pt Health and Wellness Centre Gladstone Halifax
- 2751 Gladstone St
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 4W6
Canada (902) 701-8394
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- Hours of Operation
- Monday : 8:30 AM-7:00 PM
- Tuesday : 8:30 AM-7:00 PM
- Wednesday : 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Thursday : 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Friday : 7:00 AM-1:00 PM
- Saturday : Closed
- Sunday : Closed
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Welcome to pt Health and Wellness Centre Gladstone Halifax
Helping Halifax residents feel their best for over 5 years
At pt Health and Wellness Centre Gladstone Halifax 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 pt Health and Wellness Centre Gladstone Halifax you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on Gladstone St, pt Health and Wellness Centre Gladstone Halifax 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.*
pt Health and Wellness Centre Gladstone Halifax 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 pt Health and Wellness Centre Gladstone Halifax 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 pt Health and Wellness Centre Gladstone Halifax, 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.
pt Health and Wellness Centre Gladstone Halifax 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 pt Health and Wellness Centre Gladstone Halifax
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
pt Health and Wellness Centre Gladstone Halifax 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
- Custom Bracing
- Occupational Therapy
- Orthotics (gait scan equipped)
- Osteopathic Care
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 pt Health and Wellness Centre Gladstone Halifax, 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
- Personal 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:
- 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.
pt Health and Wellness Centre Gladstone Halifax Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Dr. Vanessa McColl - Psychologist
Vanessa is from Windsor, Ontario. In 2008, she graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor’s in Psychology with Thesis, with Distinction. Upon completing this degree, she moved to Nova Scotia to complete her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Acadia University and graduated in 2010. She completed her practicum in clinical assessment and internship in psychotherapy at Annapolis Valley Health (AVH) Adult Community Mental Health Services in Kentville, NS. Vanessa provides psychotherapy for adults for a wide variety of issues (e.g., anxiety, mood disorders, assertiveness, personal growth, etc.). She specializes in treating clients who have been injured, have chronic pain, or have other significant health problems. She has also expanded her knowledge base to include training in trauma-based therapy such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Heather Haldane - Registered Nurse
Heather has practiced as a healthcare professional for over 30 years. She first qualified as a Registered nurse and Midwife in Dundee Scotland. Heather then furthered her education at Dalhousie University where she graduated with honours and was the graduating year recipient of the Award for Excellence. Heather worked for many years in cardiac care and medical intensive care where she developed considerable experience in the traditional methods for pain control in both medical and post-surgical conditions. She also has extensive experience in Infectious Diseases clinical research trials where much of her work has been involved in the field of HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Ben Murray - Chiropractor
Dr. Murray holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University. He graduated as a doctor of chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2008. At graduation, he received several awards for recognition of his skills in clinical diagnosis and radiographic examination. Currently, he is enrolled in a Sport Science Residency Program aimed at specializing in Sports Medicine, Injury Prevention, and Conditioning. Dr. Murray has received training in active release techniques (ART), Graston Technique, Thompson technique, Craniosacral Technique, and Sacrooccipital Technique. He also has training as a Sports First Responder. Dr. Murray serves as chiropractor during many sporting events including the 2011 Canada Winter Games and the 2009 Canoe Kayak World Championships.
Mark Music - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Mark grew up competing skateboarding and snowboarding. After an injury he began to photograph skateboarders and snowboarders. Looking to supplement his fitness regime he began martial arts. He trained Chinese martial arts for 10 years (Fanzi, Xing yi and Chojiao). He then attended Dalhousie University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology with honours. After graduation he worked with Dr. John Kozey to study the floatation of the survival suits and their helicopter egress capabilities. In 2012 Mark began work with pt Health. He worked with Dr. Ivan Wong from 2012- 2014, where he helped client’s pre and post-surgery. Mark continues to help people recover from WCB, MVA, postural and sport related injuries. In his spare time he like to travel with his family, skateboard, scuba dive, and try different martial art and fitness regimes.
Matthew Bernard - Massage Therapist
After discovering at a young age, a desire to try to de-stress family
members through shoulder rubs Matthew
eventually realized that a career in the health care industry, where
he got to work with his hands was where he needed to be. After
graduating the Massage Therapy Diploma Program at the Canadian College
of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2003 he began his career in the spa
industry, which led to the study of Ayurvedic medicine and training in
Reiki and Hot Stone Therapy. After making the move to more clinical
settings, Matt quickly realized that people benefit greatly from a
blended approach of east meets west and now practices a style of deep
tissue massage that can target specific issues when necessary but
does so in a way to keep the body as relaxed and balanced as possible.
Wendy Jardine - Physiotherapist
BScPT, MScPT, D.O.M.P.
Wendy Jardine is a physiotherapist and a manual osteopath. She received her BScPT (1987), and her MScPT (2003) from Dalhousie University, and her diploma in Osteopathy D.O.M.P. (2010) from the College d’Etudes Osteopathiques (CEO) (Halifax campus). She is upgrading her diploma in osteopathy to an honours degree through the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) 2017. She was owner operator of Cowie Hill Physiotherapy Clinic (1993 to 2008); part time faculty member at the School of Physiotherapy Dalhousie University (2004 to 2007) and lab demonstrator (1993 to 2004). Wendy now works at pt Health Gladstone and is also the Principal of the Halifax campus for the CEO. She has published research in the International journal of osteopathic medicine (IJOM), gives clinical courses to therapists throughout the Maritimes and has presented at regional, national and international conferences.
Lori Salvati - Physiotherapist
Lori moved to Halifax from Toronto and joined pt Health in 2017. Having graduated in 1998 from the University of Toronto, she has worked in a number of clinical settings including private clinics, hospitals, and health companies serving the Greater Toronto Area. When she is not working, she is enjoying the great outdoors, traveling, and expressing herself in various art and design projects. Recognizing the importance of maintaining health and function, her mission is to help others achieve their strength and mobility goals.