Greenwood Physiotherapy - pt Health

  • Address
  • 780 Central Avenue, P.O Box 70
    Greenwood, Nova Scotia B0P 1N0
    Canada
    (866) 749-7461
  • Parking
  • General Parking
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday : 8:00 AM-8:30 PM
  • Tuesday : 8:00 AM-7:30PM
  • Wednesday : 7:30 AM-8:30 PM
  • Thursday : 8:00 AM-6:30 PM
  • Friday : 8:00 AM-4:00PM
  • Saturday : Closed
  • Sunday : Closed
  • Languages Spoken
  • English, French

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Welcome to Greenwood Physiotherapy

Helping Greenwood residents feel their best for over 5 years


At Greenwood 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 Greenwood Physiotherapy you will find experienced  staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.

Located on Central Avenue, Greenwood 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.*

Greenwood 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 Greenwood 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 Greenwood Physiotherapy, our team has extensive experience and training in treating a variety of different conditions.


If you are experiencing pain from an ankle injury it is important that you get the correct form of treatment. If your ankle injury is not given the proper attention and healed completely, you run the risk of it occurring again or developing a chronic condition.Our approach to physiotherapy starts first by helping you understand your ankle injury as well as implement the necessary rehabilitation steps and bracing (when applicable)that can help correct your ankle problem.To learn more about how we can help your specific ankle injury, consider scheduling a no obligation physio appointment today.
Unfortunately there is no cure for osteoarthritis. Arthritis is a chronic but very treatable disease. Our physiotherapist’s goals are to relieve your pain and to improve or maintain movement of affected joints. Our treatment for OA involves no prescriptions. Our rehab team will provide several options to help manage your symptoms effectively. To learn more about how we can help your specific OA pain, consider scheduling a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
Our physiotherapy team designs programs to address a particular back condition and to help you prevent future back pain problems from reoccurring. Physiotherapy treatments focus first on relieving pain, improving your back movement, and fostering healthy posture. There is a great deal of scientific evidence that physiotherapy is beneficial for back pain. pt Health physio clinics are evidence based and use the most current research when developing your treatment plan. We treat: piriformis syndrome, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, disc herniation among other conditions. To learn more about how we can help your specific back injury, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today.
Non infected bursitis can be treated effectively. Our physio team will apply advanced therapy techniques to help reduce the inflammatory process of bursitis. Electrotherapy, such as ultrasound or shortwave diathermy can also help greatly. Your situation is unique, and so should your treatment be. To learn more about how we can help your bursitis pain, consider scheduling a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
Car accident rehabilitation is a specialized type of physiotherapy with a focus on collaboration between pt Health rehab professionals. Our ultimate goal is to fully return you to the physical state that you were in the minute before your car accident occurred. Car accident therapy often requires the care of more than one health care provider and may involve blending such treatments as physiotherapy and massage therapy, for example. Your situation is unique. To learn more about how we can help your specific injury, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today. Learn more about our physio treatment approach to auto accident whiplash.
The main focus of our treatment is to reduce or eliminate the cause of pressure in the carpal tunnel. We may provide suggestions about the use of healthy body alignment and wrist positions, helpful exercises, and tips on how to prevent future problems. Our physiotherapist may also begin treatments to reduce inflammation and to encourage normal gliding of the tendons and median nerve within the carpal tunnel. Although time required for recovery is different for every patient, as a general rule, you may see improvement in as little as four weeks. Your situation is unique. To learn more about how we can help your specific carpal tunnel injury, consider booking a physiotherapy appointment at a clinic near you.
Acute injuries usually occur suddenly during activities. When you experience an acute injury there are things your pt Health physiotherapist can do to minimize tissue damage and protect from further injury. We help you to manage and recover from your injury sooner. Chronic pain is a broad category that includes many common conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. At pt Health many nonsurgical treatment approaches are used by our rehabilitation team to reduce the symptoms of chronic pain. Our physiotherapy team gathers detailed information and will evaluate your condition closely. The answers you give along with the results of the examination will guide us in tailoring a unique treatment program that is right for you.
A concussion is known as a type of trauma, or injury, to the brain. In some cases it can result in additional symptoms, including neurological, physical, and emotional. At pt Health, we work with you to successfully recover from a concussion, through such techniques as vestibular rehabilitation, to help retrain the brain to recognize the signals from the vestibular system, proprioception, and vision to help with imbalance.
Balance problems affect over 50% of all adults at some time. A pt Health physiotherapist is trained to treat dizziness and balance issues including: BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo): an individual feels the environment is moving around them (i.e. spinning). This is related to a dysfunction in the vestibular system. A pt Health physiotherapist can help treat this with a series of maneuvers and exercises that restore normal function for the vestibular system and help the patient regain balance. Your situation is unique. To learn more about how we can help your balance issues, consider scheduling a physiotherapy appointment today.
