We offer expertise in physiotherapy,occupational therapy,massage therapy, and acupuncture therapy in a friendly, caring and supportive environment. With skilled hands-on treatment and client education, we aim to achieve the best possible results for every client in a timely manner. Our highly trained and licensed therapists are committed to helping you reclaim your active lifestyle.
You do not need a doctor's referral to consult a physiotherapist or massage therapist. Please note, however, that insurance plans provide varying benefits and some private insurance plans do require a physician's referral. We would be happy to help you determine your benefits and to communicate with your family physician.
Shelburne Physiotherapy is an approved Tier 1, 2 clinic for the Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCB). If you have suffered an injury at work, the WCB's Direct Access to Physiotherapy program accords you immediate access to assessment by an approved physiotherapist.
The Direct Access to Physiotherapy program is based on the belief that early assessment and treatment of an injury helps to speed healing and hastens return to work. You need not wait until you can get an appointment to see your physician (although you are, of course, free to do so). You can start the process yourself by calling our clinic. Alternatively, you can be referred by your employer or a WBC case worker.
To promote the wellbeing of our patients by:
eliminating or reducing pain without drugs
increasing strength, endurance and range of motion
facilitating a healthy lifestyle through education and exercise