Cowie Hill Physiotherapy - pt Health
15 Shoreham Road #213
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3P 2R3
Canada 1 (866) 749-7461
- Hours of Operation
- Monday: 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
- Languages Spoken
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Welcome to Cowie Hill Physiotherapy
Helping Halifax residents feel their best for over 5 years
At Cowie Hill Physiotherapy you can expect:
- Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
- Coverage Options: Covered by WCB & most insurance plans with minimal out-of-pocket fees
- Efficient Recovery: We get you back to enjoying a pain free life as quickly as possible
- 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
- No Wait List: Access to therapy in under 48 hours – normally same day
We also offer a convenient no-obligation appointment option so you can learn more about how we can help with no commitment.
When you choose Cowie Hill Physiotherapy you will find experienced physiotherapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located near Shoreham Road #213, Cowie Hill Physiotherapy 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 that specializes in physiotherapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture and more. 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. Click on the “conditions we treat” tab above to learn more about 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.*
Cowie Hill Physiotherapy can help you feel your best. Schedule your no-obligation appointment today using the form to the right, or give us a call and put Cowie Hill Physiotherapy full spectrum of advanced rehabilitation services to work for you.
*Study by the Department of Occupational Medicine at the Orebro Medical Centre.
Conditions We Treat
At Cowie Hill Physiotherapy, 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.
Cowie Hill Physiotherapy 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.
You’re In Good Hands At Cowie Hill Physiotherapy
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
Cowie Hill Physiotherapy uses many therapy options to ensure an optimal approach to your care. You will experience a variety of gentle therapy solutions that can help reduce pain, strengthen, add flexibility, improve joint range, and more. Some of our services include:
- Chiropractic Care
- Massage Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Orthotics (gait scan equipped)
- Custom Bracing
Accessible and Affordable Therapy
We take care of the paperwork so you don’t have to
Cowie Hill Physiotherapy services are covered by most health care plans; most pay 80-100% of the fees. If you have a dental plan, chances are you also have coverage for most of the services and products we offer at Cowie Hill Physiotherapy. We currently accept:
- Motor Vehicle Accident
- Extended Benefits
- Government Funding
- Work Injury
- No Obligation
Payment Methods Accepted
- VISA / Mastercard
Important Coverage Information:
Motor Vehicle Accident Coverage
We direct bill your auto insurance plan.
If you have extended health care benefits that cover therapy, auto insurance companies in Nova Scotia require that your claim be placed through your extended health plan first. Any remaining balances for services are then covered by your auto accident insurance plan. On your first visit, you may be asked to provide information about your extend health plan.
If you do not have an extended health care benefits which covers therapy, your treatments may be billed directly through your auto accident insurance company.
Workers Compensation Board (WCB) – Billed Directly
We bill directly to WCB for you.
WCB provides physiotherapy coverage for workers injured on the job. We bill WCB directly for treatments provided, complete necessary forms, progress reports, treatment extensions and communicate with adjudicators, your workplace and other healthcare professionals involved in your treatment. Our team can help you navigate through any WCB paperwork that you may be unsure about.
Blue Cross Billing
Cowie Hill Physiotherapy will bill Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of
- Canadian Forces
- Veterans Affairs
For any treatments partially covered, you may be asked to co-pay the difference at each visit.
For more details about treatment fees, contact our helpful administrative team with any questions you may have about your payment options.
Schedule your no-obligation appointment today to get well and stay well.
Cowie Hill Physiotherapy Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Holly Muirhead - Holly Muirhead
Biography coming soon...
Lori-Lynn Hill - Lori-Lynn Hill
Biography coming soon...
Dr Michael Majaess - Michael Majaess
Dr. Michael Majaess has over 13 years of professional experience in the chiropractic management of neuromusculoskeletal injuries. Michael has moved towards dually maintaining part-time clinical practice and a role as an adult educator. Having completed the Train-the-Trainer Adult Education Program, he has served as lead instructor of musculoskeletal anatomy and orthopedic assessments at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy since 2007. As a healthcare provider, Michael’s philosophy of practice is to meet the needs of his patients in a professional and timely manner and strives to teach his patients how to become more empowered over their own health and wellness. As a certified Graston Technique® practitioner, he blends his experiences into his current style of practice by emphasizing soft-tissue management. Continuing to maintain an affiliate membership with the College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences, when possible, he enjoys sharing and demonstrating the benefits of chiropractic by participating on a volunteer basis with major local sporting events that have included the Scott FireFit Championships, Nautel Laser Masters World Championships, International Canoe Federation Canoe Sprint World Championships, Canada Winter Games, and, most recently, the Bluenose Marathon.
Jessica Ritchie - Jessica Ritchie
Jessica grew up in Auburn, a small community in the Annapolis Valley. When not at work, she enjoys spending her spare time being active outdoors; particularly biking, hiking, kayaking, camping & rock climbing. She attended St.F.X. University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics with a concentration in Nutrition in 2007. She returned to St.F.X in 2008 and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. Jessica joined the pt Health team as a Kinesiologist in 2008. In 2012, Jessica graduated from Dalhousie University with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy. Upon graduation, she received the School of Physiotherapy award for Integrated Practice. Jessica has taken continuing education courses in level 1 Manual Therapy & Anatomical Acupuncture. She has been working as a physiotherapist for pt Health since the fall of 2012.
George Cernan - George Cernan
George has over 5 years of clinical experience and is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Since graduating from Dalhousie University, George continues to enhance his clinical skills through numerous continuing education courses including manual therapy, low back disorders, movement impairments, acupuncture, and exercise prescription. As a former professional musician, he has a special interest in musicians’ injuries. In his spare time he enjoys piano playing. Salsa dancing, and travelling.
Dr. Vanessa McColl - Vanessa McColl
BA(Hons), MSc, Psychologist (Candidate Register)
Vanessa hails from Windsor, Ontario. In 2008, she graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor’s in Psychology with Thesis, with Distinction. Upon completing this degree, she moved to Nova Scotia to complete her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Acadia University and graduated in 2010. Her Master’s thesis was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and it was awarded a Certificate of Academic Excellence by the Canadian Psychological Association. She completed her practicum in clinical assessment and internship in psychotherapy at Annapolis Valley Health (AVH) Adult Community Mental Health Services in Kentville, NS. Vanessa continues to remain active in the psychology research field. Her research interests are in the area of cognitive behavioural and emotional regulation approaches to the study of depression and anxiety. In 2012, in collaboration with her Master’s thesis supervisor from Acadia, she will conduct an online study with undergraduate students that will be an extension of her Master’s thesis. This study will examine in further detail the manner in which self-regulation processes might be related to psychological well-being in the regulation of short-term and long-term goals. Vanessa’s therapeutic approach is eclectic in nature, although primarily cognitive-behavioural. Her “down-to-earth”, practical, and empathic delivery helps to establish positive rapport with clients.