The elbow is one of those areas that is easy to injure, whether it be from sitting at a desk all day or playing your favourite sport. Because elbow injury is most often linked to overuse, our physiotherapy team will work with you to reduce repeated strains during activity. When symptoms are from a particular sport or work activity, we will observe your style and motion with the activity. Our physiotherapist may suggest ways to protect the elbow during your activities. We also keep the collagen in your tendon from breaking down further. Our overall goal is to help your elbow injury heal as soon as possible. Call pt Health today to learn more about how we can help your specific injury.
Aerobic exercise can be helpful in reducing muscle pain and tenderness. Heat and massage therapy may also be beneficial in some patients. a pt Health physio therapist will assist with education about energy conservation techniques and specific strengthening exercises that may help effectively manage fibromyalgia symptoms.
The foot can be the home of many problems, all of them uncomfortable and tough to deal with. We help treat stress fractures, pulled muscles, torn ligaments and more. Each foot injury is unique. To learn more about how we can help your unique injury, call pt Health physiotherapy today.
A hip injury is one of the most serious injuries a person can suffer through and one that can lead to long-term health problems if not addressed correctly or inevitably prevented. Your pt Health physiotherapist will work with you to regain the stability needed in the hip for balance and walking. Find out how we can help your unique injury, consider booking a no-obligation appointment today.
The knee is a sensitive area of your body and one that is prone to injury doing almost any activity. When you begin a pt Health knee physiotherapy program, our initial treatments will focus on decreasing pain and swelling in your affected knee. Our rehab team may begin range-of-motion exercises, with the goal of helping you swiftly regain full movement in your knee. This may include the use of rotation movements, gentle stretching, and careful pressure applied to the knee. We may also give you exercises to improve the strength of your hamstring and quadriceps muscles. As your symptoms ease and strength improves, we may also provide specialized exercises to improve knee stability. Learn more about how we can help. Book your physio appointment today.
Nonsurgical therapy can optimize the health of your neck and in some cases, prolong the need for surgery. Our physiotherapy programs are often prescribed for 2 to 5 weeks for patients with neck pain, although your recovery time may vary. Our therapy sessions are designed to help ease pain and to improve your mobility, strength, posture, and function. To learn more about how we can help your specific neck injury, consider scheduling a no obligation physio appointment today.
Our treatment may help improve muscle strength, making every day activities important to you easier to achieve. Our approach to neurological rehab first assesses how your muscles are functioning and then we devise a structured rehabilitation program centred around you and your needs. Call or email us today to learn more.
pt Health physiotherapists are experts at assessing, planning, and implementing effective exercise programs for overweight and obese individuals. Your insurance may cover some or all program costs. Discover how we can help with your specific weight loss goals. schedule a no-obligation appointment today.
Patients with osteoporitic bones begin losing their minerals and support capabilities, leaving the skeleton brittle and prone to fractures. The primary goals of our treatment are to educate you on proper posture, introduce safe ways of moving and lifting, and provide you with helpful exercises you can do at home to help prevent a decline in bone mass and prevent fractures. Find out how we can help you by booking a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
CTD is a broad health category that includes many common diseases that affect the soft tissues of your body. CTD in itself is not a disease. pt Health helps you understand your condition as well as implement the necessary rehabilitation steps that should be taken for correcting your pain and preventing injury recurrence. Get more information on how we can help you by booking a no obligation appointment.
Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the bottom of the foot. Nonsurgical management of plantar fasciitis is successful in 90 per cent of all cases. When you begin therapy our physiotherapist will design exercises to improve flexibility in the calf muscles, achilles’ tendon, and the plantar fascia. To learn more about how we can help your plantar fasciitis, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today.
Post operative treatment can help with recovery from numerous surgeries such as acl reconstruction, frozen shoulder, joint replacement, knee surgery, hip replacement among others. Your situation is unique. To learn more about how we can help with your post op physio, consider scheduling your no-obligation physical therapy appointment today.
Pain in the buttock that radiates down the leg is commonly called sciatica. The most common cause for sciatica is irritation of the spinal nerves in or near the lumbar spine. After evaluating your condition, our physiotherapy team will use various treatments to ease spasm and pain. Discover how we can help your sciatica pain, call or email for your no obligation appointment today.
At pt Health we provide information and tools needed to successfully recover from a shoulder injury and to prevent future injuries from occurring. There are many types of shoulder injuries. To learn more about how we can help with your specific shoulder pain, schedule a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
Our staff works with a variety of people with different athletic and sport backgrounds to improve their overall performance and skill, and assist them with successful recovery when sports-related injuries occur. There are many types of sport related injuries. Discover how our physiotherapists can help you.
Sprains and strains are injuries caused by overstretching or tearing of the ligaments and tendons. Strains and sprains have similar signs and symptoms, but differ anatomically. To learn more about how we can help your strain / sprain, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today.
We look forward to helping you recover from your work related injury. Whether you spend your day at the computer, sitting at a desk, standing or lifting, we can work with you to design a program that will help you avoid or recover from work injuries. Find out how we can help by scheduling a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.

