Elmsdale Integrated Health Services - pt Health
Hours of Operation
|Monday:||10:00 AM-08:00 PM|
|Tuesday:||07:00 AM-08:00 PM|
|Wednesday:||09:00 AM-08:00 PM|
|Thursday:||08:00 AM-08:00 PM|
|Friday:||07:00 AM-03:00 PM|
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Welcome to Elmsdale Integrated Health Services
Helping Elmsdale residents feel their best for over 5 years
At Elmsdale Integrated Health Services you can expect:
- Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
- Coverage Options: Covered by WCB & 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 Elmsdale Integrated Health Services you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on Park Rd, Elmsdale 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.*
Elmsdale Integrated Health Services can help you feel your best. Schedule your appointment today using the form, or give us a call and put Elmsdale Integrated Health Services full spectrum of advanced rehabilitation services to work for you.
*Study by the Department of Occupational Medicine at the Orebro Medical Centre.
Ergonomic/Work Station Assessments
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Work Conditioning / Hardening
Conditions We Treat
At Elmsdale 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.
Elmsdale 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.
- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Health Benefit Plan
- Work Injury Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
- No Obligation
Private Paying Options
- Personal Cheque
Direct BillingElmsdale 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) 883-7708.
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Elmsdale Integrated Health Services Team
Physiotherapist, MScPT, BA HKin, CAFCISpeaks: EnglishLaura returns to ptHealth Elmsdale after living in Glasgow, Scotland where she completed her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University. After graduating from St. Francis Xavier University with her Bachelor of Arts in Human Kinetics, Laura was a kinesiologist at our clinic. During her time at St.FX she was a member of the CIS champion X-Women rugby program as a student athletic therapist and completed her CPTN personal training certification. As a NCCP level 1 coach she also enjoyed coaching in learn to skate programs. Laura has completed her AA1 and AA2 courses in acupuncture and is CAFCI certified. She has also completed the upper and lower extremity courses from the Advanced Physical Therapy Institute. Laura’s passion for health and wellness stemmed from years of competitive figure skating, as a member of team Nova Scotia. She shares her enthusiasm for exercise and fitness by leading exercise classes at Strides
Occupational Therapist, MSc OT, BKinSpeaks: EnglishMeghan MacLeod graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Acadia University in 2011. After graduation she worked for lululemon athletica in Halifax. Her interest in human wellness, overall health, wellbeing, and independence drew her to Occupational Therapy and she returned to school and graduated with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Dalhousie University in 2016. She is now a practicing Occupational Therapist with pt Health and works in multiple pt Health locations, including Elmsdale Integrated Health. Meghan’s primary focus is return to work planning for injured or post-surgical workers. She also completes services such as Job Site Visits, Ergonomic/Office Assessments, home visits, mobility/scooter assessments, and goal setting. In addition, Meghan has training in paediatrics, including gross and fine motor assessments, hand-writing assessments and in-hand manipulation skills, and attentional strategies. Meghan is passionate about engaging in daily occupation as a means to live your best life. When she isn’t working, you can find her trail running, in the yoga studio, or spending quality time with people closest to her.
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.
Dr. Shawn Toner
Chiropractor, BSc, DCSpeaks: EnglishDr. Shawn Toner is a chiropractor with over 16 years' experience in private practice. Originally from Grand Falls, NB, Dr. Toner is a graduate of Dalhousie University and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, ON. He and his family have recently relocated back to Halifax after spending 14 years living and practicing in Galway, Ireland.Dr. Toner uses a variety of natural manual techniques to help patients recover from back, neck and joint problems as quickly as possible. He enjoys working with a wide variety of people and conditions, and treatments typically involve a combination of chiropractic adjustments, muscular release therapies, ergonomic advice and simple home exercises. Beyond pain relief, Dr. Toner also strives to help patients understand the root cause of the problem, and provides strategies to help prevent future issues.
Massage Therapist, BScK, RMTSpeaks: EnglishAurora Paul graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2015. She went on to Massage Therapy at Eastern College and graduated April 2017 and is certified to practice Craniosacral Therapy level 1. Her love for sport inspired her to pursue a life-long involvement with various athletic activity. She played rugby for 8 years: 3 of those being at Dalhousie University and Enfield’s rugby teams, and sailed competitively for 5 years. She has experience in coaching sailing, as well as athletic training for varsity rugby teams for 2 seasons. She also worked as a Kinesiologist for 2 years in a Halifax clinic. Aurora believes in patient-centered care, and will always tailor treatments to patient’s specific primary complaints as well as any compensating areas looking for additional care. She is looking forward to learning about more ways she can help everyone who walks through the doors.
Physiotherapist, MSc PT, BSc HKin, CAFCISpeaks: EnglishNathan made the move to the East Coast to pursue his Bachelors Degree in Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University and graduated in 2012. While at St. FX Nathan was the student athletic therapist for the varsity men’s hockey team for two seasons. Upon graduation Nathan worked in the private sector in Nova Scotia as a Kinesiologist before leaving to pursue his physiotherapy degree. Nathan’s passion for sport led him to complete his Masters thesis on parental awareness of sports- related concussions, and he brings this knowledge into his practice. In 2015 Nathan graduated from Glasgow Caledoinan University (Scotland) with his Masters in Physiotherapy. Since graduation Nathan has completed an Advanced Upper Extremity certification (APTEI) and is currently working towards his Level I Manual Therapy and Acupuncture levels (AA1 and AA2). Nathan looks forward to becoming more involved in the East Hants sporting community as he now calls Hardwood Lands home.
Physiotherapy Support Personnel, BKinSpeaks: EnglishJanelle graduated from Acadia University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology with Nutrition. She grew up and lives in Center Rawdon, Nova Scotia. During her time at Acadia, she gained valuable experience in exercise rehabilitation through volunteer opportunities. She particularly enjoyed her time with the Acadia Active Aging (AAA) program, which helped members of the Wolfville community learn to stay active as they aged.She has always had a love for sport and this is what triggered her passion for a career in promoting physical activity and wellness. Janelle believes that healthy living can be achieved by doing everything in moderation. She also believes exercise is essential to the healing process.In her spare time, Janelle enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing a tune on the piano, and being outdoors.