Fall River Physiotherapy - pt Health
In response to COVID-19, pt Health is doing its part to help protect patients and our teams by modifying the delivery of services at our clinic. We remain open in select communities across Canada to treat patients requiring urgent care and to provide virtual care options.
For clinics that are providing in-person services, we have put in place active measures including enhanced hygiene practices, social distancing and pre-screening before anyone enters the clinic as per the Public Health Agency of Canada and continue to monitor federal and provincial colleges, to ensure our policies are aligned.
If you are feeling ill, have traveled outside of Canada in the past 14 days, or have come in contact with someone who is suspected to have COVID-19, please reach out to your local public health agency. If you need to reschedule an existing booking, please contact us by calling: 1 (888) 707-4410
We will keep you up to date with any related changes at pt Health that may affect you. If you have any questions regarding your appointment or your future treatment, please contact us at: 1 (888) 707-4410
In good health,
"The best service. The team is wonderful and professional. They have a great understanding of the problem a person is having and treat accordingly. I am very pleased and have been using pt Health in Fall River for 4 yrs."
"Always extremely thorough, assisting me not only with treatment of the immediate injury, but also understanding and incorporating my lifestyle and recovery goals into their approach. Everyone is cheerful, positive and professional."
Our Clinic Team
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.
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.
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 - N/ASpeaks: EnglishNicola is a recent Graduate from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. She received the “Excellence in Massage Therapy” award this past fall and graduated with Honours in April. Nicola grew up in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia and was a competitive Irish dancer for twelve years. She had the opportunity to represent Nova Scotia at the regional and national level. This sparked her interest in dance and remedial exercise. In 2011, Nicola graduated from St. Thomas University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Double Majoring in Psychology and Sociology. Over eight years she worked in long term care facilities and community services. During this time she started her foundation of care with respecting the integrity and dignity of others. As she continued to further her education in client care, those fundamental values continue to be her primary focus. Her passion for educating patients on their health and wellness is demonstrated in her knowledge of clinical assessments, treatment planning and rehabilitation. Over her clinical studies she took special interest in Arthritis, Neurological conditions and sports massage. Nicola utilizes hydrotherapy modalities and General Swedish massage in healing soft tissue and joints. Nicola is excited to be a new member to the Pt. Health Team and ready to further her knowledge and experience moving forward.
Massage Therapist - Registered Massage TherapistSpeaks: EnglishEmily Mathisen Registered Massage Therapist Emily is a graduate from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and a member of Massage Therapy Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS). Emily is from St. Paul, Minnesota, and moved to Nova Scotia with her Canadian husband in 2014, and more recently, she became a permanent resident of Canada. Upon moving to Nova Scotia, Emily quickly began to utilize her background in healthcare by working at ptHealth Cowie Hill as a patient coordinator. While working as a patient coordinator, Emily was able to see how well a multidisciplinary approach to health can help further a patient’s healing, which spurred her decision to become a Massage Therapist. While in school, Emily was able to partake in a variety of sporting events and clinics specializing in Neurological disorders, mental health, and spa. She specializes in Swedish massage and a therapeutic approach, combined with deep tissue, myofascial, trigger point therapy, and cupping. Emily is a dedicated practitioner who helps inspire her patient’s self-care through education of their own body, and providing remedial exercises for homecare. She believes in getting to the root cause of a patient’s condition, and working with other clinicians to create the best treatment plan for her patients.
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.
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.
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.
"Wonderful and friendly staff. They helped to get me moving again after a car accident. They are very knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile. It is great to have so many services available under one roof."
"Fast to get into. Easy for insurance billing. Staff easy to talk to. Professional. There are appointments available to work with people before or after work or school and evenings. Very convenient! "