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.

Prevention Strategies:

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.

Greenwood 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 Greenwood Physiotherapy

Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well


Greenwood 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:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • FAE
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Hand Therapy
  • Orthotics (gait scan equipped)
  • Custom Bracing
  • Compression Garments
  • Ergonomic/Work Station Assessments
  • Vestibular Rehab
  • Women’s Health / Pelvic Floor
  • Pediatric Care (3 yrs +)
  • TMJ/TMD

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 Greenwood Physiotherapy, we accept a variety of insurance plans and payment types. We currently accept:

  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Extended Benefits
  • Work Injury
  • Private
  • No Obligation

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Cash
  • VISA / Mastercard
  • Debit
  • Personal Cheque
  • Cheque

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:

  1. If a doctor’s referral is required in order for treatment to be covered.
  2. 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.

Greenwood Physiotherapy Team Members

Our trusted clinic team members


 

  • Photo of Heather Parker

    Heather Parker - Physiotherapist

    Heather Parker is a ‘homegrown’ valley girl working as a Physiotherapist and Clinical Director at Greenwood Physiotherapy for eleven years. Heather graduated from Dalhousie University from the School of Physiotherapy in 1996. She has taken multiple continuing education courses in manual therapy, exercise, acupuncture, Fit Fore Golf, and vestibular rehab. Heather is active in her local branch of The Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

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    Laura Mosher - Massage Therapist

    Greenwood, NS is the hometown of Laura where she continues to work and reside. She graduated from Northumberland College in 2003 and has been a member of the pt Health team since 2009. Laura has additional education in Level 1,2 and Advanced Reiki, Advanced Trigger Point Therapy and is preparing to further her education, this summer, with Craniosacral Therapy training. Prior to working with pt Health, Laura had experience working with Naturopathic clinics, acupuncture clinics, world class spas and pretty much everything in between. When not at work, Laura enjoys music, writing, reading and roller derby.

