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Porters Lake, Nova Scotia B3E 1J8
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Porters Lake Physiotherapy - pt Health

Services: Physiotherapy, Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy View All Services
5228 Hwy #7, Suite 24
Porters Lake, Nova Scotia B3E 1J8
CA
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Clinic Overview

Hours of Operation

Monday:08:00 AM-08:00 PM
Tuesday:08:00 AM-08:00 PM
Wednesday:12:00 PM-08:00 PM
Thursday:11:00 AM-08:00 PM
Friday:08:00 AM-02:00 PM
Saturday:Closed
Sunday:Closed

Coverage Options

  • Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
  • Health Benefit Plan
  • Work Injury Insurance
  • Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
  • No Obligation

Languages Spoken

English

Parking

  • General Parking

Our Services

Our services are covered by most extended health insurance companies. Not sure if you're covered? No problem. We can help you find out.
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Physiotherapy
Custom physiotherapy treatment plans include therapies such as exercise, manipulation, stretching, soft tissue massage, ultrasound electrotherapy or acupuncture.
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Chiropractic Care
Chiropractors provide diagnosis, treatment & preventive care for spine, pelvis, nervous system & joints. Find relief from back/neck pain, headaches, arthritis.
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Massage Therapy
Help reduce pain, improve motion & health with a variety of massage techniques including relaxation, therapeutic, sports injury, deep tissue & trigger point.
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Custom Bracing
Professionally fit, or custom braces support uneven & unstable joints working to align joints, increase movement & remove instability.
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Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy focuses on psycho-social, community & environmental factors that influence function, aiding people so that they can participate in daily tasks.
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Children's Physiotherapy
Tailored to the unique physiology of children and their changing bodies. Pediatric or Children’s physiotherapy is customized and dedicated care for children 3 years and above.
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Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Custom treatment plans to help athletes effectively treat pain and return to normal function. Beneficial to those with ACL injuries, meniscus or rotator cuff tears, sprains/strains, tendonitis and more.
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TMJ/ TMD
Get relief from jaw pain, clicking, restriction, and locking. TMJ physiotherapy aims to reduce swelling, muscle spasms, and pain while restoring function and addressing underlying causes.
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Vestibular Rehab
Custom treatment plans aim to retrain the brain to recognize and interpret signals from the vestibular system. Ease symptoms of vertigo, dizziness, balance issues, and more.
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Prenatal Massage
Tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant people, prenatal massage aims to relax tense muscles, improve circulation, increase mobility and ease pregnancy related pain.

Learn more about our services here.

Welcome to Porters Lake Physiotherapy – pt Health

Helping Porters Lake residents feel their best since 2012.


At Porters Lake Physiotherapy – pt Health you can expect:

  • Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
  • Coverage Options: Covered by most insurance plans
  • 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

When you choose Porters Lake Physiotherapy – pt Health you will find experienced physiotherapy, chiropractic and massage therapy staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.

Located at 5228 Hwy #7, Suite 242, Porters Lake 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.

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.*

Porters Lake Physiotherapy can help you feel your best. Schedule your appointment today using the form, or give us a call and put Porters Lake Physiotherapy – pt Health the full spectrum of advanced rehabilitation services to work for you.

*Study by the Department of Occupational Medicine at the Orebro Medical Centre.

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Services

Porters Lake Physiotherapy Pt Health 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:
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Physiotherapy

Custom physiotherapy treatment plans include therapies such as exercise, manipulation, stretching, soft tissue massage, ultrasound electrotherapy or acupuncture.
photograph of a chiroprator performing traction on a female patient

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors provide diagnosis, treatment & preventive care for spine, pelvis, nervous system & joints. Find relief from back/neck pain, headaches, arthritis.
photograph of a massage therapist performing deep tissue massage therapy

Massage Therapy

Help reduce pain, improve motion & health with a variety of massage techniques including relaxation, therapeutic, sports injury, deep tissue & trigger point.
photograph of a person being fitting with a custom knee brace

Custom Bracing

Professionally fit, or custom braces support uneven & unstable joints working to align joints, increase movement & remove instability.
photograph of an occupational therapist performing therapy on seniors to help prevent muscle loss

