Russell Lake Physiotherapy Dartmouth - pt Health
Hours of Operation
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- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Health Benefit Plan
- Work Injury Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
- No Obligation
- General Parking
Welcome to Russell Lake Physiotherapy Dartmouth – pt Health
Helping Dartmouth residents feel their best since 2012.
At Russell Lake Physiotherapy Dartmouth – pt Health you can expect:
- Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
- Coverage Options: Covered by 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 Russell Lake Physiotherapy Dartmouth – pt Health you will find experienced physiotherapists and massage therapists who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located at 1 Quarry Ridge Rd, Suite 103, Russell Lake Physiotherapy Dartmouth – pt Health 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.*
*Study by the Department of Occupational Medicine at the Orebro Medical Centre.
Chronic Condition Management
Orthotics (gait scan equipped)
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Conditions We Treat
At Russell Lake Physiotherapy Dartmouth, 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.
Russell Lake Physiotherapy Dartmouth 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 BillingRussell Lake Physiotherapy Dartmouth 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) 466-7627.
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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Russell Lake Physiotherapy Dartmouth Team
Physiotherapist - BScPTSpeaks: EnglishAimee is originally from Cole Harbour, NS and graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2002 and Bachelor Science in Physiotherapy in 2006. Aimee began working in private practice in 2006 and joined the Integrated Health Services and ptHealth team in 2007. She currently practices and manages ptHealth and Wellness Russell Lake while managing EP Physio, ptHealth Porters Lake, ptHealth Gladstone and Berwick Physiotherapy ptHealth. She has furthered her training in areas of Acupuncture, manual techniques, and exercise focused therapy to help her clients return their normal function and quality of life. Aimee believes in an active and healthy lifestyle. She enjoys skiing, running, biking, snowshoeing, swimming and weight training outside of work.
Physiotherapist - BScK, MScPTSpeaks: EnglishChristina Connolly is a Physiotherapist from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Christina graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelors of Kinesiology in 2004, and a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2008. Christina’s focus is on Orthopaedics, Workplace Injury, and Motor Vehicle Accident rehab. She has taken many courses over the years such as level 2 Upper and Lower Quadrant Manual Therapy, Baraham Jam, Thorasic Spine Part I, and II, Shirley Sahrmann Level 1, 2 Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes, Post Concussion Management, and Mobilization of the Nervous System. Christina has most recently completed both the Arthritis Society's Getting a Grip on Arthritis® osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis education program. Christina believes in health promotion through living an active healthy lifestyle. In her spare time, you can often find Christina being active through weight lifting, running, hiking, and gardening.
ChiropractorSpeaks: EnglishDr. Emily Jang graduated from Queens University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Health Studies. She obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Dr. Jang has extensive clinical experience in a variety of musculoskeletal disorders with special interests in geriatrics, work-related injuries, and pre/post-pregnancy care. In addition to her gentle manual chiropractic treatments, Dr. Jang also incorporates individualized, tailored rehabilitation programs specific to each patient?s needs and requirements.
Massage TherapistSpeaks: EnglishKelly Walters graduated from the Canadian College of Natural Medicine in 2002. She has worked extensively in a clinical setting. Kelly has taken courses in myofascial work level one, decompaction (osteopathic technique), cupping and MIPA (myofascial integrated postural alignment). She incorporates these new techniques into her practice with great results. When not working she is kept busy with her family usually enjoying the great outdoors.
Massage Therapist - RMTSpeaks: EnglishKatherine Nunn – RMT Katherine Nunn is an RMT from the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. She graduated from ICT Northumberland College in 2016 with her diploma in Massage Therapy. Katherine enjoys treating postural dysfunction and helping people with chronic pain management; using a variation of myofascial release techniques, Swedish massage and giving homecare exercises/stretches. Katherine is also trained in cupping massage therapy. She has experience working with geriatric patients and is comfortable working with young children and pre/postnatal patients. Her hopes are to someday specialize in prenatal massage therapy. She believes in getting to the root cause of a patient’s condition and working with other clinicians to create the best treatment plan possible for her patients. Katherine has most recently completed both the Arthritis Society's Getting a Grip on Arthritis® osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis education program. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys being outdoors; spending time at the beach, or hiking in the woods.
Massage TherapistSpeaks: EnglishAmber Geisbrecht is a Registered Massage Therapist at pt Health. She grew up in Winnipeg, and completed her 2200 hour course from The Massage Therapy College of Manitoba in January of 2009. Amber enjoys working with sports injuries, among many other things, but a special highlight in her career was working with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. She was able to gain significant experience working with sports-related injuries during this time and met some fabulous football players too! Amber has taken several continuing education classes, and treats all areas of the body for injury, maintenance, or to simply just feel great! On her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding, playing soccer, and traveling.
Occupational Therapist - MSc(OT)Speaks: EnglishRuth graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Acadia University in 2006. After graduating she worked for a year with individuals with disabilities and became interested in the profession of Occupational Therapy. She returned to school and graduated with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Dalhousie University in 2009. She has had a variety of work experiences since, including; Work rehabilitation, Long term care, Wheelchair Seating, and Pediatrics.Ruth’s primary focuses with ptHealth are Functional Scans and Return to Work Planning, and Job Site Visits. Ruth is passionate about promoting and leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Her hobbies include cooking, running, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.
Occupational Therapist - BKIN, MSc(OT)Speaks: EnglishMeghan MacLeod graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Acadia University in 2011. After graduation she worked as a research assistant and retail in Halifax. Her interest in human wellness and overall health drew her to Occupational Therapy and she returned to school and graduated with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2016. She is now a practising Occupational Therapist with pt Health at Russell Lake, Forest Hills, and Eastern Passage locations. Meghan’s primary focuses are Functional Scans and Return to Work Planning, Job Site Visits, Home Assessments, and Ergonomic Assessments. In addition, Meghan has experience working in Pediatrics and can provide gross and fine motor assessments, as well as handwriting assessments. Meghan is passionate about engaging in daily occupation as a means to live your best life. Her hobbies include running, yoga, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.