Fall River Physiotherapy - pt Health
Hours of Operation
|Monday:||07:30 AM-08:00 PM|
|Tuesday:||07:30 AM-09:00 PM|
|Wednesday:||07:30 AM-08:00 PM|
|Thursday:||07:30 AM-09:00 PM|
|Friday:||07:30 AM-03:00 PM|
- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Health Benefit Plan
- Work Injury Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
- No Obligation
Languages SpokenEnglish, French
- General Parking
Welcome to Fall River Physiotherapy – pt Health
Helping Fall River residents feel their best since 2009.
At Fall River Physiotherapy – pt Health you can expect:
- Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
- Coverage Options: Covered by 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 Fall River Physiotherapy – pt Health you will find experienced Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on Highway #2, Fall River Physiotherapy – pt Health 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.*
Fall River Physiotherapy – pt Health can help you feel your best. Schedule your appointment today using the form, or give us a call and put Fall River Physiotherapy – pt Health the 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 Fall River Physiotherapy – pt Health, 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.
Fall River Physiotherapy – pt Health 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 BillingFall River Physiotherapy Pt Health 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) 861-1344.
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Workers Compensation Board (WCB) Frequently Asked Questions
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Fall River Physiotherapy Pt Health Team
Physiotherapist - BSc(PT)Speaks: EnglishKim Goulden - Physiotherapist BSc.(PT) Kim graduated from Dalhousie University with a BSc (Bio) in 1994 and a BSc. (Physiotherapy) in 1997. She has lived and worked in Halifax, NS, since 1998. Previous to that, she lived her childhood years in Newfoundland. She is currently the Clinic Team Manager of Fall River Physiotherapy. Kim is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and licensed with Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists. She is certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (level I) and has broadened her skills by taking many manual therapy courses. Kim’s main focus since 2000 has been private practice. She has treated numerous conditions including muscle and joint pain, neurological dysfunction and general rehabilitation and conditioning. Her style of treatment focuses on manual therapy, supported by modalities and exercise prescription. Kim enjoys collaborating with various other health disciplines to give a diverse treatment experience to her clients. She has extensive experience with worker-related injuries and motor vehicle accidents. Kim has most recently completed both the Arthritis Society's Getting a Grip on Arthritis® osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis education program. In her spare time Kim enjoys spending time with her family (husband, children and pets); hiking, sailing or just relaxing watching a movie.
Physiotherapist - Functional Dry Needling, Acupuncture, Manual Therapy, Aquatic TherapySpeaks: EnglishJessica grew up in Auburn, a small community in the Annapolis Valley. 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 2 Manual Therapy, Anatomical Acupuncture, Functional Dry Needling, Aquatic Therapy and TMJ Dysfunction. She has been working as a physiotherapist for pt Health since the fall of 2012. She has experience with WCB, MVC, DVA, and orthopaedic post-operative care. Jessica has most recently completed both the Arthritis Society's Getting a Grip on Arthritis® osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis education program.
Massage TherapistSpeaks: EnglishSteve McCall has more than 27 years of clinical experience in Medical Massage Therapy. Originally self studied and mentored Steve challenged and passed the American Nation Certification Exam in 1993 along with a certification in the St. John Method of Neuromuscular Therapy. He has studied many forms of bodywork from Myofascial Release, Cranio-Sacral and visceral manipulation with a specific interest in rehabilitation and pain relief. Steve served as President of the East Coast Massage Therapy Association from 1994 - 2000 and is now an active member of the Massage Therapist's Association Of Nova Scotia.
Massage Therapist - RMT, BScKinSpeaks: 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.
Occupational TherapistSpeaks: EnglishRebecca graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Dalhousie University in 2007. She took a few years off to work before returning to school to complete her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2012. After graduation, Rebecca moved to rural Newfoundland to work for a few months before joining the pt Health team in October 2012. Rebecca is excited to be back home completing Job Site Analysis, Job Site visits, Ergonomic Assessments, functional testing, return to work planning, and wheelchair assessments for pt Health. Although she enjoys all aspects of her job, Rebecca's main area of interest is seniors' health and wellness.
Physiotherapist - B.Sc (Maj) MPTSpeaks: EnglishIn 2014 Meghan graduated with a Bachelor of Biological Sciences from the University of Manitoba. Wanting to pursue a career in healthcare, Meghan went on to complete her Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba in 2017. While attending the University of Manitoba, Meghan was the president of the Exercise is Medicine committee and certified as a Sports First Responder. Meghan now practices using a holistic treatment approach which combines manual therapy and therapeutic exercise to promote health and wellness. Working from both the Forest Hills location and Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services, Meghan treats a wide range of conditions and strives to provide the best treatment practice using the latest clinical evidence and a hands-on approach. Meghan is licensed to practice Functional Dry Needling and seeking additional training in concussion management and orthopedic manual therapy. Outside of practice, Meghan believes in maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. Her interests include travelling, running, hiking, waterskiing, kayaking. Meghan is looking forward to her first year in Halifax and embracing the new opportunities the community has to offer.
Chiropractor - DCSpeaks: EnglishDr. Brittany Fraser is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic and certified acupuncture provider. She graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2017. Her treatments have an evidence-based approach which employ techniques such as manipulation, mobilization, soft tissue therapy, acupuncture, and rehabilitation exercises. Through these treatments, she intends to help her patients return to their optimal function and well-being. Dr. Fraser grew up in Bedford, Nova Scotia and was involved in the community mainly through sports. She is certified in Functional Integrated Acupuncture and Mental Health First Aid. She is a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association and the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors.
Physiotherapy Support Personnel - BKINSpeaks: English, FrenchKatie Furlong graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Kinesiology (Bkin) in 2017. While in her final semester of school, she made the move to Nova Scotia to complete a four-month field placement with PtHealth and hasn’t left since. Over the course of her degree, Katie developed a strong passion for health and wellness through a wide variety of courses she took and the volunteering she did within the community. She specifically enjoyed her time volunteering with youth of varying abilities and took an active role in providing them with opportunities for sport and leisure. With her own personal rehabilitation journey, Katie developped a vast appreciation and passion for Kinesiology. Originally from Whitehorse, Yukon, Katie grew up in a place that valued a more alternative, multidimensional and holistic approach to healthcare. She hopes to one day pursue further education in a field that allows her to combine her passions for rehabilitation and alternative health methods to create positive, meaningful changes in the well-being and health of others. In her spare time, you will find Katie exploring the beautiful province she now calls home with her Saskatchewanian boyfriend and her spirited border collie, Sammy.
Patient CoordinatorSpeaks: EnglishCheryl graduated from ARVS (Annapolis Regional Vocational School) in 1980 with a diploma in Business Education/Secretarial. Originally from Ottawa Ontario, She has lived and worked in the Halifax area since 1993. She is currently Patient Coordinator at Fall River Physio in Fall River, NS. Cheryl has a passionate interest in mission work and has participated in mission trips in Africa, Haiti, and Costa Rica. Cheryl has been married to Esau for 36 years and is a mother of five and grandmother of eight. She enjoys travelling, baking, doing crafts, and hanging out with her grandchildren whenever possible.