Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services - pt Health
Hours of Operation
|Monday:||07:00 AM-09:00 PM|
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|Wednesday:||07:00 AM-09:00 PM|
|Thursday:||07:00 AM-09:00 PM|
|Friday:||07:00 AM-09:00 PM|
|Saturday:||09:00 AM-02:00 PM|
- Health Benefit Plan
- Work Injury Insurance
- No Obligation
- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
Languages SpokenEnglish, French
- General Parking
Welcome to Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services – pt Health
Helping Dartmouth residents feel their best.
At Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services you can expect:
- Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
- Coverage Options: Covered by most insurance plans
- Custom Treatment Plans: Customized treatment plans will help you reach your rehabilitation goals.
- Short & Long Term Relief: We focus on the root cause of your pain, not just symptoms
- Flexible Scheduling: Convenient scheduling around work and home obligations
- Prevention Strategies: We show you how to keep pain from coming back – on your own
- Experienced Clinicians: Licensed clinicians who genuinely care about reaching your goals
When you choose Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services you will find experienced Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on Forest Hills Parkway, Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services recognizes the differences in shapes, sizes, strengths and degrees of injury amongst all of our patients and designs sensible rehabilitation programs that help our patients reach their personal rehabilitation goals. Whether it is pain relief or recovery from an injury, we will provide therapy options that can help you play an active role in achieving your goals. We are a multidisciplinary clinic, by working together as a team, all clinicians are in constant communication with each other in order to ensure that each patient receives the most effective treatment possible.
We successfully treat many conditions and injuries through a variety of effective therapy options.
Early Intervention Can Help Prevent Lifelong Chronic Pain
Early intervention is critical to a speedy recovery. Research has proven that people who seek therapy early after an injury have shorter recovery periods and are 8 times less likely to develop chronic pain.*
Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services can help you feel your best. Schedule your appointment today using the form, or give us a call and put Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services the full spectrum of advanced rehabilitation services to work for you.
*Study by the Department of Occupational Medicine at the Orebro Medical Centre.
Orthotics (gait scan equipped)
Pool Therapy / Pool Program
Conditions We Treat
At Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services, our team has extensive experience and training in treating a variety of different conditions.
Personalized Treatment Plan: The First Step to Your Recovery
Our first goal is to reduce the symptoms you’re feeling right now as quickly as possible. We assess and develop a personalized treatment program through means including, but not limited to, advanced exercise prescriptions, manual therapy, and various modalities.
Evaluating Your Condition
To come up with your treatment program, a therapist will gather key information about your condition. Your answers along with the results of an expert examination will guide us in creating a specific type of treatment program to effectively address your specific condition and eventually, to facilitate your healing.
Adjustments to the program are implemented based on your actual progress, or response, to the treatment until your goals are achieved. We pay close attention to your progress. You will receive verbal instruction and hands-on guidance to improve your condition.
Understanding Your Condition and Implementing Prevention Strategies
A clear understanding of your condition will not only alleviate your concerns, but can also help you understand your condition, to look for and change factors that may be causing your symptoms, and to help you learn how to avoid future problems.
Our therapists may provide tips, specific stretches, and exercises to do at work, or during activities. We recommend changes to help you do your job with less strain and less chance of injury.
As you recover, you will gradually advance in a series of strengthening exercises for the muscles surrounding the affected area which helps patients begin moving easier and lessens the chances of future pain and problems.
How Long It Takes:
Quick Treatments to Let You Work on Your Other Responsibilities
Our goal is to relieve pain and correct your injury as quickly as possible, without compromising the quality of treatments you will be receiving. We adjust our therapy programs to meet your goals.
We get you in for treatment quickly, usually within a few days, and work hard to get you back to enjoying life as quickly as possible. In fact, in some cases just a few 30-minute therapy sessions is all it takes.
Including Your Doctor:
Your Doctor Is Always Our Partner
It takes a team approach to high quality health care. That is why we never take your doctor out of the equation.
Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services provides clear and consistent reporting to your doctor. Reporting may include areas such as results achieved, detailed assessment of problem, treatment by physiotherapist, and future treatment options.
We Help You Get Well & Stay Well.
But the treatment doesn’t stop in our office. We may provide you with exercises to do at home on a regular basis to help control your symptoms and protect reoccurrence of injury in the years ahead. Although we will continue to be a resource, you will be in charge of practicing the strategies and exercises you’ve learned as part of an ongoing home program and maintain a good quality of life.
