Physiotherapy

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a rehab based profession that uses a combination of hands on manual therapy, rehabilitative techniques, education and therapy modalities to help treat a broad range of conditions. These range from musculoskeletal conditions to circulatory, respiratory and nervous system conditions.

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Meet Our Physiotherapist

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Tara Lind

Tara holds a Master of Science in Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Kinesiology, both from Dalhousie University. She has taken specialty courses in orthopaedic manual therapy, exercise prescription, acupuncture, K-taping, and spinal decompression, and has completed her post-graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy.

She currently volunteers her time as a therapist at local and regional sporting events, and for the Nova Scotia branch of Sport Physiotherapy Canada. When she is not in the clinic, Tara can be found staying active on the trails and lakes of Cole Harbour or working on home renos!

Common Techniques used in Treatment

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    Soft tissue therapy

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    TENS / Electrical Muscle Stimulation

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    Anatomical Acupuncture

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    KT/Sport Taping

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    Rehabilitation – Stretches, strengthening, proprioceptive exercises

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    Assisted stretching

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    Non-internal Pelvic Floor Techniques

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    Lifestyle counselling and Home Care

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    Education on your diagnosis and self management tools

What to expect on your first visit

  1. After booking your initial consult, you will be emailed your intake forms to complete online prior to your visit
  2. During your first appointment, Tara will review the information on the forms and ask additional questions to learn more about your past and current healthcare needs
  3. Tara will perform a physical examination to complete your assessment and begin treatment
  4. A treatment plan will be discussed and you'll be on your path to recovery!

Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move in and bring any medical referrals to your appointment.

Commonly Treated Conditions

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Joint and Muscle Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Joint Replacement Rehabilitation
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Concussion Management
  • Sports injuries
  • Whiplash associated disorders (WAD)
  • Tendinitis

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