pt Health Physiotherapy Amherst
- 150 Robert Angus Dr, Suite 200
Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 4R7
Canada (902) 660-3385
- General Parking
- Hours of Operation
- Monday : 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Tuesday : 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Wednesday : 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Thursday : 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Friday : 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
- Saturday : Closed
- Sunday : Closed
- Languages Spoken
- English, Hindi, Gujrati
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Welcome to pt Health Physiotherapy Amherst
Helping Amherst residents feel their best for over 5 years
At pt Health Physiotherapy Amherst 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 Physiotherapy Amherst you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on Robert Angus Dr, pt Health Physiotherapy Amherst 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 Physiotherapy Amherst 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 Physiotherapy Amherst 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 Physiotherapy Amherst, 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 Physiotherapy Amherst 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 Physiotherapy Amherst
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
pt Health Physiotherapy Amherst 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:
- Massage Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Arthritis Management
- Chronic Condition Management
- Dietician Services
- Ergonomic/Work Station Assessments
- Neuro Rehab
- Orthotics (gait scan equipped)
- Sport Injury Rehabilitation
- TMJ/ TMD
- Vestibular Rehab
- Nutrition Counselling
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 Physiotherapy Amherst, 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
- Direct Deposit
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 Physiotherapy Amherst Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Kanukumar Nakum - Physiotherapist
Kanu was born and raised in a small town in India. He received his Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Gujarat University, India in 2011. He completed his internship at Asia’s largest Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad. Kanu worked as a physiotherapist in private clinic for one year before moving to Canada. He worked as a PTA in a busy private clinic from September 2015 to February 2017 in Ontario and treated patients as a resident Physiotherapist until completing his Canadian National Exams. He believes, “There is no reason, we have to live with a pain”. He also believes in a functional approach to treatment through the use of manual therapy skills, education and exercise prescription to achieve maximum functional and individual goals. Kanu is excited to continue his career with the great team at Pthealth in Amherst
Tife(Boluwatife) Faromika - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Boluwatife (Tife) Faromika
Originally from Nigeria, born and raised in Lagos city. Tife graduated from the faculty of health professions, specifically kinesiology at Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS) in the year 2016 with certification in Disability Management. His passion for anatomical concepts as a whole and his immense curiosity to gain more knowledge in the health field sparked his journey to pursue a career in the field of physiotherapy.
He began as a volunteer in his 2nd year of studies as a Student Physiotherapy Assistant at the Dalhousie Clinic which lasted through 4th year. After which he was fortunate enough to gain employment experience as a Kinesiologist and Physio assistant for a year with a private physiotherapy healthcare company in Stratford, Prince Edward Island. Tife’s goal is to further his education, knowledge and skill set in areas of therapy and wellness which is why he is excited to continue his journey as part of the PT health team. He strongly believes in the statement ‘Exercise is the best form of Medicine’, as he has dealt with a number of real life cases and has closely monitored patients’ improvements and seen progress through treatment routines.
In his spare time,he loves to exercise, watch & play soccer and is researching continuously on modern physiotherapy techniques.
Janet Hicks - Massage Therapist
Janet Porter Hicks graduated in 2014 from the Massage Therapy Program at Eastern College in Moncton, NB where she completed a 2200 hour massage therapy program with over 440 clinic hours. Offering both therapeutic and relaxation massage Janet has had the opportunity to treat clients with a wide variety of conditions or concerns. Initially working in a spa setting, she has now set her focus on a therapeutic future where her acquired skills are helping her to make a difference in her clients overall wellbeing as part of an interdisciplinary team. A few of the techniques that Janet is able to share with her clients include general Swedish massage, myofascial release, cupping, lymphatic drainage, trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations and much more.
Janet is registered and in good standing with The Massage Therapist and Holistic Practitioner’s association of the Maritimes (MTWPAM). Janet currently makes her home in Brookdale, NS but is from the small local community of River Hebert. Give her a call to book your appointment today
Bonnie Petten - Massage Therapist
Bonnie Petten studied Massage Therapy at the College of the North Atlantic, St. John’s, Newfoundland, graduating in June, 2000. She has practised in Newfoundland, Moncton and Halifax, before finally making her home in Amherst with her Shih Tzu, Henry. She uses techniques and tools to achieve the desired result for the client, whether they are healing from an injury/illness, suffer from headaches, or enjoy therapeutic massage as preventive therapy or relaxation. Techniques include Swedish massage, cupping, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, frictions, tractioning, joint mobilizations, and other methods designed to release stubborn tissues. She is registered with MTWPAM. Bonnie’s extensive background in the healthcare system led her to study massage therapy. She has Level 1 Reiki, and is about to study acupuncture and nutrition.
Bonnie will use her experience to help you achieve your health and wellness goals, providing education and suggestions. You will be warmly welcomed
Lynn Heisler - Acupuncturist
Lynn is a graduate of the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, completing 2200 hour program with over 660 hours of clinical training in 2014. Always interested in alternative treatments, Lynn personally experienced benefits of natural medicine. This led to a desire to assist others in finding these benefits and improving their quality of life, so that they too may live to their fullest.Drawing on training and experience from a variety of modalities, Lynn has successfully treated conditions of neck pain, shoulder tension, anxiety, migraines, back pain, digestive issues and more!
In addition, Lynn holds certifications in Usui Tibetan Reiki, Ascension Reiki, Color Therapy, Crystal Reiki, Advanced Psychic Development, Earth Angel Practitioner and is a graduate of the Small Business Program at Holland College. She is currently engaged in obtaining Integrated Wellness Coach Certifications and furthers studies yearly in Acupuncture and TCM.
Brian Stoodley - Pedorthist
Canadian Certified Pedorthist, C. Ped (C)
Canadian Certified Pedorthic Technician, C. Ped Tech (C)
Megan Paish - Occupational Therapist
BSc. HK (Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics), MSc. OT Candidate (July 2017)
Megan Paish – Occupational Therapist
Megan Paish graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a BSc. in Human Kinetics with distinction in 2012 and started working for ptHealth as a Kinesiologist that year. As she continued to work with in a Kinesiology capacity she worked with many post-surgical patients and assisted with return-to-work planning, which ultimately lead her to her passion for occupational therapy. Megan then attended Dalhousie University in the fall of 2015 for her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy. During her time there she volunteered for many extra-curricular programs such as For The Health of It, and the Dalhousie Occupational Therapy Student Society. Megan has a passion for helping people return to living their lives to the fullest and enjoys being active and spending time with friends and family. She is in good standing with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and COTNS