Ready to feel your best again? Schedule Your No-Obligation Appointment Today.
- Health Benefit Plan
- Work Injury Insurance
- No Obligation
- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
Private Paying Options
- Personal Cheque
Direct BillingCole Harbour Integrated Health Services directly bills insurance companies for you when possible. Call for details.
Coverage and Payment Frequently Asked QuestionsFind answers to commonly asked payment and coverage questions below. Don’t see your question? A member of our clinic team would be happy to help, call us at (902) 701-8376.
Payment Frequently Asked Questions
Employer Extended Health Benefits Frequently Asked Questions
Motor Vehicle Accident/Collision Frequently Asked Questions
Workers Compensation Board (WCB) Frequently Asked Questions
Blue Cross Billing Frequently Asked Questions
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Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services Team
Physiotherapist, BScK, BScPTSpeaks: English,FrenchNatasha is originally from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and first completed a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University in 2002. She then graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy in 2005. Natasha immediately began working in private practice in June of 2005 and joined the ptHealth team in Eastern Passage in August of 2010. In October 2013, Natasha joined the Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services ptHealth team where she began treating full time and managing that location. Since beginning her career as a physiotherapist, Natasha has furthered her training in acupuncture, exercise rehabilitation and managing chronic pain. In her daily practice she attempts to incorporate individualized rehabilitation programs and a client-centered approach to care. Outside of the clinic, Natasha enjoys camping and enjoying the outdoors.
Zachary Charles Henderson
PhysiotherapistSpeaks: EnglishZach’s career in physiotherapy began in 2010 as a kinesiologist at Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services. During that time, he worked closely with physiotherapists and other clinicians in a multidisciplinary setting. He then transferred to our Bedford location and became more involved in the sport world. He was the trainer for the Charles P. Allen high school Football and men’s Hockey team, while also coaching the Bedford-Sackville Saints Football team. Zach then decided to further his education and graduated in 2014 from the Dalhousie Physiotherapy program. Since then he has worked with PtHealth in Berwick, Porters Lake and Fall River before returning to where his career first began at Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services.
Jason Murray Hart
Massage TherapistSpeaks: EnglishJason was born and raised in St.John`s Newfoundland, graduating with a B.A. in Archaeology in 1997. He then decided on a career in healthcare so moved to Nova Scotia to complete his registered massage therapy program. Jason has worked as an RMT at the Cole Harbour Place clinic for the last 16 yrs.Over that period of time he has also had the role of neurological supervisor at the massage therapy school. In his spare time he enjoys playing ball hockey ,going to the gym, practicing martial arts and spending time with his 15 yr. old daughter. Jason has been a volunteer firefighter in Lawrencetown for the last 10 yrs.
Dr. Ben Murray
ChiropractorSpeaks: EnglishDr. Murray holds a Bachelor of Science degree form Dalhousie University. He graduated as a doctor of chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2008. At graduation he received several awards for recognition of his skills in clinical diagnosis and radiographic examination. Currently he is enrolled in a Sport Science Residency Program aimed at specializing in Sports Medicine, Injury Prevention, and Conditioning. Dr. Murray has received training in active release techniques (ART), Graston Technique, Thompson technique, Craniosacral Technique, and Sacrooccipital Technique. He also has training as a Sports First Responder. Dr. Murray serves as chiropractor during many sporting events including the 2011 Canada Winter Games and the 2009 Canoe Kayak World Championships.
Massage Therapist, BScSpeaks: EnglishStacey graduated from Dalhousie Univeristy in 1998 with her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then attended Northumberland College and graduated in 1999 with her Diploma in Massage Therapy. Stacey has taken several continuing education classes and has obtained her Combined Decongestive Therapy from the Dr. Vodder School. This now allows Stacey to treat Lymphedema, Lipedema, and any swelling post injury and surgery. She is a member of MTANS (Massage Therapists of Nova Scotia). Stacey is an active mother o f three, and is also an avid runner in her spare time.
