Elmsdale Integrated Health Services - pt Health
"The staff at Elmsdale Integrated Health Services are very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. They go out of their way to do what they can to get you feeling better. I would definitely recommend their services."
"This establishment had wonderful staff and great service with smiles. The atmosphere was welcoming. I would return to this location. I would also recommend this place to others."
Our Clinic Team
Chiropractor - BKIN, DC, FRC Mobility Specialist, Acupuncture ProviderSpeaks: EnglishDr. Drew Martinow started his passion for healthy living while playing competitive basketball and baseball in his hometown of Simcoe, Ontario. Dr. Martinow went on to achieve his Bachelors of Kinesiology with Honours and First Class Standing from Brock University in St. Catherine’s Ontario. He worked with the varsity Cross-country and Track and Field teams as a student athletic therapist helping them to stay healthy throughout their season. He then pursued his chiropractic education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario and graduated in 2019. He enjoys staying as active as possible through hiking, various sports and weight lifting. Dr. Martinow offers diversified manual adjusting, soft tissue therapy, functional acupuncture, kin tape and rehab. His goal is to keep his patients as active as possible so they can continue to enjoy the things they love.
Physiotherapist - BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy, Master of Manual Therapy, Certified in Gunn IMSSpeaks: EnglishDan brings to the pt Health team a wide range of experiences and skills that will help his patients achieve the most from their physiotherapy experience. As a therapist Dan is passionate about helping individuals achieve their rehab goals using active rehabilitation complemented by evidence based therapies. Outside of work Dan is a competitive mountain biker and triathlete. This understanding of training and dealing with athletic injuries helps provide exceptional results for his patients. Originally, Dan undertook his physiotherapy training in the UK (2001), he later completed a master's degree in manual therapy at the University of Western Australia (2007). He also has further training orthopaedic medicine (UK), occupational health and safety (BCIT), and is trained in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (istop.org). As a clinician Dan has managed hospital orthopaedic outpatient departments, worked with professional athletes and worked as an on-site physio for the two largest coal resources companies in the world. For 10 years Dan has owned and operated 4 clinics in British Columbia but is now happy to call Nova Scotia home.
Physiotherapist - BScKin, MScPTSpeaks: English, ChineseHenry Tian graduated from Dalhousie University with a BSc. (Kinesiology) in 2015 and MSc. (Physiotherapy) in 2017. He has been living in Halifax since his family immigrated from China in 2007. Henry is a registered physiotherapist in Nova Scotia and a member of the Orthopaedic Division of Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Henry has taken several continuing education courses since graduating from school. He is certified in Biomedical Dry Needling and he has completed Level 1 and 2 of the Orthopaedic Division manual therapy courses. Henry uses a versatile treatment approach that focuses on manual therapy and exercise prescription, with the support of education, modalities, and adjunct tools such as taping and cupping. Henry is devoted to quality care for his clients through life-long learning. He will be taking the Acupuncture Canada courses in January 2020. When he is not at work, Henry enjoys spending time with his wife and one year-old son, as well as creating artwork with oil paint.
Occupational Therapist - BKIN, MSc(OT)Speaks: EnglishMeghan MacLeod graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Acadia University in 2011. After graduation she worked as a research assistant and retail in Halifax. Her interest in human wellness and overall health drew her to Occupational Therapy and she returned to school and graduated with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2016. She is now a practising Occupational Therapist at multiple pt Health locations across Nova Scotia. Meghan’s primary focuses are initial occupational therapy assessments, return to work (RTW) planning, job site visits, home assessments, and ergonomic assessments. Additionally, Meghan is training in Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs), both 1-Day and 2-Day. Meghan is passionate about engaging in daily occupation as a means to live your best life. Her hobbies include running, teaching spin classes, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Massage Therapist - RMT, Yoga InstructorSpeaks: EnglishZachary graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy with his Diploma in Massage Therapy in 2015 and is a certified yoga inctructor, as well as chair yoga in 2012. He has lived in Elmsdale, since 1991 and had been working in Truro for 2 years before starting work in Elmsdale. Zachary is massage therapist who has worked with many athletes in sports clinics in school and over the last few years, he has experience working with sprains/strains, injury recovery and other sports related injuries. Over the last 3 years Zack has been working with all types of people using his yoga knowledge to help modify homecare for people with limited ranges of motion, using his knowledge of sports and sports injuries to help players get back to playing and doing what they enjoy doing. In his spare time Zack enjoys kicking a soccer ball around, playing games, joking around and being active.
Massage Therapist - RMT/R.AcSpeaks: English
"I have been going to physiotherapy for the last couple weeks and they have been extremely helpful. I notice the the staff seem to really enjoy their jobs. Everyone is part of the team and they seem to have a lot of fun while helping people. It is nice to be getting better in an environment that feels happy and healthy!"
"I came here for a massage, I was in A LOT of pain, could barely walk or stand, the massage therapist there was able to help me start to feel relief in one session, she was knowledgeable, friendly, kind & caring. Great experience. I would definitely recommend the staff & services here. Excellent job. :)"