Fall River Physiotherapy - pt Health
- 3060 Hwy #2, Suite 201
Fall River, Nova Scotia B2T 1J5
Canada (902) 861-1344
- General Parking
- Hours of Operation
- Monday : 7:30 AM-8:00 PM
- Tuesday : 7:30 AM-9:00 PM
- Wednesday : 7:30 AM-8:00 PM
- Thursday : 7:30 AM-9:00 PM
- Friday : 7:30 AM-4:00 PM
- Saturday : Closed
- Sunday : Closed
- Languages Spoken
- English, French
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Welcome to Fall River Physiotherapy
Helping Fall River residents feel their best for over 5 years
At Fall River 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
- Efficient Recovery: We get you back to enjoying a pain-free life as quickly as possible
- 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 Fall River Physiotherapy you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on Hwy #2, Fall River 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.*
Fall River 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 Fall River 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 Fall River 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.
Fall River 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 Fall River Physiotherapy
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
Fall River 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:
- Chiropractic Care
- Massage Therapy
- Custom Bracing
- Hand Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Orthotics (gait scan equipped)
- Pediatric TX (3 yrs +)
Fall River Physiotherapy Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Kim Goulden - Physiotherapist
Kim Goulden – Physiotherapist
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.
In her spare time Kim enjoys spending time with her family (husband, children and pets); hiking, sailing or just relaxing watching a movie.
Steve McCall - Massage Therapist
Steve 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.
Dr. Rebecca Wynn - Chiropractor
Dr. Rebecca Wynn is a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and certified in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture. She is a Sports First Responder and has taken various courses including myofacial release techniques. She has worked with various sports teams and sporting events in and around the HRM.
Dr. Wynn provides individualized, patient-centered care to those experiencing musculoskeletal pain or dysfunction. A thorough assessment will be done on the initial visit targeting the muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints in the area of complaint. She uses a variety of treatment techniques such as soft tissue therapy, active release techniques, instrument assisted soft tissue therapy, acupuncture, joint mobilizations and manipulations, as well as exercises in her practice.
Karen Smith - Psychologist
Karen Smith has been with ptHealth for over two years. She has 12 years of clinical experience providing psychological services to a broad client base. She graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and criminology and then completed post graduate work at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador receiving a Masters in Counseling Psychology Karen is certified in several treatment modalities including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Mindfulness and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy. These modalities can be particularly helpful for patients struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction and/or anger disorders. She also has experience working in the public sector for the Correctional Services of Canada and Mental Health and Addictions
Marielle Randles - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Marielle Randles – Kinesiologist
BScK., FCE Certified
Marielle graduated from Dalhousie Univeristy with a bachelor of science in Kinesiology in 2008. She currently lives and works in Fall River, NS. She has been working with ptHealth since 2009.
Marielle completed her training in Work Well Functional Capacity Evaluation In March 2011. She performs functional testing and return to work planning, generally for clients who have been injured at work or in a motor vehicle accident.
Over the last 8 years Marielle has developed functional rehabilitation programs for those who have limitations due to their injury and require strengthening to return to activities of daily living, work, and/or leisure activities. She works closely with Occupational Therapists to ensure the clients have the support they need at home and/or their workplace.
In her spare time Marielle enjoys spending time with her young daughter, staying active outdoors, and crafting.
Rebecca Whynot - Occupational Therapist
Rebecca 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.
Thomas Riggs - Occupational Therapist
A Cole Harbour local, Thomas Riggs attended Dalhousie University and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with distinction in 2010. Thomas began working as a kinesiologist for pt Health and developed a strong interest in rehabilitative sciences. He soon returned to Dalhousie University to complete his Masters in Occupational Therapy studies and is now practicing as an Occupational Therapist with pt Health. Thomas currently works out of several clinics in case management completing Job Site Visits, Ergonomic Assessments, Functional Testing, and Return to Work Planning to ensure clients are able to engage in occupations that are meaningful to them.
Aurora Paul - Massage Therapist
Aurora 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.
Jennifer Miller - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Jennifer Miller is a kinesiologist from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She graduated from STFX in 2014 with a BSc Human Kinetics. She then went on to complete her 200hr yoga teacher training. Jennifer focuses on exercise prescription and expression of movement. She believes that movement is a major component to leading a heathy lifestyle and that everybody should have the opportunity to do so. In her spare time, jen enjoys practicing and teaching yoga, sitting ocean side and relaxing with friends.
Cheryl Cassell - Patient Coordinator
Cheryl 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.
Nathan Giroux - Physiotherapist
MSc PT, BSc Kin
Nathan Giroux – Physiotherapist
BSc. HKin., MSc PT
Nathan graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a BSc (Human Kinetics) in 2012. He graduated with his MSc (Physiotherapy) in 2015, from Glasgow Caledonian University (Scotland). Since graduation Nathan has lived in the East Hants area and has worked at clinics in and around the HRM, including here at pt Health Elmsdale.
Nathan believes in continually learning and developing his skills as a practitioner, to allow for the best outcome for his patients. He has completed Level I and Level II of his acupuncture training and is certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. As well he has his Advanced Upper and Lower Extremity Certificates through the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute.
He believes in the correction of biomechanical dysfunctions and identifying risk factors for future injuries. His motto is ‘fix it now before it breaks’. He has completed his Advanced Upper and Lower Extremity Certificates through the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute.
In his spare time Nathan enjoys spending time with his dog, playing hockey, teaching fitness classes and enjoying the outdoors.