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Welcome to Scotia Physiotherapy

Scotia Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy is the oldest independently-owned physiotherapy clinic in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At Scotia Physiotherapy there is a definite emphasis on accurate assessment and the appropriate use of manual therapy, exercise, and education for individualized patient care. Clients work directly with a specific physiotherapist, one-on-one, to develop a customized rehabilitation plan based on the physical condition, lifestyle, and personal goals of each client. Our goals include activity maximization and recurrence prevention. See what our clients have to say.

Our Staff

Staff at Scotia Physiotherapy are devoted to ongoing professional development and are also leaders in providing continuing education to others within our profession. Our physiotherapists have extensive post-graduate training including:
manual and manipulative therapy
sports specialization
acupuncture and functional dry needling
concussion management
treatment of the jaw complex (“TMD“)
movement impairment diagnosis, and specialized exercise training

Our Values

Core values of our physiotherapy and massage therapy clinic are integrity, expertise and respect practiced within a collaborative environment, which are reflected in our daily interactions with each other and our clients. 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.

Your First Visit

An initial physiotherapy visit will include evaluation of your injury  and surrounding joints that may affect your injury. This will involve 40-60 minutes of one-on-one assessment and treatment time with your therapist. An initial massage therapy session will involve history taking and relevant evaluation, and typically is 60 minutes in duration. We ask you to arrive early to fill out some paperwork, which allows us to screen for medical conditions, previous injuries and surgeries that may affect this injury and its treatment.

We provide johnny shirts and shorts, but feel free to bring your own tank top for an upper body assessment, or shorts for a lower body assessment. We are centrally located in Halifax.


We DIRECT BILL Chambers of Commerce, Cowan, Desjardins Insurance, Great West Life, Industrial Alliance, Johnson Inc., Manulife Financial, Medavie Blue Cross, Standard Life, Green Shield and Sun Life Financial.

Scotia Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy is a student VIP preferred provider. Dalhousie & Saint Mary’s University students receive a discount on services.

Massage Therapy

Scotia Physiotherapy offers online booking for massage therapy. To book Online, please visit: https://scotiaphysio.janeapp.com/

Please help us welcome Lyndsay Oakes, RMT to our team! Lyndsay will be offering evening appointments starting Oct 9, 2019. 

No cost consulation

Are you new to Physiotherapy? Or have you tried Physiotherapy in the past without success? At Scotia Physiotherapy in Halifax, NS we believe the connection between client and therapist is individual and important! We pride ourselves in continuing education, team work within our clinic and providing one:one care to best serve our clients (see details under services). If you would like to try physiotherapy, or try physiotherapy again, please inquire about our no cost consultation @ 902 425 3065 or scotiaphysio@eastlink.ca.