EP Physiotherapy - pt Health
- 1534 Shore Rd
Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia B3G 1M5
Canada (902) 466-7633
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- Monday : 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Tuesday : 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Wednesday : 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Thursday : 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Friday : 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
- Saturday : Closed
- Sunday : Closed
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Welcome to EP Physiotherapy
Helping Eastern Passage residents feel their best for over 5 years
At EP 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
- 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 EP Physiotherapy you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on Shore Rd, EP 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, 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.*
EP 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 EP 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 EP 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.
EP 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 EP Physiotherapy
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
EP 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:
- Massage Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- TMJ/ TMD
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 EP Physiotherapy, we accept a variety of insurance plans and payment types. We currently accept:
- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Health Benefit Plan
- Work Injury Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
- No Obligation
Payment Methods Accepted
- VISA / Mastercard
Important Coverage Information:
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 Coverage – Motor Vehicle Collision (MVC)
We direct bill your auto insurance plan.
If you have extended healthcare 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 healthcare benefits that covers therapy, your treatments may be billed directly through your auto accident insurance company.
Workers Compensation Board (WCB)
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
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.
EP Physiotherapy Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Christina Connolly - Physiotherapist
Christina Connolly is a Physiotherapist from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Christina graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelors of Kinesiology in 2004, and a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2008.
Christina’s focus is on Orthopaedics, Workplace Injury, and Motor Vehicle Accident rehab. She has taken many courses over the years such as level 2 Upper and Lower Quadrant Manual Therapy, Baraham Jam, Thorasic Spine Part I,and II, Shirley Sahrmann Level 1, 2 Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes, Post Concussion Management, and Mobilization of the Nervous System.
Christina believes in health promotion through living an active healthy lifestyle. In her spare time you can often find Christina being active through weight lifting, running, hiking , and gardening.
Simone Prinsenberg - Massage Therapist
Simone Graduated from the Canadian College of Massage Therapy in 2009 specializing in Sports Massage. She went on to study many different modalities of massage and health including deep tissue massage, Thai massage, Kinesio Taping and 200 hours Yoga Instructor training in Goa, India in 2011. Recently, Simone became fully certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy at the Dr. Vodder Institute in Austria in 2014.
Simone believes in a holistic approach in treatment of conditions as well as prevention. She continues to study new modalities and is always eager to treat an array of conditions from sports or work injuries to postural imbalances, or lymphatic related issues.
In her spare time Simone enjoys surfing and running her own local swimwear company.
Thomas Riggs - Occupational Therapist
Thomas 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.
Meghan MacLeod - Occupational Therapist
MSc OT, BKin
Meghan 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.
Amber Giesbrecht - Massage Therapist
Amber Geisbrecht is a Registered Massage Therapist at pt Health. She grew up in Winnipeg, and completed her 2200 hour course from The Massage Therapy College of Manitoba in January of 2009. Amber enjoys working with sports injuries, among many other things, but a special highlight in her career was working with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. She was able to gain significant experience working with sports-related injuries during this time and met some fabulous football players too! Amber has taken several continuing education classes, and treats all areas of the body for injury, maintenance, or to simply just feel great! On her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding, playing soccer, and traveling.