Forest Hills Physio Dartmouth - pt Health
- 4 Forest Hills Parkway
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2W 5G7
Canada (902) 435-6358
- Hours of Operation
- Monday : 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Tuesday : 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Wednesday : 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Thursday : 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Friday : 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
- Saturday : Closed
- Sunday : Closed
- Languages Spoken
- English, French, Spanish, Hindi
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Welcome to Forest Hills Physio Dartmouth
Helping Dartmouth residents feel their best for over 5 years
At Forest Hills Physio Dartmouth 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
- 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
- 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 Forest Hills Physio Dartmouth you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on Forest Hills Parkway, Forest Hills Physio Dartmouth 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.*
Forest Hills Physio Dartmouth 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 Forest Hills Physio Dartmouth 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 Forest Hills Physio Dartmouth, 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.
Forest Hills Physio Dartmouth 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 Forest Hills Physio Dartmouth
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
Forest Hills Physio Dartmouth 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
- Compression Garments
- Custom Bracing
- Occupational Therapy
- TMJ/ TMD
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Vestibular Rehab
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 Forest Hills Physio Dartmouth, we accept a variety of insurance plans and payment types. We currently accept:
- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Health Benefit Plan
- Work Injury Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
- 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.
Forest Hills Physio Dartmouth Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Kelly Walters - Massage Therapist
Kelly Walters graduated from the Canadian College of Natural Medicine in 2002. She has worked extensively in a clinical setting. Kelly has taken courses in myofascial work level one, decompaction (osteopathic technique), cupping and MIPA (myofascial integrated postural alignment). She incorporates these new techniques into her practice with great results.
When not working she is kept busy with her family usually enjoying the great outdoors.
Deborah Dobbin - Physiotherapist
Deborah graduated from Acadia University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Physical Education with specialization in Exercise Studies. Deborah graduated from Dalhousie University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science Physiotherapy. She began practicing Physiotherapy in 1999 and has worked in private practice previous to joining the team at Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services in 2005. In 2006 she received her Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and was granted Fellowship with The Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Deborah, as a Physiotherapist who practices Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy, utilizes (hands on) physical treatment as a part of the rehabilitative process to restore normal movement and function of patients with neuro-musculoskeletal conditions.
Greg Blackmore - Massage Therapist
Gregory grew up in Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia. He graduated from Lockview High School in 2005 and then in 2011 from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. While in massage school, Gregory participated in a sports outreach program and received a certificate for completing over 50 hours of sports massage which took place at Dalhousie University. He believes this desire comes from his own enjoyment playing sports as a kid and teen, some of which he continues with as an adult. Greg is a black diamond skier and currently a black-stripe in Taekwon-do. He has won gold medals at Provincials, Easterns and Silver at Nationals. I also play a lot of video games in my spare time. Gregory also has his Personal Trainer Certificate through CANfit.
Dr. Adele Boudreau - Chiropractor
A native to Nova Scotia, Dr. Adele Boudreau graduated from Dalhousie University in 2009 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She went on to further her education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto where she went on to graduate in 2013 with “cum laude” and “clinic honours” distinctions. During her tenure at CMCC, she had clinic rotations at Anishnawbe Health Toronto and St. Michael?s Hospital, Toronto, where she demonstrated special interest in aboriginal health, community health initiatives and multidisciplinary approaches to health. Dr. Boudreau is fully bilingual, an Acupuncture provider, is certified in Thompson technique, Webster technique, Activator and Graston technique.
Pramod Bajracharya - Physiotherapist
PGDip in Sports Physiotherapy, GDip in Sprts and exercise science, Bachelor in Physiotherapy
Pramod started practicing Physiotherapy in 2008 after he graduated from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree in 2008. He continued to develop in his physiotherapy practice with continuous education and working in various settings like in a hospital, sports clinic, and private practices. He completed his Graduate Diploma in Exercise and Sports Science from Massey University, New Zealand in 2011. Pramod graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2013. Pramod focuses on biomechanical assessment to assess your body in great depth to reach the core of the problem and develop a treatment program to correct or eradicate the cause. He incorporates manual therapy (hands-on), manipulative therapy, and therapeutic exercises as part of the rehabilitative process to restore functional goals and achieve a long-term correction of the problem. He enjoys playing soccer, basketball and weight training outside of work to keep himself active for a healthy mind and body.
Meghan MacLeod - Occupational Therapist
MSc OT, BKin
Meghan MacLeod graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Acadia University in 2011. After graduation she worked for lululemon athletica in Halifax. Her interest in human wellness, overall health, wellbeing, and independence drew her to Occupational Therapy and she returned to school and graduated with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Dalhousie University in 2016. She is now a practicing Occupational Therapist with pt Health and works in multiple pt Health locations, including Elmsdale Integrated Health.
Meghan’s primary focus is return to work planning for injured or post-surgical workers. She also completes services such as Job Site Visits, Ergonomic/Office Assessments, home visits, mobility/scooter assessments, and goal setting. In addition, Meghan has training in paediatrics, including gross and fine motor assessments, hand-writing assessments and in-hand manipulation skills, and attentional strategies.
Meghan is passionate about engaging in daily occupation as a means to live your best life. When she isn’t working, you can find her trail running, in the yoga studio, or spending quality time with people closest to her.
Sarah Bennett - Physiotherapist
MSc PT, BSc Kin (Honors)
Originally from Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Sarah completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology Co-operative (Honors) in 2015 in St. John’s, NL at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Sarah then moved to Halifax to complete her Master of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University. As a new graduate of the 2017 Physiotherapy class Sarah is excited and eager to begin her career as a physiotherapist with the PT Health teams at both Cowie Hill Physiotherapy and Forest Hills Physiotherapy. Sarah is passionate about healthy aging and has a special interest in working and completing further courses in geriatrics, falls prevention, movement impairments and animal rehab. When not studying Sarah enjoys skiing, volleyball, hiking, and spending time with her fiancé and two dogs Mya and Molson.