pt Health Dellridge
Hours of Operation
|Monday:||09:00 AM-06:00 PM|
|Tuesday:||08:00 AM-08:00 PM|
|Wednesday:||09:00 AM-08:00 PM|
|Thursday:||08:00 AM-08:00 PM|
|Friday:||08:00 AM-03:00 PM|
- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Health Benefit Plan
- Work Injury Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
- No Obligation
Languages SpokenEnglish, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Persian
- General Parking
About pt Health Dellridge
Serving Kearney Lake, Millview, Royal Hemlocks and Bedford Residents since 2014
At pt Health Dellridge, you can expect a different kind of care. Because at pt Health, we take an interdisciplinary approach, that means our teams of physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and support personnel work together to help you be the best version of yourself. At pt Health, we address your concerns, create custom treatment plans, and work with you to set rehabilitation goals. We understand that every person is different and that our care must be patient centred to ensure our rehabilitation programs are sensible, help patients live pain-free, and most of all, achieve their rehabilitation goals.
About our Clinicians
Meet Our Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Chiropractor, Psychologist and Occupational Therapist
We pride ourselves in offering the best care possible in a welcoming and supportive space. We provide services in a number of languages to serve the needs of the Bedford community including English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Persian. Our diverse and skilled team of physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, psychologists, and occupational therapists work together, each bringing their unique clinical insight to every patient. So, whether you would like help managing a chronic condition like arthritis or diabetes, want to try pool therapy for low-impact rehabilitation, experience incontinence or other pelvic floor issues, we’re here to help.
Planning Your Visit
Payment and Insurance Coverage Options
Most extended health benefits plans cover our services if you have dental coverage you most likely have physiotherapy coverage as well. Extended health benefits plans typically cover 80-100% of our fee for service. Not only that, our team is happy to help you navigate insurance with direct billing available for most major insurers Great-West Life, Manulife, Bluecross and more. In addition to direct insurance billing, we accept Visa, Mastercard, debit, personal cheque, and cash payments.
No Obligation Appointment Consultations
We understand that choosing a healthcare provider can be challenging this is why we offer free no obligation appointment consultations. Our free 15-minute consultations are entirely private and give you the opportunity to:
- See the clinic, equipment and treatment space
- Ask questions about cost and funding options
- See if physiotherapy, chiropractic, occupational therapy or massage are the right treatment for you
- Meet our therapists and support team members
Our no-obligation appointment consultations allow you to learn more about rehabilitation before considering treatment. We want you to feel confident in your rehabilitation choices by providing the information you need to choose your care and your provider. There is no charge for no obligation appointment consultations, and there is absolutely no obligation to continue into treatment.
Location, Parking and Accessibility
Located on the corner of Dellridge Lane and Nine Mile Drive. If driving, take the Nine Mile Drive exit from the Rotary on Larry Uteck Blvd. You’ll find pt Health Dellridge beside Moska Yoga and H&R Block and across the street from Shoppers Drug Mart and Second Cup. pt Health Dellridge is fully accessible for those with mobility impairments with plenty of free on-site parking. pt Health Dellridge features bright, spacious and modern clinic interiors equipped with the latest physiotherapy and rehabilitation equipment.
What to Expect
If it’s your first time visiting pt Health Dellridge, be sure to wear loose-fitting clothing to allow for a full assessment. We’ll let you know if you should arrive a bit early to complete any paperwork that might be needed. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to call us.
Chronic Condition Management
Pool Therapy / Pool Program
Health and Rehabilitation Products
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Women’s Health / Pelvic Floor
Work Conditioning / Hardening
Conditions We Treat
At pt Health Dellridge, 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 Dellridge 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.
- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Health Benefit Plan
- Work Injury Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
- No Obligation
Private Paying Options
- Personal Cheque
Direct BillingPt Health Dellridge directly bills insurance companies for you when possible. Call for details.
Coverage and Payment Frequently Asked QuestionsFind answers to commonly asked payment and coverage questions below. Don’t see your question? A member of our clinic team would be happy to help, call us at (902) 332-3433.
