Northside Physiotherapy Clinic - pt Health
- 197 Main St
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3A 1E1
Canada (506) 457-5623
- General Parking
- Hours of Operation
- Monday : 8:00AM-8:00 PM
- Tuesday : 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Wednesday : 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Thursday : 8:00AM-8:00 PM
- Friday : 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
- Saturday : Closed
- Sunday : Closed
- Languages Spoken
- English, French
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Welcome to Northside Physiotherapy Clinic
Helping Fredericton residents feel their best for over 5 years
At Northside Physiotherapy Clinic you can expect:
- Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
- Coverage Options: Covered by WSNB 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 Northside Physiotherapy Clinic you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on Main St, Northside Physiotherapy Clinic 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.*
Northside Physiotherapy Clinic 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 Northside Physiotherapy Clinic 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 Northside Physiotherapy Clinic, 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.
Northside Physiotherapy Clinic 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 Northside Physiotherapy Clinic
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
Northside Physiotherapy Clinic 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:
- Massage Therapy
- Arthritis Management
- Chronic Condition Management
- Custom Bracing
- Pediatric TX (3 yrs +)
- Product Board
- Sport Injury Rehabilitation
- TMJ/ TMD
- Assisted Devices
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 Northside Physiotherapy Clinic, 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 Accident Coverage
We direct bill your auto insurance plan.
We offer assessment and treatment services if you’ve been hurt in a motor vehicle accident. Our clinicians can assess you and complete the required paperwork to start your claim. However, if you have extended healthcare benefits that cover therapy, auto insurance companies in New Brunswick 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.
WorkSafeNB (WSNB) – Billed Directly
We bill directly to WSNB for you.
WSNB provides physiotherapy coverage for workers injured on the job. We bill WSNB 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 WSNB 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.
Northside Physiotherapy Clinic Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Vanessa Nilsen - Physiotherapist
Vanessa completed both her undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, 2010) and her Masters degree in Physiotherapy (2013) from Dalhousie University. She began her journey with the Northside Physiotherapy team 3 years ago with a brief sabbatical where she ventured to Edmonton Alberta to further her education in the sports and orthopaedic realm. She has post graduate training in many areas; acupuncture, Pain Control, Manual therapy, K-taping, MacKenzie techniques, shoulder complex, Rockblades and Orthopaedic levels to name a few. Vanessa, being an athlete herself her whole life has a large background and interest in sports and sports therapy doing anything from personal training, to on field/court sport coverage for University teams and community leagues. When not working Vanessa will most likely be found playing soccer year round, preparing for her next fitness competition, or spending time with friends and family. Vanessa is looking forward to meeting you and helping you achieve all your goals in the clinic
Stephanie LeBlanc - Physiotherapist
After completing her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick in 2013, Stephanie continued her education at Dalhousie University. In October of 2015, she graduated with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. She enjoys working in a fast pace environment where she can learn something new everyday. Northside Physiotherapy allows her to develop the skills learned at school as well as develop new skills. She is interested in pursuing manual therapy levels by attending courses and workshops. She is fluent in both English and French. In her spare time she teaches fitness classes at URec.
Colleen DiGiacinto - Massage Therapist
Colleen has been with Northside Physiotherapy Clinic for nine years. She studied at Kin Concept Institute here in Fredericton and graduated in 2002 from a group of 50 students many of which are not practicing Massage Therapy at this point. She loves her work and could not see herself doing anything else. Previous to her work as a Massage Therapist she used to work at Chimo Helpline Inc and aided people around the province on many different subjects. She speaks English and is always working on her fluency in French. Presently she is a volunteer Brownie Leader with the Girl Guide Association of Canada.
Sasha Mooney - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Sasha grew up in Cardigan, Prince Edward Island. From a young age Sasha was part of the athletic world, which sparked her interest in sport medicine. From that interest she has recently graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. While at UNB she continued playing sports and was part of the women’s hockey and field hockey teams. As well to further her knowledge and exposure Sasha devoted her time to the St. Thomas women’s soccer and hockey teams as the student athletic therapist. Sasha is passionate about her work, and loves helping people. She hopes to translate these interests into her future one day by pursuing a career in physiotherapy.
Walker Blizzard - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Walker Blizzard – Physiotherapy Support Personnel
BScKin, CEP, CSCS
Walker came to Fredericton in 2009 when he arrived at UNB to complete a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (2013). Upon graduation Walker has been certified as an Exercise Physiologist (CSEP) and a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA). He has worked with varsity and provincial athletes as a strength and conditioning coach at UNB before joining Northside Physio. He is now working towards a Master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science and continuing to work part time as a personal trainer and leads the strength and conditioning for the St. Thomas Women’s Hockey team. Walker’s career goal is to help individuals heal and reach their full potential in any way shape, or form. To do this, Walker dedicates time to reading and continued learning while balancing a healthy life and spending time with friends and family.
Suzanne Pye - Physiotherapist
Suzanne earned her physiotherapy degree from Dalhousie University in 1992. She has dedicated her career to working in the private practice setting, primarily dealing with orthopedic injuries of all types. Along with her many years of service in acute care, she also has experience with work conditioning and work hardening programs, functional capacity evaluations, aquatic therapy and community based education sessions and exercise groups.
Josee Michaud-Gilliland - Physiotherapist
Josee completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology in 2013 and after working for 1 year as a kinesiologist, she attended Dalhousie University to complete her Master’s of Physiotherapy. Josee started her career at Northside Physiotherapy. She has experience in personal training as well as sports coverage, being a trainer with the St-Thomas Tommies and the DAL tigers during her studies. She has also completed extra education in acupuncture and looks forward to continuing her education with manual therapy and other courses. Josee is excited to learn from her colleagues at Northside and to learn from her clients.
Vanessa Jean Ann Nilsen - Physiotherapist
Vanessa completed both her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology (2010) and her Masters degree in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS in 2013. After graduation Vanessa began her physiotherapy career near her hometown in moncton, and has since been with the Northside Physiotherapy team for 1 year. She has post graduate training in acupuncture, Pain Control, Manual therapy, K-taping, MacKenzie techniques, and Bahram Jam shoulder complex course. Vanessa, being an athlete herself her whole life has a large background in sports and sports therapy working on-field/court coverage for Saint Mary’s women’s Varsity volleyball team and the Dalhousie university men’s football team as well as some of Fredericton’s senior A men’s league soccer teams. She plans to continue her education to further her manual therapy training, achieve her sports physiotherapy certification and continue to pursue her Doctorate of Physiotherapy in the upcoming years.
Carol Malloy - Physiotherapist
I have practiced physiotherapy in Fredericton since 1971 after graduating from McGill University. My experience has involved hospital work as well as in the private sector, having been co-owner of a successful clinic for twenty years. I have taken many courses over the years in orthopedics, golf specific physiotherapy training, manual therapy, movement patterns and I am certified in acupuncture by Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. I have a special interest in clients with osteoporosis and chronic pain.