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Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 0H1
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Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 0H1
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pt Health Dellridge

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Clinic Overview

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
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, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Persian

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. Just call us at (902) 332-3433
Physiotherapy
Custom physiotherapy treatment plans include therapies such as exercise, manipulation, stretching, soft tissue massage, ultrasound electrotherapy or acupuncture.
Massage Therapy
Help reduce pain, improve motion & health with a variety of massage techniques including relaxation, therapeutic, sports injury, deep tissue & trigger point.
Acupuncture
Acupuncture therapy has shown to be an effective treatment for pain (acute and chronic), sciatica, arthritis, headaches, digestive problems, abdominal problems.
Chronic Condition Management
Manage chronic conditions like diabetes, COPD, emphysema, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, pain, heart disease, arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis.
Compression Garments
Increase blood circulation with compression stocking, sock or hosiery therapy. Effective for people with poor circulation, swelling or who stand for long periods.
Custom Bracing
Professionally fit, or custom braces support uneven & unstable joints working to align joints, increase movement & remove instability.
Neurological Rehabilitation
Neuro rehab uses specific therapeutic exercises to improve balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, cardiovascular function and mood following life altering injuries like spinal injury or brain damage.
Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy focuses on psycho-social, community & environmental factors that influence function, aiding people so that they can participate in daily tasks.
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.
Pool Therapy / Pool Program
Personalized treatment plans use the support and resistance of water for safe rehabilitation. Increase mobility and function and return to activities faster with aquatic based therapy
Health and Rehabilitation Products
A variety of health, wellness, and rehabilitation devices are stocked to help aid your recovery. Our skilled clinic team ensures you get the right product and that it fits.
Psychology
The application of psychology support to help you set expectations, overcome emotional barriers to success, and improve your daily functioning.
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.
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.
Women’s Health / Pelvic Floor
Dysfunction of the pelvic floor that can lead to incontinence, urinary or fecal urgency, chronic pelvic pain, and more is treated with this specialized form of physiotherapy uniquely designed for women.
Work Conditioning / Hardening
Return to work post injury with confidence. This program focuses on physical conditioning to address issues of strength, endurance, flexibility, motor control and cardiac function.
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.
Concussion Management
Interdisciplinary team of health-care professionals collaborate to provide integrated care to help you recover from a concussion, and relieve concussion symptoms.
Assisted Devices

Learn more about our services here.

Welcome to pt Health Dellridge

Helping Bedford residents feel their best for over 5 years


At pt Health Dellridge you can expect:

  • Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
  • Coverage Options: Covered by WCB & 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 pt Health Dellridge you will find experienced  staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.

Located on Dellridge Lane, pt Health Dellridge 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.*

pt Health Dellridge can help you feel your best. Schedule your appointment today using the form, or give us a call and put pt Health Dellridge 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

Pt Health Dellridge 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

Custom physiotherapy treatment plans include therapies such as exercise, manipulation, stretching, soft tissue massage, ultrasound electrotherapy or acupuncture.

Massage Therapy

Help reduce pain, improve motion & health with a variety of massage techniques including relaxation, therapeutic, sports injury, deep tissue & trigger point.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture therapy has shown to be an effective treatment for pain (acute and chronic), sciatica, arthritis, headaches, digestive problems, abdominal problems.

Chronic Condition Management

Manage chronic conditions like diabetes, COPD, emphysema, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, pain, heart disease, arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis.

Compression Garments

Increase blood circulation with compression stocking, sock or hosiery therapy. Effective for people with poor circulation, swelling or who stand for long periods.

Custom Bracing

Professionally fit, or custom braces support uneven & unstable joints working to align joints, increase movement & remove instability.

Neurological Rehabilitation

Neuro rehab uses specific therapeutic exercises to improve balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, cardiovascular function and mood following life altering injuries like spinal injury or brain damage.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy focuses on psycho-social, community & environmental factors that influence function, aiding people so that they can participate in daily tasks.

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.

Pool Therapy / Pool Program

Personalized treatment plans use the support and resistance of water for safe rehabilitation. Increase mobility and function and return to activities faster with aquatic based therapy

Health and Rehabilitation Products

A variety of health, wellness, and rehabilitation devices are stocked to help aid your recovery. Our skilled clinic team ensures you get the right product and that it fits.