Payment Frequently Asked Questions
Employer Extended Health Benefits Frequently Asked Questions
Motor Vehicle Accident/Collision Frequently Asked Questions
Workers Compensation Board (WCB) Frequently Asked Questions
Blue Cross Billing Frequently Asked Questions
pt Health is a Blue Advantage Provider. Learn more:
Pt Health Dellridge Team
Dr. Vanessa McColl
Psychologist, BA(Hons), MScSpeaks: EnglishVanessa 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).
Chiropractor, DCSpeaks: EnglishDr. Alexander Vanderlinden is a native of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, now residing in Halifax. A graduate of St. Francis Xavier University, he completed his Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics, while also competing with the St.FX X-Men Track and Field Team. After his time at St.FX, he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the New York Chiropractic College, in Seneca Falls, New York.Dr. Vanderlinden has experience treating patients at a variety of outpatient clinics, hospitals, sporting clubs and events, with various musculoskeletal conditions. He is excited to join the team at ptHealth to work with the community members to help improve their quality of life. Dr. Vanderlinden will address your functional movements and use diversified adjustments, manual and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilizations and rehabilitation exercises to address your health concerns.Dr. Vanderlinden has helped people who suffer from neck and back pain, elbow and knee pain, chronic headaches, stenosis, sciatica, and disc herniations. He understands the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, and will work with you individually to achieve any goals that you may have!When he is not working, Dr. Vanderlinden likes to spend his time being active, whether in the gym, on the golf course, or in a hot yoga studio. He is excited to meet you here at ptHealth Dellridge!
Physiotherapist, BSc(PT)Speaks: EnglishKim Goulden graduated from Dalhousie University in 1997 with a degree in Physiotherapy. Since that time she has practiced in various settings including hospital and private practice clinics. She has been working in Fall River Physiotherapy since 1998; and as a member of ptHealth since 2009.
Physiotherapist, PT, PhDSpeaks: English,French,Spanish,PortugueseMirella Veras is a registered physiotherapist with a postdoctoral in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Montreal. She has has 17 years of experience as a physiotherapist, including as a clinician, consultant, professor and coordinator of health services. Mirella has taken continuing education courses in concussion, acupuncture, pelvic floor and manual therapy. She is a certified Tai Chi instructor for arthritis and falls prevention.Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help with urinary incontinence, overactive Bladder, fecal incontinence, postvoid dribbling, erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory dysfunction.
Massage Therapist, RMTSpeaks: English,FrenchOriginally from Moncton, New Brunswick, Pascale graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics with distinction. During her time at StFX, Pascale played on the women’s hockey team and was a 3-time Academic All Canadian. She then pursued her education at ICT Northumberland College of Massage Therapy, in Halifax. She enjoys integrating various types of techniques in her treatments such as myofascial release, Swedish massage, myofascial cupping and provides strength/stretch homecare exercises. Pascale has obtained her level 1 myofascial cupping course and has experience working with athletes. In her spare time, Pascale enjoys being outdoors, at the gym, and spending time with family and friends.
Occupational Therapist, MSc OT, BKinSpeaks: EnglishMeghan MacLeod graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Acadia University in 2011. After graduation she worked for lululemon athletica in Halifax. Her interest in human wellness, overall health, wellbeing, and independence drew her to Occupational Therapy and she returned to school and graduated with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Dalhousie University in 2016. She is now a practicing Occupational Therapist with pt Health and works in multiple pt Health locations, including Elmsdale Integrated Health. Meghan’s primary focus is return to work planning for injured or post-surgical workers. She also completes services such as Job Site Visits, Ergonomic/Office Assessments, home visits, mobility/scooter assessments, and goal setting. In addition, Meghan has training in paediatrics, including gross and fine motor assessments, hand-writing assessments and in-hand manipulation skills, and attentional strategies. Meghan is passionate about engaging in daily occupation as a means to live your best life. When she isn’t working, you can find her trail running, in the yoga studio, or spending quality time with people closest to her.
