pt Health Physiotherapy Amherst
Hours of Operation
|Monday:||09:00 AM-08:00 PM|
|Tuesday:||09:00 AM-08:00 PM|
|Wednesday:||09:00 AM-08:00 PM|
|Thursday:||09:00 AM-08:00 PM|
|Friday:||08:00 AM-02:00 PM|
- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Health Benefit Plan
- Work Injury Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
- No Obligation
Languages SpokenEnglish, French
- General Parking
About pt Health Physiotherapy Amherst
Serving Brookdale, Upper Nappan, Hastings and Amherst Residents since 2010
At pt Health Physiotherapy Amherst, you can expect a different kind of care. Because at pt Health, we take an interdisciplinary approach, that means our teams of physiotherapists, massage therapists, registered counselling therapist 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, Registered Counselling Therapist, and Support Personnel
We pride ourselves in offering the best care possible in a welcoming and supportive space. Our diverse and skilled team of physiotherapists, massage therapists, registered counselling therapist and support personnel, work together, each bringing their unique clinical insight to every patient. So, whether you are looking for therapy to improve your mental health, want to try acupuncture for pain relief, or want to relax with massage therapy, 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 for most insurers including HPB Insurance, Medavie Blue Cross, Manulife, and Great West Life. In addition to direct insurance billing, we accept Visa, Mastercard, debit, direct deposit, personal cheques, 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 completely private and give you the opportunity to:
- See the clinic, equipment and treatment space
- Ask questions about cost and funding options
- See if physiotherapy or massage therapy 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
pt Health Physiotherapy Amherst is located in the strip mall on the corner of Robert Angus Drive & Church Street, in the same parking lot as Pharmasave (please note that we are no longer located inside the Pharmasave). pt Health Physiotherapy Amherst is fully accessible for those with mobility impairments with plenty of free on-site parking.
Fun Fact: There’s an alpaca farm across the street from our clinic, check out our gallery for a picture of the alpacas!
What to Expect
If it’s your first time visiting pt Health Physiotherapy Amherst, 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
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
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.
- 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 Physiotherapy Amherst 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) 660-3385.
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
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Pt Health Physiotherapy Amherst Team
Physiotherapist - MScPT, BScKin(hon)Speaks: EnglishKeith’s passion for physiotherapy stems from his participation in numerous sports and having sustained injuries himself. Through his experience, he has gained an understanding of the difficulty an injury can place on an individual’s quality of life. Keith believes that through a proper rehabilitation program, not only will clients reach their goals but will have the knowledge and understanding to help prevent the injury from happening again. Keith originates from Belnan, Nova Scotia, but has spent the last three years in Alberta where he has gained valuable experience within the physiotherapy profession. He is excited to finally return to the east coast to share the knowledge and experience that he has acquired. He not only preaches an active lifestyle but lives one as well. He loves to play hockey but also plays squash, softball, and soccer. He enjoys being outside mountain biking, running, hiking, and camping. Since graduating from Dalhousie University with his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy, Keith has certification to perform functional dry needling, traditional acupuncture, and has taken numerous manual and manipulative therapy courses. Through his experience and diverse treatment approaches, he individualizes his treatment plans ensuring his clients reach their goals. Keith has most recently completed both the Arthritis Society's Getting a Grip on Arthritis® osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis education program.
Massage TherapistSpeaks: EnglishJanet 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
Massage Therapist - RMTSpeaks: EnglishBonnie 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
Registered Counselling Therapist - DMin., MEd., MA., MDiv. RCT-C. CCPA.Speaks: EnglishBryan practices an integrated approach to therapy, with counselling models that are introduced to an individual in their context. He believes that the client is the expert on their condition and that the therapist is the guide to emotional health. Bryan’s training equips him in helping those who suffer from trauma, depression, anxiety, fear, abuse, phobia, conflict resolution, domestic abuse, marriage and family issues, relational and spiritual concerns, mediation, discover a way to emotional health. He believes in guiding people to develop a strong inner being, kind, loving, empathic relationships, which move toward emotional well-being.
Physiotherapy Support PersonnelSpeaks: EnglishBoluwatife (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.
Patient CoordinatorSpeaks: EnglishPaula Snider graduated from Toronto School of Business (Accounting & Computers) in 1990. She spent two years working in the accounting field before she decided to become a stay at home mother. She lived in Ontario for 25 years raising her sons while working part-time and volunteering with many organizations which gave her valuable experience with event planning, fundraising and volunteer management. During those years she also built up a small face painting company using her artistic skills. She moved back home to the maritime (Amherst, NS) eight years ago bringing her work as a Retail Data Collection Rep.(12 years) and balancing going back to college at NSCC. She graduated with a diploma in Business Administration (Accounting) in 2015 as a proud mother with two sons in college too. She worked briefly at another Physiotherapy company part-time before becoming a full-time team member of pt Health - Amherst in June 2017.
Physiotherapy Support Personnel - BAKin(hon)Speaks: English, FrenchElyse graduated from the Faculty of Science at Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, Ontario) in 2017 with an Honours degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education. Originally from Ontario, she has decided to plant her roots in beautiful Nova Scotia to begin her career in the health and wellness field. She was fortunate enough to work alongside numerous athletic therapists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists during her undergraduate career where she gained valuable skills and hands on experience. As a certified fitness instructor, she also has years of experience with various forms of strength, flexibility and mobility training for individuals of all ages and fitness levels. Elyse is a big believer in making yourself a priority and practising self care by tending to the needs of the mind, body and soul. Her goal is to share her knowledge of therapeutic exercise and rehabilitative treatments to help her clients progress towards a full recovery. In her spare time, she enjoys staying active by practising yoga and hiking with her two Siberian Huskies.