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.

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 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!

Bracing and Products!

Our Bracing Specialist, Mazen, can expertly identify your needs to help you get a custom or off the shelf brace to restore your quality of life. 

Getting you back to your activities of daily living with less pain!

Bracing is used to bridge the gap between an injured and a healthy joint, or to extend the quality of life in a weakened or aging joint. Depending on your needs, bracing can be done for almost any joint. When combined with other modalities of rehabilitation, bracing can be a crucial tool to help get you back into doing the activities that bring you joy!

What does the Bracing Process involve?

The process starts with a conversation with our Bracing Specialist to determine the best course of bracing to fit your needs! With the knee alone, there are different types of braces that can give you added stability, or help restrict movement to assist your recovery from ligament damage, or to help with offloading pressure to help with degenerative damage caused by illness such as osteoarthritis.

Our Bracing Specialist can also assist you with our wide range of products such as TENS machines, heating pads, compression stockings and even Pillowise pillows – customized to your needs!

New! Knee Brace Unloader Program! Ideal for those suffering from osteoarthritis, a meniscus injury or other knee pain. This dynamic brace is a leader in its class for the immediate relief from OA.

Book a free consultation with Mazen today to find out if you could benefit from a Knee Unloader brace. You can take advantage of our commitment-free week trial period with a premium Knee Unloader. Once you’ve felt the benefits first hand, we know you’ll want one of your own. After the trial period, the brace will be custom fitted to reduce pressure in the knee and allow you to get back to the activities you love to do.

Call 902 334 2300 ext. 7 to set up a free consultation or email bracing@protxservices.ca. You have the option to book at our Dartmouth, Lower Sackville, Stewiacke or Elmsdale locations!

Book your Free Bracing Consultation today!


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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