What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is an effective evidence-based professional healthcare service. Our PROTx physiotherapists will assess all your needs and work with you to restore and maintain an ideal level of physical wellness. Physiotherapists are specifically trained to deal with the musculoskeletal injuries and ailments that can affect clients at any age or stage of their lives.

We have locations in Dartmouth (Portland Hills), Sackville, Elmsdale and Stewiacke. Book today!

What Are The Goals?

The main goals of physiotherapy are to reduce pain, improve mobility, restore function, and to prevent the onset of further dysfunction or disability. Through a series of therapy programs and prescription exercises, physiotherapists are able to help you achieve long term results and, ultimately, a healthy lifestyle!

What Do Physiotherapists Treat?

PROTx physiotherapists treat a wide range of conditions including those related to back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, work related injuries, motor vehicle collision injuries, repetitive use injuries, and chronic pain. Physiotherapists can also assist in the prevention of injuries. Seek physiotherapy quickly after an injury or disorder as results improve with early intervention.

Our Physiotherapists Use Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy is a non-invasive, pain-free, light-based therapy that uses red and infrared light to heal traumatized tissue and restore normal cell structure and function.

Photons of light encourage your bodies natural ATP production, thereby accelerating the healing process. Patients recover from musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve injuries with less scar tissue, accelerated cell regeneration and improved function.

Laser Therapy is highly effective in the treatment of:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Elbow/Shoulder/Wrist tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Sports injuries

Laser therapy facilitates natural healing and is completely safe.

Book your Physiotherapy assessment today to see how Laser Therapy can work for you.

PROTx Knee Osteoarthritis Program

Knee Osteoarthritis Program

Knee osteoarthritis can stop you from enjoying some of your favourite activities. Plus, wait lists for surgery and specialist appointments can be brutally long. Our PROTx Knee Osteoarthritis Program can help ease your pain and increase your mobility, so you can stay active while waiting.

The Program consists of:

  • Physiotherapy Assessment
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Laser Therapy
  • Bracing Consult
  • Lifestyle Recommendations

Contact us today to book your Physiotherapy Assessment and get started with the program!


Frequently Asked Questions

You do not require a doctor’s referral to attend physiotherapy, chiropractic or massage therapy. However, if you intend to use your health insurance to cover the cost you should confirm your insurers policy as some may ask you for a doctor’s referral.

The advantage of choosing a service provider that works in a collaborative practice environment like PROTx is that regardless of who you see initially, you will always be directed to the most appropriate therapist. This team environment gives you, the client, the best possible options.

Your therapist will perform an assessment. You will be asked a series of questions that will help better describe all of your symptoms in detail. This will be followed by an examination of the areas causing concern and associated areas. Following the assessment, the findings, your goals and available treatment options will be discussed.

The first appointment can take up to an hour. Subsequent treatments can be shorter or longer depending upon the condition and the treatment required.

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4 Locations Now Offered!

You can now book at our Elmsdale, Portland Hill, Sackville or Stewiacke locations!

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