Now Offering TeleRehab / Virtual Physio Appointments! Email info@platinumphysio.ca


Services

Physiotherapy, Physio, Manual Therapy, Manipulation, sprains, strains, Platinum Physio, Tantallon

Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy

Several of our physiotherapists are Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT).  This means that they have undergone extensive post-graduate course work, mentorship, as well as completed written, case history and practical exams in order to gain this internationally recognized certification. CAMPT-qualified physiotherapists are devoted to understanding how and why movement improves function.  We seek to maximize our effectiveness by pursuing advanced clinical expertise and specialized training in manual therapies.

For more information on Manipulative Physiotherapy visit the CAMPT website or watch the video below.

Physiotherapy, Physio, Manual Therapy, Manipulation, sprains, strains, Platinum Physio, Tantallon

Exercise Prescription

Exercise is an important part of physiotherapy.  Your physiotherapist will work with you to identify your individual needs and tailor your exercises appropriately.  These exercises may involve: stretching, strengthening, range of motion, postural exercises, proprioception/balance activities.

physiotherapy modalities for pain, inflammation

Therapeutic Modalities

As an adjunct to manual therapy, exercise and education, your physiotherapist may choose to use therapeutic modalities to assist with reduction of pain and/or inflammation.  These modalities may include: Interferential Current (IFC), Ultrasound, Acupuncture, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, TENS, Cold therapy, Moist Heat

GLAD Canada, osteoarthritis, hip, knee, OA

GLA:D Canada for Osteoarthritis

GLA:D Canada is an evidence-based treatment program for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA).  The program was first developed in Denmark and is now available in Canada. 


This treatment approach includes an individualized Physiotherapy assessment, 2 x 90-minute education sessions and 12 supervised, small-group exercise sessions (twice a week for 6 weeks). All sessions are with a GLA:D-certified physiotherapist and can be billed to most insurance companies.


There have been over 30,000 participants world-wide in the GLA:D program.  Some of the benefits of the program include: an average of 26% improvement in pain, over 30% of participants showed a marked improvement in activities of daily living and recreation, and over 40% of participants reported a marked improvement in quality of life.   Participants with knee OA were less likely to need medication at their 12 month follow up than at the start of the program.


For more information on the GLA:D program, call our clinic 

at 902-820-2777 or visit www.gladcanada.ca


TeleHealth, Telerehab, virtual appointment, virtual Physiotherapy, Nova Scotia

TeleRehab - Virtual Physiotherapy Appointments

We are pleased to offer TeleRehabilitation (TeleHealth) services to those who are unable to make it into the clinic for treatments.  These sessions occur over a secured video conferencing platform that allows our Physiotherapists to speak with you and assess your movements.  


We are able to perform assessments, as well as to educate you about your condition, provide advice, and prescribe exercise all from the comfort of your own home.  


This service is covered by many private medical insurance plans (including: Medavie Blue Cross, Sun Life, Manulife, Great West Life/Canada Life, DVA) and by  WCB Nova Scotia.   


For more information about TeleRehab or to book an appointment, please Email us at info@platinumphysio.ca

Paediatric Physiotherapy

​Paediatric physiotherapists employ clinical expertise in the early detection of health problems, treatment, education and management of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, cardiorespiratory or acquired disorders/diseases. Paediatric physiotherapists work with children of all ages, from infants through young adulthood to promote participation and functional independence. Paediatric physiotherapists have a unique role in that they not only work with the child, but also their families in the context of their daily home, school and recreational environment. -Canadian Physiotherapy Association Pediatric Division.


At Platinum, our Paediatric therapists offer one on one assessment and treatment plans targeted at specific physical functional and participation goals of the child and their family related to gross motor function. 


Treatments may target range of motion restrictions, strength deficits, balance, motor planning, and/or deconditioning following injury or surgery, in a fun and interactive manner.

Conditions treated at our clinic

- Plagiocephaly and torticollis in infants (flattening of the skull, head tilting and/or tight muscles of the neck),  

- Idiopathic Toe Walking (in typically developing children),  

- Gross Motor Function Developmental Assessment of infants and pre-schoolers and treatment suggestions for noted delays,  

- Education for new parents regarding positioning, developmental play and tummy time,  

- Orthopaedic conditions including post fracture, post operative, post injury or related to splinting/bracing (ie: hip dysplasia, achilles tendon lengthening etc.)  - Physical conditions related to neurological conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida  


Please note that because we are a private physiotherapy clinic and do not have access to a larger interdisciplinary team or diagnostic equipment, we make every effort to communicate with your family doctor if further referral or intervention is recommended. We may not be able to accommodate children with complex needs that extend beyond the capacity of our facility. Also, although we may make recommendations for equipment, bracing or seating, we do not have the ability to source or modify specialty equipment. In certain circumstances, home visits or specialty reports for caregivers may be arranged for an additional fee. 

CAMPT

Check out this great video about what it means to be a CAMPT Certified Physiotherapist.

Contact Us

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We love our clients, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.


We can often accommodate same day or next day appointments.


Should you have any questions about our facility, services, staff, or to book an appointment, please feel free to phone during regular business hours, or complete the form above and we will respond as soon as possible.


Platinum Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Group

102-5216 St. Margarets Bay Road, Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia B3Z 0P3, Canada

Phone: (902) 820-2777 Fax: (902) 820-2778 Email: info@platinumphysio.ca

Hours

Mon.

07:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.

Tue.

07:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.

Wed.

07:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.

Thu.

07:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.

Fri.

07:00 a.m. – 06:00 p.m.

Sat.

09:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sun.

Closed