BPE, BScPT, Dip. Manip, FCAMPT
Andrew graduated in 2004 with his Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University, and has been working in private practice since. His post graduate education includes completion of the Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2011, achieving the designation of Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. He has also completed courses in: Concussion Management, Mulligan Concepts, Running Injury Management, Explain Pain, Kinesiotaping, and Acupuncture.
Prior to physiotherapy, Andrew had completed a Bachelor of Physical Education with a major in Sport Science from the University of New Brunswick and had taken extensive coursework in Sport Psychology. He has volunteered his services at several local, national, and international sporting events.
In addition to his work in the clinic, Andrew is a lab instructor in the Master's of Physiotherapy program at Dalhousie University, is an instructor and mentor for the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and has been involved as a research assistant on a study in the School of Biomedical Engineering at Dalhousie University, which is related to Total Knee Arthroplasties. He has published a book review in Momentum (the newsletter of Sport Physiotherapy Canada) and has co-published a guideline for using outcome measures in the Orthopedic Division Review (the official journal of the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association). Andrew has recently been elected as Vice Chair of the Education Committee for the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and is a board member of the St. Margaret's Bay Chamber of Commerce.
Andrew works with his patients to identify the cause of their pain or dysfunction and to come up with a patient specific plan to reach their individual goals. He feels that a combination of manual therapy (hands on treatment), education, and specific exercises are necessary to achieve these goals. He is also a strong believer in evidence based practice.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in 2005, Chad began working in his hometown of Yarmouth, NS. For approximately 3 years, he worked for the Yarmouth Hospital, caring for both in-patients and out-patients in the physiotherapy department.
After relocating to Halifax in 2009, Chad began working at our affiliate clinic, Beaverbank Physiotherapy. During this time, he concentrated on further development of hands-on manual therapy and exercise prescription for a variety of conditions. Over the past 10 years of practice, he has taken courses in: Advanced Manual Therapy, Movement System Impairments, and Acupuncture. He has also done coursework in the diagnosis and management of vestibular issues such as: dizziness and vertigo.
Chad feels that patient empowerment through education and proper guidance is critical to a successful rehab process. Like his colleagues, he has made this a focus of his treatment planning for all conditions.
Chad is excited to be a part of Platinum Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation group and looks forward to working with members of the community in which he and his wife live.
BScPT, Dip. Manip., FCAMPT
Anita completed her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in 2004. In 2011, she completed an Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and achieving the designation of Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Anita was also named Physiotherapist of the Year in 2016 by the Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association. She travels regularly to Washington University in St. Louis for advanced study in Movement System Impairment and Treatment with Dr. Shirley Sahrmann.
Anita has spent the last 11 years working in private practice and teaching in various capacities. She is an instructor with the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and is a lab instructor in the Master's of Physiotherapy program at Dalhousie University. She regularly speaks to various running groups and provides educational sessions for personal trainers.
Her caseload is very diverse. She has special interest in movement impairment, fitness, running, health and manual therapy. She enjoys working closely with runners of all fitness levels to help them achieve their goals in the sports. Anita also works privately with patients to help treat urinary incontinence and pelvic dysfunction.
Anita's approach to physiotherapy tends to be hands-on, with emphasis on patient education, and exercise prescription. She spends a lot of time educating patients on ways they can be an active participant in the rehabilitation process. She strives to make her patients independent with personal management at home to augment the in-clinic physiotherapy treatment.
BScPT, BKin, Dip. Manip., FCAMPT
Mike graduated from Dalhousie University with his Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 2005. After graduation, he worked in the Annapolis Valley before joining the team at our affiliate clinic, Young Kempt Physiotherapy, where he is now a co-owner. In addition to his physiotherapy degree, he completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Acadia University with a specialization in Athletic Therapy. He completed the Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2011, and has achieved the designation of Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists. He now serves as a mentor for other physiotherapists enrolled in this program.
Since 2011, he has immersed himself in the Movement Impairment Physiotherapy program at Washington University in St. Louis. This program focuses on recognizing movement patterns in order to answer the question, why an injury happens. By looking at these faulty patterns, we can move towards preventative and corrective treatment plans.
Mike is also a founding member of the RE201 (Running Economy 201) group that is designed to improve running performance by making runners more efficient and injury free. This program is designed to assess and treat faulty mechanics to prevent injury and to individualize training programs to help runners achieve their personal goals.
Mike's treatment philosophy involves providing patients with a comprehensive treatment plan, involving manual therapy, exercise prescription, postural education, and motor control retraining. He is a strong believer that a warm and friendly environment goes a long way in treating individuals. He tries to provide a light atmosphere while giving patients the best possible care. He also feels that educating patients is crucial for long term success.
