Porters Lake Physiotherapy - pt Health

  • Address
  • 5228 Hwy#7
    Porters Lake, Nova Scotia B3E 1J8
    (902) 281-3051
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday : 12:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Tuesday : 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
  • Wednesday : 12:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Thursday : 12:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Friday : 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
  • Saturday : Closed
  • Sunday : Closed
  • Languages Spoken
  • English

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Welcome to Porters Lake Physiotherapy

Helping Porters Lake residents feel their best for over 5 years

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

Located on Hwy#7, 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 that specializes in and more. 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 “conditions we treat” 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.*

Porters Lake 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 Porters Lake 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 Porters Lake Physiotherapy, 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 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 Porters Lake Physiotherapy

Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well

Porters Lake 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
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture

Accessible and Affordable Therapy

We take care of the paperwork so you don’t have to

Porters Lake Physiotherapy services are covered by most health care plans; most pay 80-100% of the fees. If you have a dental plan, chances are you also have coverage for most of the services and products we offer at Porters Lake Physiotherapy. We currently accept:

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

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Cash
  • VISA / Mastercard
  • Debit
  • Cheque

Important Coverage Information:

Motor Vehicle Accident Coverage

We direct bill your auto insurance plan.

If you have extended health care 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 health care benefits which covers therapy, your treatments may be billed directly through your auto accident insurance company.

Workers Compensation Board (WCB) – Billed Directly

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

Porters Lake Physiotherapy will bill Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of

  • RCMP
  • DND
  • Canadian Forces
  • Veterans Affairs

For any treatments partially covered, you may be asked to co-pay the difference at each visit.

For more details about treatment fees, contact our helpful administrative team with any questions you may have about your payment options.

Schedule your no-obligation appointment today to get well and stay well.

Porters Lake Physiotherapy Team Members

Our trusted clinic team members


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    Dr. Rebecca Daniels - Chiropractor

    Dr. Rebecca Daniels completed a BSc at Dalhousie University, and went on to a MSc in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University. Following her graduate work, Dr. Daniels attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and graduated cum laude with Clinic Honours. While studying, Dr. Daniels was the proud recipient of multiple awards recognizing her leadership including being named Life President of her graduating class from Dalhousie, Memorial University Student Volunteer of the Year and the CMCC Student’s Council Leadership Award.

    Dr. Daniels employs an evidence informed approach to patient care, and is skilled in multiple techniques to help patients achieve optimal health. She uses chiropractic adjustments (including Activator and Thompson Technique); mobilizations; manual and instrument-assisted soft tissue therapies; and rehabilitative exercises in her care plans. In addition, she has taken advanced training in Contemporary Biomedical Acupuncture.

  • Jen Start

    Jen Start - Nutritionist

    Biography coming soon...

  • Photo of Nicole Keefe

    Nicole Keefe - Nurse

    Biography coming soon...

  • Photo of Nicola Patterson

    Nicola Patterson - Massage Therapist

    Nicola is a registered massage therapist, who graduated from ICT Northumberland College Halifax in 2014. Nicola came to Nova Scotia 4 years ago, after living in the UK and working as a social worker for several years. Throughout her life, she has worked towards enabling people in their search for balance, wellbeing and good health.

    As a massage therapist, Nicola provides a broad range of techniques such as general Swedish massage, deep tissue, myofascial and stretching techniques as well as trigger point therapy. Nicola will utilize a variety of these techniques to customize your massage therapy experience.

    Nicola is an empathetic and holistically minded massage therapist, who believes in enabling individuals towards an empowered approach to their health and wellbeing.

  • Photo of Elizabeth Morrison

    Elizabeth Morrison - Physiotherapist

    Elizabeth graduated with a MSc in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University where she was a member of the women’s varsity soccer and volleyball teams. Prior to this she completed a BSc with Honours in Biology at Saint Mary’s University where she was a member of the women’s varsity soccer team. Elizabeth has an interest in continuing her education and has completed Orthopaedic Level I and the APTEI Shoulder Complex Part I and II courses.

    Elizabeth believes in using a holistic approach to treating pain and movement dysfunctions. Her individualized treatment plans incorporate manual therapy, therapeutic modalities and thermal therapy, in conjunction with education and a home exercise program to reach a client’s personal goals and to improve their overall quality of life.

  • Linda McEwan

    Linda McEwan - Patient Coordinator

    Biography coming soon...