PsychologistSpeaks: English,FrenchKaren Smith has been with ptHealth for over two years. She has 12 years of clinical experience providing psychological services to a broad client base. She graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and criminology and then completed post graduate work at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador receiving a Masters in Counseling Psychology Karen is certified in several treatment modalities including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Mindfulness and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy. These modalities can be particularly helpful for patients struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction and/or anger disorders. She also has experience working in the public sector for the Correctional Services of Canada and Mental Health and Addictions
Massage TherapistSpeaks: EnglishAndrea attended Acadia University where she pursued a Bachelors of Kinesiology Degree in 2012. While attending Acadia, Andrea played four years of Varsity Rugby where she made the All Star team three of the four years. Along with being involved in athletics she also volunteered with numerous programs including Acadia?s Kinderskills and S.M.I.L.E program, working with children of all ages. Once she finished her degree, and being an athletic individual who continues to play numerous sports, Andrea decided to continue her education and received a Diploma of Massage Therapy from ICT Northumberland College of Massage Therapy in 2014.
Massage TherapistSpeaks: EnglishNicola is a registered massage therapist, who graduated from ICT Northumberland College Halifax in 2014. Nicola came to Nova Scotia 4 years ago, after living in the UK and working as a social worker for several years. Throughout her life, she has worked towards enabling people in their search for balance, wellbeing and good health.As a massage therapist, Nicola provides a broad range of techniques such as general Swedish massage, deep tissue, myofascial and stretching techniques as well as trigger point therapy. Nicola will utilize a variety of these techniques to customize your massage therapy experience.Nicola is an empathetic and holistically minded massage therapist, who believes in enabling individuals towards an empowered approach to their health and wellbeing.
Physiotherapist, B.Sc (Maj) MPTSpeaks: EnglishIn 2014 Meghan graduated with a Bachelor of Biological Sciences from the University of Manitoba. Wanting to pursue a career in healthcare, Meghan went on to complete her Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba in 2017. While attending the University of Manitoba, Meghan was the president of the Exercise is Medicine committee and certified as a Sports First Responder. Meghan now practices using a holistic treatment approach which combines manual therapy and therapeutic exercise to promote health and wellness. Working from both the Forest Hills location and Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services, Meghan treats a wide range of conditions and strives to provide the best treatment practice using the latest clinical evidence and a hands-on approach. Meghan is licensed to practice Functional Dry Needling and seeking additional training in concussion management and orthopedic manual therapy. Outside of practice, Meghan believes in maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. Her interests include travelling, running, hiking, waterskiing, kayaking. Meghan is looking forward to her first year in Halifax and embracing the new opportunities the community has to offer.
Registered NurseSpeaks: EnglishHeather has practiced as a healthcare professional for over 30 years. She first qualified as a Registered nurse and Midwife in Dundee Scotland. Heather then furthered her education at Dalhousie University where she graduated with honours and was the graduating year recipient of the Award for Excellence. Heather worked for many years in cardiac care and medical intensive care where she developed considerable experience in the traditional methods for pain control in both medical and post-surgical conditions. She also has extensive experience in Infectious Diseases clinical research trials where much of her work has been involved in the field of HIV/AIDS.
Occupational TherapistSpeaks: EnglishThomas Riggs BSc (Kinesiology), Msc OT Reg(NS) Thomas Riggs graduated Dalhousie University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with distinction. Thomas worked as a kinesiologist for pt Health and developed a strong interest in rehabilitative sciences. He returned to Dalhousie University to complete his Masters in Occupational Therapy and is now practicing as an Occupational Therapist with pt Health. Thomas currently works in the EP Physio, Russell Lake, and Forest Hills locations to complete functional scans and return to work planning for injured workers. Thomas also completes services such as Job Site Visits, Ergonomic Assessments, and Functional Capacity Evaluations. Thomas believes in the importance of engaging in occupations that are meaningful in daily living and works to help clients identify and overcome the barriers that impact their participation in daily occupation. His hobbies include regular exercise, traveling, hiking, and outdoor activity.
Physiotherapy Support PersonnelSpeaks: EnglishLaurel grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where she obtained her BA and her BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan. Laurel then moved to Toronto to obtain her MA in Dance at York University with her area of study focused on Dance Kinesiology. Her major research was in analyzing the prevalence of overtraining syndrome in collegiate ballet dancers. Following her time at York, Laurel moved to Nova Scotia to be closer to family and began to work as a Kinesiologist with pt Health. She has had the opportunity to work with a number of different therapists and obtain training in TOG orthotics, compession stocking fitting and exercise prescription. Laurel has also remained active in the dance community and when not at the clinic, can be found teaching at Dartmouth Dance Academy.