Nathan graduated from Dalhousie University with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy in 2016. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University in 2014. Nathan has volunteered as a therapist for the Saint Mary’s Men’s Varsity Hockey team for two years and with the Citadel High School Football team for one year.
Nathan has completed further post-graduate education courses in orthopedic manual therapy, concussion management and vestibular rehabilitation. He has completed a certificate as a Complete Concussion Management Healthcare Practitioner and has a strong interest in managing and providing treatment to individuals who suffer from acute and post-concussion problems, as well as those patients who suffer from dizziness and vertigo symptoms.
Nathan lives an active lifestyle that shows interest in hockey, curling, running and long distance biking. His treatment approach is very hands on and personable. He believes firmly in a personalized exercise program to not only help with any impairments you may have but to empower you to be in control of your injury. Nathan looks forward to working with clients to meet their rehabilitation goals, and welcome clients of all ages and physical abilities.
Heather graduated from Dalhousie University earning her Master of Science in Physiotherapy. She also graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in her hometown Antigonish with a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics. Heather has worked in private practices in Charlottetown and downtown Halifax before joining Platinum. She also spends her time with the NS health authority working with inpatients recovering from orthopaedic injuries ranging from joint replacements to traumatic impairments.
Heather continues to further her knowledge and learn new skills. She is pursuing post-graduate courses in Advanced Manual Therapy and currently practices as a level II manual therapist. Heather is a strong believer of a hands-on approach to treatment. Her philosophy is one that promotes a comprehensive treatment program including patient education, manual therapy, and personalized exercise prescription. Heather believes working together with her patients to develop an individualized, unique program is the key to a successful recovery.
Heather’s varsity volleyball career and love for being active is what sparked her interest in pursuing physiotherapy. She has worked with many patients suffering acute injuries, including post surgical, but also has extensive experience with chronic conditions.
While not in the clinic, Heather enjoys spending time with her golden retriever, exploring and hiking across Nova Scotia, and staying active. Heather has recently moved to the Tantallon area and is looking forward working with those in her community.
Upon completing her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy degree at Dalhousie University in 2014, Sam took on a sole-charge physiotherapist position at a rural hospital in Northern BC. She gained valuable experience in diverse areas of practice and very much enjoyed this clinical challenge. In 2016, Sam leapt at an opportunity to join an early intervention team where she worked full time with children under the age of 5. The past several years confirmed for Sam that she was destined for a career in pediatric physiotherapy.
Sam takes great delight in working closely with babies and kids, along with their caregivers, to achieve their functional and developmental goals mainly through targeted play. Sam has experience treating premature babies through to preschoolers with a wide variety of conditions including torticollis and plagiocephaly, difficulties with balance and coordination, developmental delays, as well as more complex diagnoses such as cerebral palsy and Down Syndrome, among others. She appreciates that each child is unique and loves the contagious energy they bring to each visit. Sam enjoys the challenge of tailoring fun and motivating exercise programs that can be incorporated into the child’s daily routine. Sam has participated in a number of continuing education courses pertaining to the pediatric population and is eager to gain even more knowledge and current evidence to share with families as it relates to their child’s development.
Sam is thrilled to be back in the Maritimes and closer to family. She enjoys an active lifestyle with her husband, one-year old daughter, and two dogs. They look forward to re-discovering all the natural treasures Nova Scotia has to offer.
BScPT, MSc (Rehabilitation Sciences)
Following graduation from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, she worked for 20 years in Newfoundland at the Dr. Charles Janeway Hospital for Children and the Children's Rehabilitation Centre. She then took a two year leave to complete a Master's of Science (Rehabilitation Sciences) before returning to Newfoundland until 1999. At that time, she was recruited by the director of the Dalhousie School of Physiotherapy to return home to Halifax to teach the Paediatric Physiotherapy curriculum for the school. While teaching at Dalhousie, she continued to work part-time in clinical practice, initially at the IWK Health Centre and more recently as a private paediatric physiotherapy consultant.
During her 35+ years of experience, Carolyn has had the opportunity and privilege to work with children of all ages, and their families, in all areas of paediatric practice. Most of her work over the past two decades has been with children with neurological and/or developmental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down Syndrome, and global developmental delay.
She has participated in numerous post-graduate courses and received her Neurodevelopmental Treatment Certification as well as advanced training in orthotic and adapted seating prescription. She is also highly involved in the profession as a Co-Chair of the Paediatric Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
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