Fall River Physiotherapy - pt Health
- 3060 Highway #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 Highway #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
- Hand Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Custom Bracing
- Pediatric Care (3 yrs +)
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 Fall River Physiotherapy, we accept a variety of insurance plans and payment types. We currently accept:
- Motor Vehicle Accident
- Extended Benefits
- Work Injury
- 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.
Fall River Physiotherapy Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Larry Laing - Massage Therapist
Larry Laing, BA, RMT
Larry Laing is a massage therapist from Halifax, Nova Scotia. He graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Arts. He received a technical diploma from NBCC Miramichi and a Diploma in Massage Therapy from Eastern Collage.
Larry focuses on myofascial stretch and spread techniques. He believes that the key to successful therapy is to treat the entire region of the area of concern. Larry has extensive athletic experience playing and coaching baseball, football, hockey, golf and tennis at a completive level. Larry promotes the fact that successful therapy relies on the combined effort of the therapist and the patient…you get out of it what you put into it! In his spare time he Larry can be found playing sports with his kids.
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.
Katherine Nunn - Massage Therapist
Katherine Nunn – RMT
Katherine Nunn is an RMT from the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. She graduated from ICT Northumberland College in 2016 with a diploma in Massage Therapy.
Katherine enjoys treating postural dysfunction and helping people with chronic pain management; using a variation of myofascial release techniques, Swedish massage and giving homecare exercises/stretches. She has experience working with geriatric patients and is comfortable working with young children. Her hopes are to someday specialize in prenatal massage therapy.
She believes in getting to the root cause of a patient’s condition and working with other clinicians to create the best treatment plan possible for her patients.
In her spare time, Katherine enjoys being outdoors; spending time at the beach, or hiking in the woods.
Bree Bates - Physiotherapist
Bree Bates completed a BSc with Advanced Major in Biology at St. Francis Xavier University, followed by a BSc in Kinesiology with distinction at Dalhousie University. She then went on to complete her MSc in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University.
Bree is an avid long-distance runner and competed on the varsity cross-country and track and field teams while attending St. Francis Xavier University. She was a CIS All-academic Canadian during her time as a student-athlete. Additionally, she was the recipient of the 2014 Matthew Knox Award in from Dalhousie’s Faculty of Health and Human Performance.
Bree plans to complete her acupuncture course next year and to begin her manual therapy levels.
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.
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.
Karen Smith - Psychologist
Karen Smith comes to pt Health Cole Harbour with ten years of clinical experience. She graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and criminology. She received a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Karen is certified in several modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, prolonged exposure, and dialectal behavioral therapy. These modalities can be particularly helpful for patients struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and/or anger disorders. She also has experience working in the public sector for the Correctional Services of Canada.
France Badaire - Massage Therapist
France Badaire completed her diploma of Occupational Therapy in France in 2000, graduated with honours from the Canadian College of Massage Therapy and Hydrotherapy in 2014 where she also received awards for her academic achievements and her dedication. In 2015, she finished her last year of studies in osteopathy and is currently writing her thesis to obtain her diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice.
France personalizes treatments for each of her patients. While always addressing primary complaints, her approach is global, includes a systematic review of all aspects of health and aims at finding the root cause of ailments.
She believes in a holistic approach and that along with manual therapy, ergonomic, postural and lifestyle changes can help achieve wellness. She incorporates remedial exercises if appropriate and will refer to other practitioners when necessary.
France est heureuse de pouvoir servir ses patients francophones en français.
Kim Goulden - Physiotherapist
Kim Goulden graduated from Dalhousie University in 1997 with a degree in Physiotherapy. Since that time she has practiced in various settings including hospital and private practice clinics. She has been working in Fall River Physiotherapy since 1998; and as a member of ptHealth since 2009.
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.
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.