Physiotherapist, MSc PT, BSc Kin (Honors)Speaks: EnglishOriginally from Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Sarah completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology Co-operative (Honors) in 2015 in St. John’s, NL at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Sarah then moved to Halifax to complete her Master of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University. As a new graduate of the 2017 Physiotherapy class Sarah is excited and eager to begin her career as a physiotherapist with the PT Health teams at both Cowie Hill Physiotherapy and Forest Hills Physiotherapy. Sarah is passionate about healthy ageing and has a special interest in working and completing further courses in geriatrics, falls prevention, movement impairments and animal rehab. When not studying Sarah enjoys skiing, volleyball, hiking, and spending time with her fiancé and two dogs Mya and Molson.
Physiotherapist, BSc. Science, MSc. PTSpeaks: English,PersianOriginally from Kabul Afghanistan, Zoey migrated to Canada in 2003 to pursue an education and her dream of becoming a member of the Canadian healthcare team. She attended Saint Mary’s University and graduated in 2014 with great distinction, obtaining a degree in Biology and Psychology. After taking a year off to work and volunteer, she attended Dalhousie University and graduated in 2017 with her Master’s degree in Physiotherapy. As a recent graduate student, Zoey is passionate about continuing her education and plans on taking post-graduate courses in the near future. She aims to enable clients to return to their desired hobbies and activities as quickly as possible through education and physical therapy interventions. She strives to provide optimal care for her clients and is relentless in her desire to always put the needs and goals of her clients first. Areas of Focus: Zoey enjoys treating all types of conditions; however, from her clinical experience, she has developed an interest in the areas of orthopedics and neuro-physiotherapy. She plans to take post-graduate courses focusing in these areas. Interests/hobbies: When Zoey is not busy with her career and studies, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves travelling and has been to multiple countries in Europe, Asia and The Middle East. She enjoys running and hiking. She also has an interest in cooking a variety of healthy foods.
Physiotherapist, MSc PT BScKinSpeaks: EnglishJennfer Appleby graduated in 2004 from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree. She was the athletic trainer for the women's basketball team and played on the women's club hockey team. She worked as a kinesiologist in a private physiotherapy clinic before pursuing her physiotherapy degree. She graduated with a master’s degree in physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in 2008. In 2012, She began working closely with orthopedic surgeon Dr. I. Wong in the treatment of pre and post-operative hip, knee, and shoulder patients. Since Jennifer sees a large number of Dr. Wong's patients, she has become very good at treating hips and shoulders. Jennifer has taken many post-secondary courses in acupuncture, manual therapy, SI joint and pelvic complex, McKenzie Part A – lumbar spine, and Multidisciplinary Considerations in TMD. Jennifer and her husband live in middle sackville with their beautiful son. They can usually be found around a rink or ball field. Jennifer plays softball and has represented Nova Scotia at many international, national and provincial championships.
Patient CoordinatorSpeaks: EnglishBecky is from a small town in Cape Breton, but is now currently enjoying the City life here in Halifax. Becky went to school obtaining a partial science degree in biomedical studies, Office Administration, Medical Terminology and accounting Certifications. When not at work, Becky can be found working on cars or out on her motorcycle. She loves interacting with every client and has been a part of our clinic team since the doors opened May 2014!
Physiotherapy Support PersonnelSpeaks: EnglishJustin Churchill is from Lake Echo, Nova Scotia. He graduated from St Francis Xavier University in 2017. With a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics. As a new member of the pt health team, Justin is always interested in further expanding his knowledge in the health field. He plans to continue his training in the physical therapy field. When away from work he enjoys hiking, travelling, rock climbing and spending time with his family and friends.
Patient CoordinatorSpeaks: EnglishLinda has been a member of the pt Health Dellridge team since 2017 and is one of the first people you'll see when you visit the clinic. Linda will always greet you with a bright smile and a friendly hello.