Russell Lake Physiotherapy Dartmouth - pt Health
- 240 Baker Drive, 212
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2W 6L4
Canada (902) 466-7627
- General Parking
- Hours of Operation
- Monday : 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Tuesday : 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Wednesday : 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
- Thursday : 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Friday : 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
- Saturday : Closed
- Sunday : Closed
- Languages Spoken
- English, French
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Welcome to Russell Lake Physiotherapy Dartmouth
Helping Dartmouth residents feel their best for over 5 years
At Russell Lake Physiotherapy Dartmouth 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 Russell Lake Physiotherapy Dartmouth you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on Baker Drive, Russell Lake Physiotherapy Dartmouth 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.*
Russell Lake Physiotherapy Dartmouth 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 Russell Lake Physiotherapy Dartmouth 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 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.
You’re In Good Hands At Russell Lake Physiotherapy Dartmouth
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
Russell Lake Physiotherapy Dartmouth 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:
- Chiropractic Care
- Massage Therapy
- Orthotics (gait scan equipped)
- Custom Bracing
- Occupational Therapy
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 Russell Lake Physiotherapy Dartmouth, we accept a variety of insurance plans and payment types. We currently accept:
- Motor Vehicle Accident
- Extended Benefits
- Work Injury
- No Obligation
Payment Methods Accepted
- VISA / Mastercard
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.
Russell Lake Physiotherapy Dartmouth Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Aimee Cooke - Physiotherapist
Aimee is originally from Cole Harbour 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 at Forest Hills and Russell Lake locations while managing EP Physio, ptHealth Russell Lake, Elmsdale Integrated Health Services and ptHealth Berwick.
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.
Andrew Macdonald - Physiotherapist
Andrew graduated from Dalhousie University Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2006 and Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2009. He continued his education in Canadian Acupuncture. Foundation Level 1A Certification.
Areas of Special Interest include Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Sports Injuries/Rehab.
In his spare time, Andrew enjoys hobbies such as hockey and motorcycling
Amanda Chase - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Amanda Chase is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University, in Antigonish. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics degree, with an additional
minor in Biology, back in 2015.
Amanda is part of our Physio team and specializes in Exercise Prescription, Pain Modalities, Therapeutic and Athletic Taping, as well as Functional Rehabilitation.
Amanda is also fluent in both English and French having received a French Immersion Diploma.
She believes in pain management and exercise instructions that will both increase their endurance and lower their pain levels. She also believes that the integrative approach provides clients with the best service possible.
Outside of the clinic, Amanda can be found coaching Figure Skating with the Halifax Skating Club, volunteering for several organizations, skiing, going to the gym, and traveling.
Dr. Emily Jang - Chiropractor
Dr. 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.
Kelly Walters - Massage Therapist
Kelly 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.
Katherine Nunn - Massage Therapist
Katherine Nunn – RMT
Katherine Nunn is an RMT from the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. She graduated from ICT Northumberland College in 2016 with a 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. She has experience working with geriatric patients and is comfortable working with young children. 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.
In her spare time, Katherine enjoys being outdoors; spending time at the beach, or hiking in the woods.
Amber Giesbrecht - Massage Therapist
Amber 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.