Dunnville Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation - pt Health
- 420 Lock St West
Dunnville, Ontario N1A 1V6
Canada (905) 701-7944
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- Hours of Operation
- Monday : 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Tuesday : 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
- Wednesday : 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Thursday : 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Friday : 8:00 AM-1:00PM
- Saturday : Closed
- Sunday : Closed
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Welcome to Dunnville Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Helping Dunnville residents feel their best for over 5 years
At Dunnville Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation you can expect:
- Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
- Coverage Options: Covered by OHIP & most insurance plans with minimal out-of-pocket fees
- 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
- 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 Dunnville Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on Lock St West, Dunnville Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation 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. Click on the “condition” 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.*
Dunnville Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation 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 Dunnville Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation 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 Dunnville Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, 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.
Dunnville Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation 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 Dunnville Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
Dunnville Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation 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:
- Massage Therapy
- Chiropodist / Podiatrist Services
- Compression Garments
- Custom Bracing
- Sport Injury Rehabilitation
- TMJ/ TMD
- Women’s Health / Pelvic Floor
- Vertigo/Epley Maneuver/Dix-Hallpike
Accessible and Affordable Therapy
We take care of the paperwork so you don’t have to
Insured or not, we will work to help make your therapy accessible and affordable. Whether you require services or products as part of your treatment, we will assist you with direct billing or paperwork completion. At Dunnville Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, we accept a variety of insurance plans and payment types. We currently accept:
- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Health Benefit Plan
- Government Insurance
- Work Injury Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
- No Obligation
Payment Methods Accepted
- VISA / Mastercard
Important Coverage Information:
OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan)
We direct bill your OHIP plan.
Government funded physiotherapy treatments are available to those who meet certain criteria. Ontario Ministry of Health uses an “Episode of Care” coverage system that consists of a block of physiotherapy treatments provided to patients that meet the OHIP criteria.
The number, frequency and duration of visits offered during each episode of care must be necessary and reasonable for the treatment of your condition. Your physiotherapist will use their clinical judgement and evidence-based best practices to make that decision. Keep in mind, this program does not cover services aimed to maintain an existing level of function. A new referral from a physician or nurse practitioner is required for each episode of care.
OHIP eligibility criteria:
- Age 65 or over
- Age 19 or younger
- Post Hospital stay (within in the last 12 months)
- On Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or Ontario Works
- Other ODSP or Ontario Works without a health card
Employer Extended Health Plans / Benefits
We direct bill your extended health plan.
Many extended health benefits plans include physiotherapy coverage. Our team is happy to help you navigate your insurance plan coverage. While not necessary, we suggest contacting your plan provider to find out:
- If a doctor’s referral is required in order for treatment to be covered.
- How claims are handled, do they offer direct billing or will you have to complete and submit paperwork.
Not sure what your coverage is? Our team is happy to help. At your initial assessment, we can contact your insurance company to find the details of your coverage.
Motor Vehicle Accident Coverage
We direct bill your auto insurance plan.
If you have extended healthcare benefits that cover therapy, auto insurance companies in Ontario 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 healthcare benefits that covers therapy, your treatments may be billed directly through your auto accident insurance company.
Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB)
We direct bill for Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) for you.
If you are injured while at work, you have the right to choose which healthcare provider you get care from. You do not need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist. For more information about your rights as an injured worker please see the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.
If you sustain a workplace injury, you must contact your workplace immediately to ensure the proper paperwork is completed and that your claim is started.
WSIB provides physiotherapy coverage for workers injured on the job. We bill WSIB 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 WSIB paperwork that you may be unsure about.
Blue Cross Billing
We will bill Medavie Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of:
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
- Department of National Defense (DND)
- Canadian Forces
- Veterans Affairs
For any treatments partially covered, you will be asked to pay the difference at each visit.
Schedule your no-obligation appointment today to get well and stay well.