Psychology

The application of psychology support to help you set expectations, overcome emotional barriers to success, and improve your daily functioning.

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.

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.

Women’s Health / Pelvic Floor

Dysfunction of the pelvic floor that can lead to incontinence, urinary or fecal urgency, chronic pelvic pain, and more is treated with this specialized form of physiotherapy uniquely designed for women.

Work Conditioning / Hardening

Return to work post injury with confidence. This program focuses on physical conditioning to address issues of strength, endurance, flexibility, motor control and cardiac function.

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.

Concussion Management

Interdisciplinary team of health-care professionals collaborate to provide integrated care to help you recover from a concussion, and relieve concussion symptoms.

Assisted Devices


Conditions We Treat

At pt Health Dellridge, our team has extensive experience and training in treating a variety of different conditions.


If you are experiencing pain from an ankle injury it is important that you get the correct form of treatment. If your ankle injury is not given the proper attention and healed completely, you run the risk of it occurring again or developing a chronic condition.Our approach to physiotherapy starts first by helping you understand your ankle injury as well as implement the necessary rehabilitation steps and bracing (when applicable)that can help correct your ankle problem.To learn more about how we can help your specific ankle injury, consider scheduling a no obligation physio appointment today.
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.
Car accident rehabilitation is a specialized type of physiotherapy with a focus on collaboration between pt Health rehab professionals. Our ultimate goal is to fully return you to the physical state that you were in the minute before your car accident occurred. Car accident therapy often requires the care of more than one health care provider and may involve blending such treatments as physiotherapy and massage therapy, for example. Your situation is unique. To learn more about how we can help your specific injury, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today. Learn more about our physio treatment approach to auto accident whiplash.
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.
Aerobic exercise can be helpful in reducing muscle pain and tenderness. Heat and massage therapy may also be beneficial in some patients. a pt Health physio therapist will assist with education about energy conservation techniques and specific strengthening exercises that may help effectively manage fibromyalgia symptoms.
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.
Our treatment may help improve muscle strength, making every day activities important to you easier to achieve. Our approach to neurological rehab first assesses how your muscles are functioning and then we devise a structured rehabilitation program centred around you and your needs. Call or email us today to learn more.
pt Health physiotherapists are experts at assessing, planning, and implementing effective exercise programs for overweight and obese individuals. Your insurance may cover some or all program costs. Discover how we can help with your specific weight loss goals. schedule a no-obligation appointment today.
Patients with osteoporitic bones begin losing their minerals and support capabilities, leaving the skeleton brittle and prone to fractures. The primary goals of our treatment are to educate you on proper posture, introduce safe ways of moving and lifting, and provide you with helpful exercises you can do at home to help prevent a decline in bone mass and prevent fractures. Find out how we can help you by booking a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
CTD is a broad health category that includes many common diseases that affect the soft tissues of your body. CTD in itself is not a disease. pt Health helps you understand your condition as well as implement the necessary rehabilitation steps that should be taken for correcting your pain and preventing injury recurrence. Get more information on how we can help you by booking a no obligation appointment.
Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the bottom of the foot. Nonsurgical management of plantar fasciitis is successful in 90 per cent of all cases. When you begin therapy our physiotherapist will design exercises to improve flexibility in the calf muscles, achilles’ tendon, and the plantar fascia. To learn more about how we can help your plantar fasciitis, consider scheduling a no obligation 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.
Our staff works with a variety of people with different athletic and sport backgrounds to improve their overall performance and skill, and assist them with successful recovery when sports-related injuries occur. There are many types of sport related injuries. Discover how our physiotherapists can help you.
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.

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.

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

  • Cash
  • Visa/Mastercard
  • Debit
  • Personal Cheque
  • Cheque

Direct Billing

Pt Health Dellridge directly bills insurance companies for you when possible. Call for details.

Coverage and Payment Frequently Asked Questions

Find 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

We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, Debit, cheque for payment.