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    Aralee Foote - Massage Therapist

    RMT

    Hello, my name is Aralee Foote. I am an RMT at PT Health.
    I have had three years of training to become an RMT.
    Some of my hobbies include writing, art, and making jewelry.
    I like being an RMT because I like to see the progress that people make when I am treating them. It makes me really happy to hear people tell me that the work I am doing is helping them get back to a normal life.
    Massage therapy is a great way to help people heal faster and reduce pain.
    I also really like working with the PT Health team because they are a lot of fun and they make you feel right at home. They are also always there for you if ever you need help, it is a great atmosphere to work in.
    I hope that everyone who comes through PT Health has a great experience and heals well.

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    Christa Crossman - Patient Coordinator

    Born in Amherst N.S, she spent most of her childhood in the Yukon. She graduated from NSCC, Middleton with a diploma in Human Services. Christa started with ptHealth 6 years ago in our Berwick clinic. She transferred to our Greenwood clinic in 2009 and the rest is history! Christa is well versed in WCB and MVC procedures, and enjoys the diversity in clients in the Greenwood clinic. In her spare time, Christa keeps busy with her two children and enjoys travelling, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

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    Darlene Green - Patient Coordinator

    Darlene was born in Annapolis Royal but has lived in, or traveled through, every province in this great country. She graduated from NSCC Institute of Technology with a Diploma in Computer Programming. Darlene also has her Honours Certificate from the Toronto School of Business in Microcomputer Business Applications with Accounting. Darlene has experience in varied administrative positions and really enjoys the interaction with the clients at ptHealth. She calls lake Paul home and when she is not working Darlene enjoys: gardening, playing darts and shopping!

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    Geoff Boudreau - Physiotherapy Support Personnel

    BScKin

    Geoff is originally from Arichat, Cape Breton. He graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2014 with a BSc. in Human Kinetics and a minor in Biology. He just recently moved to the valley in 2017 when he joined the pt Health team in Greenwood/Berwick. With a background in athletic training and sport rehabilitation, he enjoys coming up with new and fun ways to get people moving. In his spare time, Geoff likes to spend his time being active by playing hockey, hiking, and coaching tennis.

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    Patricia Chama Gerlach - Physiotherapy Support Personnel

    Dip Occupational/Physiotherapy Assistant

    My name is Patricia Chama Gerlach. I am originally from Zambia (Africa). I now live in the Valley. I graduated from NSCC (Cumberland Campus) in Springhill where I obtained a Diploma in Occupational therapy/Physiotherapy assistant.
    When not working, I like gardening, fishing, shopping and making friends.

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    Charlotte Graham - Occupational Therapist

    MScOT

    Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Charlotte graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Health Science in 2012 from the University of Ottawa, and continued on to receive her MScOT from Queen’s University in 2015. She moved to Annapolis Valley in 2016, when she joined pt Health. She is always striving to learn as much as she can from her clients as well as continue with her professional educational development. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, hiking, skiing and attending live music events.

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    Sarah Bird - Physiotherapist

    BScKin, MScPT

    Sarah Bird was born in Happy Valley- Goose Bay, NL, where she lived until she graduated high school in 2006.
    Sarah attended University of New Brunswick from 2006 until 2010, where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.
    After graduating from UNB, Sarah was accepted into the Physiotherapy program at Dalhousie University. After receiving her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy, Sarah began working in the public health care system working in areas of Cardio-Respiratory, Medicine and Surgery, Cancer care and Orthopedics, including Intensive Care and Intermediate Care.
    Sarah joined the ptHealth team in 2015 doing outpatient orthopedics. She hopes to expand her outpatient care knowledge to include Acupuncture, and to improve her skills in exercise prescription.