Dunnville Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Amberly Horton - Physiotherapist
MScPT, Hons. BA
Amberly attended McMaster University for her undergraduate degree in Health Studies, and completed her Masters of Physical Therapy at Queen’s University in 2015. As a former competitive dancer and athlete, Amberly developed a passion for human movement and physical fitness. She continually strives to provide evidence-based treatments that target individual patient needs and goals. Amberly believes continual education is an essential component of physical therapy practice. She has developed a special interest in orthopaedic and pelvic health physiotherapy, and is enthusiastic about learning new skills in these areas. Amberly is an active participant in the Physiotherapy profession. She currently resides on the executive of the Private Practice Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and frequently mentors Physiotherapy students and new graduates. Amberly grew up in a small town and remains a country girl at heart. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, fishing and relaxing on the beach or by a bonfire.
Emilie Paletta - Physiotherapist
BSc. Kin., MSc. PT
Emilie became inspired to pursue a career in physiotherapy during a co-op placement in her second year of Kinesiology studies at the University of Waterloo. She loved the idea of using knowledge of anatomy and physiology to help people. After her studies in Waterloo, Emilie graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2016. She is an advocate for active rehabilitation programs and interprofessional care. Emilie is eager to continue her education by taking additional orthopaedic and neurofunctional courses in the future. Emilie uses a variety of techniques in her treatments, but she is especially passionate about the use of acupuncture. When Emilie isn’t working, she keeps herself busy by competing in races and playing soccer.
Ruth Draaistra - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Ruth graduated from the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA/PTA) program from Mohawk College in 2017 with experience in both hospital and clinic settings. She believes strongly in the correlation between physical and mental well-being. Ruth plans to continue her education into concussion management, mental health and further techniques of fitness conditioning. Currently, she is taking the Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Therapist Training Program at McMaster University. In addition to her OTA/PTA training, Ruth has certifications in the Gentle Persuasive Approach and Mental Health First Aid. It is her passion to help people and enjoys doing so through physiotherapy. In her spare time, Ruth loves playing indoor soccer, spending time with family and friends, and helping her community through volunteer engagement opportunities.
Anna DeHaan - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Anna graduated from the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant program at Niagara College in 2017. Throughout her studies, Anna completed one of her placements within Pthealth. She enjoys treating the diverse population at Dunnville Physiotherapy and strives to make a difference in everyone’s road to recovery. Since graduating, Anna has become certified in therapeutic taping and finds it a useful tool to incorporate in patient care to help facilitate recovery. In her spare time, Anna enjoys painting, spending time outdoors, and is active in several sports including soccer and volleyball.
Christina Zapala - Massage Therapist
Christina Zapala graduated from Canadian Therapeutic College and successfully passed her provincial examination gaining RMT status in 2010. Upon graduation she was offered a position at the prestigious Charter Spa and Ski resort in Beaver Creek, Colorado. After living there for 3 years she continued to practice in a clinical setting in Ontario furthering her knowledge in treatment based massage therapy. She specializes in relaxation, deep tissue, hot stone and treatment specific massage therapy. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, and enjoying quality time with her family!
Kathy Wright - Patient Coordinator
Kathy has been a valuable member of Dunnville Physiotherapy and the Pthealth community for over 10 years. She is currently the full-time Patient Care Coordinator. Kathy’s knowledge and experience is invaluable to staff and patients and her work is integral to the daily operations of the clinic.
Melody Arsenault - Patient Coordinator
Melody graduated from the Medical/Dental Administration program at the Ontario College of Health and Technology in August 2016. She began her journey at Dunnville Physiotherapy in March of 2016 as a medical administration co-op student. Melody is a valuable member of the clinic as a Patient Care Coordinator. She demonstrates great enthusiasm regarding her position and is an active team player at the Dunnville Physiotherapy clinic.
Nicole Dosser - Massage Therapist
Nicole graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Canadian Therapeutic College in 2005. Nicole is very passionate about her career in massage therapy. She likes to incorporate relaxation massage with myofascial techniques, deep tissue and trigger point therapy, combining these techniques makes for a relaxing but effective massage treatment.
Nicole loves interacting with the clients and helping them relieve pain and improve their overall health and wellness.