Employer Extended Health Benefits Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a dental plan, chances are you also have coverage for many of the services and products we offer at pt Health. You can check with your insurance provider directly or call our team, they’re happy to check for you.
Yes! In the majority of cases we can directly bill your insurance provider. Bring your policy information with you to your appointment.
In most cases we can directly bill your insurance provider. Just be sure to have your policy information ready.
If your insurer does not allow direct billing, you will pay for the full service at the clinic and submit the claim to your insurance company. Our clinic team will assist with your paperwork to make it easier for you.
You do not need a doctor’s referral access care however, some extended health benefits require a doctor’s referral to cover your treatment.

Motor Vehicle Accident/Collision Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! In the majority of cases we can directly bill your car/auto/vehicle insurance provider.
If you have extended healthcare benefits that cover therapy, auto insurance companies in Ontario 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.

Workers Compensation Board (WCB) Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we bill WCB directly for treatments provided, help you with all your paperwork, 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.
WCB will pay for your initial physiotherapy assessment and your first treatment. Chiropractic care is also available on a case-by-case basis.

Blue Cross Billing Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We bill Medavie Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of the RCMP.
Yes! We bill Medavie Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of the DND.
Yes! We bill Medavie Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of the Canadian Forces.
Yes! We bill Medavie Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of the Veterans Affairs.

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Pt Health Dellridge Team

Treating clinicians

  • Daryl Dorion
    Massage Therapist, RMT

    Speaks: English
    Daryl has experience with chronic and acute pain syndromes affecting the joints, musculoskeletal system and their supporting connective tissue structures. His approach aims to affect your decreased joint mobility, muscular fatigue, performance, tension and point-specific tender spots, headaches, fascial restrictions, and more. You can expect professional communication followed by comfortable and involved dynamic treatment approach using training that includes an evidence-based ideology with traditional Swedish massage including a wide array of modalities like dynamic stretches (PNF), petrissage, joint mobilizations, myofascial trigger point release and various fascial release techniques.After receiving an advanced diploma in Massage Therapy at Georgian College, Barrie Ontario, in the spring of 2017, Daryl decided to make Nova Scotia home and a place to pursue his passion for surfing and other adventure activities. Like many RMTs, it was his own experience working with a multidiscipline health team that led him into this profession following a serious leg injury.

  • Dr. Vanessa McColl
    Psychologist, BA(Hons), MSc

    Speaks: English
    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).

  • Alex Vanderlinden
    Chiropractor, DC

    Speaks: English
    Dr. 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!

  • Kim Goulden
    Physiotherapist, BSc(PT)

    Speaks: English
    Kim 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.

  • Mirella Veras
    Physiotherapist, PT, PhD

    Speaks: English,French,Spanish,Portuguese
    Mirella 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.

  • Pascale Daigle

    Pascale Daigle
    Massage Therapist, RMT

    Speaks: English,French
    Originally 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 provide 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.

  • Meghan MacLeod
    Occupational Therapist, MSc OT, BKin

    Speaks: English
    Meghan 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.

  • Sarah Bennett
    Physiotherapist, MSc PT, BSc Kin (Honors)

    Speaks: English
    Originally 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.

  • Zohal Hashemi
    Physiotherapist, BSc. Science, MSc. PT

    Speaks: English,Persian
    Originally 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.

  • Photograph of Jennifer Appleby from Dellridge physiotherapy

    Jennifer Appleby
    Physiotherapist, MSc PT BScKin

    Speaks: English
    Jennfer 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.


Support Personnel

  • Brittany Avery
    Physiotherapy Support Personnel

    Speaks: English
    Brittany is originally from Newfoundland. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Kinesiology with Honors from Dalhousie University. Brittany is also certified in First Aid and has obtained her certification in Disability Management. She has been a member of the pt Health team since July of 2015. Brittany inspires to further her education within the therapy and rehabilitation field. When not at work she enjoys being active and volunteering as a dance instructor for young children with disabilities, creating a safe environment to explore and develop their movements and motor skills.

  • Rebecca O’Connor
    Patient Coordinator

    Speaks: English
    Becky 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!

  • Justin Churchill
    Physiotherapy Support Personnel

    Speaks: English
    Justin 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.

  • Linda McEwan
    Patient Coordinator

    Speaks: English
    Linda 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.


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