Forest Hills Physio Dartmouth - pt Health
"Been visiting this location for several months now with a back injury, very pleased with the staff, who are all great, personable, and awesome. Makes me glad I chose to return quite frequently each week."
"I enjoy my time with the group at pt Health, they are a great and kind group of people to have treatment done. They know what they are doing and they get the job done. Thanks for all the services."
Our Clinic Team
Dr. Drew Martinow started his passion for healthy living while playing competitive basketball and baseball in his hometown of Simcoe, Ontario. Dr. Martinow went on to achieve his Bachelor of Kinesiology with Honours and First Class Standing from Brock University in St. Catherine’s, Ontario.He worked with the varsity Cross-country and Track and Field teams as a student athletic therapist helping them to stay healthy throughout their season. He then pursued his chiropractic education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario and graduated in 2019.
He enjoys staying as active as possible through hiking, various sports and weight lifting. Dr. Martinow offers diversified manual adjusting, soft tissue therapy, functional acupuncture, kin tape and rehab. His goal is to keep his patients as active as possible so they can continue to enjoy the things they love.
Occupational TherapistSpeaks: English
Emily joined the pt Health team in July of 2021 after receiving her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Dalhousie University. Emily also has a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Acadia University, where she graduated from in 2017. Emily takes a client centered and strengths-based approach, ensuring client's feel empowered in their own care and that their needs are at the forefront.
Emily has experience in chronic pain management, workplace injury rehabilitation, as well as assessment and treatment to address how mental health can impact meaningful everyday activities. Additionally, Emily has experience providing home assessments to improve accessibility and safety at home.
Registered Massage TherapistSpeaks: English
Catherine completed the 2200 hour program from ICT Northumberland College. Catherine enjoys treating a diverse clientele with a variety of conditions including acute injuries, chronic pain, postural issues, or simply the need to relax. She tailors her clients unique needs and can vary her pressure from a light touch to deep tissue based on her clients preferences. Catherine has a variety of skills that she uses to achieve the best results for her clients including Swedish massage techniques, trigger point release, cupping, joint mobilizations, and more. Catherine has a passion for treating prenatal clients and those who are trying to conceive using Fertility Enhancing Massage. She believes massage therapy can play a critical role in the overall wellbeing of those she works with and looks forward to helping her clients meet their wellness goals.In her spare time, Catherine enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading and spending time with her friends and family.
Physiotherapy ResidentSpeaks: English
Laura has had a long-time interest in health and wellness, she has wanted to be a physiotherapist since she was just a teenager. During her Kinesiology degree at Dalhousie University, she gained experience working as a physiotherapy assistant, a strength and conditioning coach and a fitness instructor. Laura recently graduated from McGill University with a MSc in Physiotherapy where she worked with the varsity women’s soccer team.
Laura’s philosophy is to use a client-centered approach to create a meaningful rehabilitation experience with patients. She aims to work with patients to address health and wellness concerns wholly and efficiently.
Laura takes special interest in back and neck pain as she has her Part A certification in McKenzie method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment. As well she takes interest in sport injuries and chronic pain for people of all ages. Laura looks forward to becoming part of the community and helping others reach their goals.