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy focuses on psycho-social, community & environmental factors that influence function, aiding people so that they can participate in daily tasks.
photograph of a child doing strengthening exercises as part of children's physiotherapy

Children's Physiotherapy

Tailored to the unique physiology of children and their changing bodies. Pediatric or Children’s physiotherapy is customized and dedicated care for children 3 years and above.
photograph of an injured athlete running on a threadmill

Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Custom treatment plans to help athletes effectively treat pain and return to normal function. Beneficial to those with ACL injuries, meniscus or rotator cuff tears, sprains/strains, tendonitis and more.
photograph of a woman with a clicking, popping, painful jaw due to TMD

TMJ/ TMD

Get relief from jaw pain, clicking, restriction, and locking. TMJ physiotherapy aims to reduce swelling, muscle spasms, and pain while restoring function and addressing underlying causes.
photograph of a woman with vestibular dysfunction

Vestibular Rehab

Custom treatment plans aim to retrain the brain to recognize and interpret signals from the vestibular system. Ease symptoms of vertigo, dizziness, balance issues, and more.
photograph of a pregnant woman getting massage therapy for low back pain while pregnant

Prenatal Massage

Tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant people, prenatal massage aims to relax tense muscles, improve circulation, increase mobility and ease pregnancy related pain.

Conditions We Treat

At Porters Lake Physiotherapy – pt Health, our team has extensive experience and training in treating a variety of different conditions.


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Porters Lake Physiotherapy – pt Health 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.

Coverage Options

Insurance Options

  • Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
  • Health Benefit Plan
  • Work Injury Insurance
  • Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
  • No Obligation

Private Paying Options

    Direct Billing

    Porters Lake Physiotherapy Pt Health directly bills insurance companies for you when possible. Call for details.

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    Treating Clinicians

    • Holly Snow
      Chiropractor - DC

      Speaks: English
      Dr. Holly Snow was born and raised in Wellington, Nova Scotia. She grew up within the competitive gymnastics community where she learned the importance of health and wellness. This influenced her choice to attend Memorial University of Newfoundland where she graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology. After graduation she moved back to Nova Scotia where she worked as a kinesiologist and took time to discover her passion: chiropractic. Dr. Holly spent four years in Toronto attending the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2018, and has been working as a chiropractor ever since. Throughout her time at CMCC and her time in practice, Dr. Snow honed her skills in diagnosing musculoskeletal complaints and manual chiropractic treatment techniques. Conditions she can treat include, but are not limited to, low back and neck pain, headaches and migraines, upper and lower limb injuries, arthritis, and acute and chronic pain and injuries. Dr. Holly includes chiropractic manipulations and mobilizations, soft tissue therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises, and lifestyle modifications in treating a person’s complaint. Dr. Holly is excited to help Porters Lake achieve their health and wellness goals!

    • Adele Boudreau
      Chiropractor - BSc, DC

      Speaks: English, French
      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.

    • Stacey Adamson
      Massage Therapist

      Speaks: English
      Stacey Adamson worked as a Fitness Trainer for more than 20 years before returning to school and graduating with Honours from ICT Northumberland College of Massage Therapy. Since then she has been incorporating her manual massage skills with her fitness knowledge, to help patients heal but also prevent injuries from recurring. Through Massage therapy she has increased her ability to provide clients with a holistic approach to health care. Stacey has furthered her training to include modalities such as Cupping Massage, Guasha, Decompaction techniques, deep tissue and Swedish massage. Massage therapy helps to improve circulation, increase mobility, release chronic tension as well as facilitate healing of acute and repetitive strain injuries. When she’s not helping others on their road to recovery, Stacey can be found hiking or running with her dog Ninja, watching her 2 sons playing soccer or playing bagpipes with her band.

    • Pramod Bajracharya
      Physiotherapist - PGDip in Sports Physiotherapy, GDip in Sprts and exercise science, Bachelor in Physiotherapy

      Speaks: English, Hindi
      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. Pramod has most recently completed both the Arthritis Society's Getting a Grip on Arthritis® osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis education program.


    Support Personnel

    • Diane Samson
      Patient Coordinator

      Speaks: English


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