Welcome to Scotia Physiotherapy
Scotia Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy is the oldest independently-owned physiotherapy clinic in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At Scotia Physiotherapy we understand how an injury or pain can negatively impact your work, your family and your activities, our team provides the individualised care you need to get back to feeling great at work, at home and on the field.
We pride ourselves on accurate assessment and the appropriate use of manual therapy, exercise, and education for individualized patient care.
Clients work one-on-one with their physiotherapist to develop a custom rehab plan based on your physical fitness, lifestyle, and personal goals. Our goals include getting you back to the activities you love and helping you prevent recurrences of pain or injury. See what our clients have to say.
COVID-19 Update – We are excited to re-open our doors & welcome you back June 5th!
I want to ensure you that we are prepared and will be following the COVID-19 guidelines of the College of Physiotherapists of Nova Scotia which include comprehensive protocols to ensure safe delivery of services.
In order to meet our commitment to patient safety, WE:
-have changed our booking procedures to include screening questions for all staff and clients based on the most up-to-date 811 criteria
-will limit the number of people in our space at one time
-will allow sufficient time for complete cleaning of each treatment room after each visit
-have modified our waiting area to allow for social distancing, and have created a massage therapy specific waiting area
-have hand sanitizer at the clinic entrance & in each room of the clinic
-we will be wearing masks
-will continue to offer telehealth physiotherapy
We are asking patients to help us maintain a healthy and safe environment in our clinic by answering pre-screening questions truthfully and follow new procedures in the clinic where required.
-Please complete your intake forms, including screening & consents, online through your JANE (our booking and billing system) account in advance of your appointment.
– We require that you bring a mask to wear in the clinic.
-Payment by credit card is preferred. You can tell your card details to our admin staff over the phone or while in the clinic. You can also enter your card information directly into JANE via your account. Your receipt will be emailed, printed copies can be provided if necessary.
-If you have private insurance, you can take a photo of the card or type the numbers into an email prior to your appointment. Or you can tell us in person to limit the passing of cards.
– We ask that you arrive as close to your appointment time as possible. This will help us adhere to the social distancing guidelines.
-Upon entering the clinic please wash hands in patient washroom in hallway (it will be open) or sanitize hands with the sanitizer to the left of the clinic door.
-Please follow markings on the floor for social distancing, a line 2 m from our lovely admin assistants’ desk will be present.
-Please limit accompanying members. If you need to have someone accompany you or bring a child with you, please let us know in advance so we can ensure appropriate space.
-As much as possible please try to limit clinic washroom use ‘please use the washroom before arrival.’ We will wipe down washroom after each patient use.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.
We look forward to seeing you!
Alison & The Scotia Team
Staff at Scotia Physiotherapy are devoted to ongoing professional development and are leaders in providing continuing education to others within our profession. Our physiotherapists have extensive post-graduate training including:
manual and manipulative therapy
acupuncture and functional dry needling
treatment of the jaw complex (“TMD“)
specialized exercise training
Our therapists practice what we preach and prioritise physical fitness – we understand how it feels to be limited by injury or pain!
Core values of our physiotherapy and massage therapy clinic are integrity, expertise and respect practiced within a collaborative environment. We strive to get people in quickly and treat them effectively and efficiently, with empathy and compassion for the many ways in which people experience physical difficulty. We care.