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Physiotherapy in Dartmouth, Halifax

Dartmouth Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy can help you get back on your feet, faster.

Physiotherapists are specially trained to be able to assess and improve movement and function of the body while finding ways to alleviate pain.

Physiotherapists can:

  • Prevent and treat acute injuries or chronic conditions
  • Increase and restore range of motion in joints
  • Increase strength and co-ordination
  • Help injured clients return to work successfully

Our physiotherapists will work one-on-one with you to determine what type of treatment will best help you and your condition. At Kinesis Health Associates, we make sure you get the individualized, personal care you need from your physiotherapy appointments.

Your physiotherapy treatment may include any of the following:

  • Patient education on condition, phases of healing, posture, day-to-day tasks, work tasks, etc.
  • Modalities: ultrasound, electrotherapy, low level laser, spinal decompression, k-tape, athletic tape, acupuncture, dry needling, etc.
  • Manual therapy: joint mobilizations, soft tissue/fascial work, deep tendon frictions, etc.

Our Kinesiologist will often work closely with our team of physiotherapists for functional capacity testing and to implement your home exercise program. A home exercise program is often an integral part of your physiotherapy treatment and can include a variety of stretches, strengthening exercises and dynamic movements to train your body into moving more efficiently and preventing further injuries.

Find out yourself by scheduling a no obligation consultation to discuss your goals in health.

Carolyn Roosen, Physiotherapist

Carolyn Roosen, Physiotherapist

Carolyn Roosen, Physiotherapist and Practicing Acupuncture

Carolyn loves the puzzle. What interests her most is working with patients to (a) figure out what the problem is and, (b) help them understand the what (and most importantly, the why) of how to address it and get back on a sustainable path to wellness.

From her training at both McMaster and Acadia Universities, to her ongoing professional education, she has always had a genuine interest in learning how to best support her clients’ goals and motivation for getting better. She is certified in dry needling and working towards her Stott Pilates certification.

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When not at work helping people find pathways to greater health, she finds ways to be active – preferably outside. With and without her kids and husband, whether running, biking, gardening, sledding, skating, or just being outside and getting dirty.

Returning to her first home in PEI each summer, to dig in the red clay and build sandcastles on the beach is a true joy.

Tara Correia, Physiotherapist

Tara Correia, Physiotherapist

Tara Correia, Physiotherapist and Practicing Acupuncture

Tara holds a Master of Science in Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Kinesiology, both from Dalhousie University. She has taken post-graduate courses in manual therapy, acupuncture, K-taping, and spinal decompression, and has completed her Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy. She currently volunteers her time as a trainer with the Cole Harbour Major Bantam hockey program, as well as the Hockey Nova Scotia High Performance Program and numerous local and regional sporting events.  Tara is also the Events Coordinator for the Nova Scotia branch of Sport Physiotherapy Canada.

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Tara uses a variety of treatment techniques including acupuncture, laser, manual therapy, strengthening, and stretching, as suited to you and your injury.  In particular, developing effective movement patterns to keep your body in alignment will often be an integral part of your physiotherapy rehabilitation program.

Alex Mader, Kinesiologist and 8WW Trainer

Alex Mader, Kinesiologist and 8WW Trainer

Alex Mader, Kinesiologist

Alex graduated from York University with a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science in 2012.

Since then he has been working as a Kinesiologist assisting in the prescription and progression of rehabilitation exercise programs helping to improve muscular imbalances found in our patients. In his spare time he is staying physically active either through strength training, running, circuit training, and hiking.

Christene Misener, Physiotherapist & Acupuncture

Christene Misener, Physiotherapist & Acupuncture

Christene Misener, Physiotherapist and Acupuncture Certificate

Christene graduated from the University of Kings College with a Bachelor of Science in 1986 and from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 1989 with distinction (Cum Laude). Her initial experience comes from Adult Neurology, Respiratory care and Geriatric Medicine. Christene earned her Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT) in 1999 and uses it in conjunction with an active approach in correcting orthopedic and neurologically based movement dysfunctions.

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She has also completed all of Shirley Sarhmann muscle balance dysfunction courses as well as all local and global levels of Kinetic Control, a muscle activation/stabilization and rebalancing program. She has been practicing acupuncture since 1994 and achieved her Acupuncture Certification (CAFCI) with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) in 1997, and has been a certified instructor with AFCI since 2001. She has also taken both levels of the Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling courses in 2014 for myofascial and trigger point pain relief. Christene was an instructor with the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and taught post-graduate courses to physiotherapists. She has demonstrated clinical orthopedics at the School of Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University. She is also a registered Mentor for physiotherapists working toward their Advanced Manual Therapy skills. She is a Fellow and member of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists, a group of skilled physiotherapists with extensive post-graduate education in manual therapy and clinical reasoning, who have passed an internationally recognized accreditation process.

Christene has worked in multidisciplinary work conditioning settings since 1995. She has developed skills in the assessment and treatment of injured workers, worksite visits and coordinated return to work plans with employers.

Christene has been an active volunteer in the community and has volunteered locally at the World Figure Skating and World Junior Hockey Championships. She has completed courses in St. John Ambulance First Aid and is CPR certified. She has been a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Neurology and Orthopedic Divisions, since graduating in 1989. She is also a member in good standing with the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists. She has volunteered provincially in the Nova Scotia Orthopedic Division Executive Membership, as well as nationally on the Executive of the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

“I feel that you do not treat conditions, you treat people. Listening and understanding to what a patient wants and needs is the key to a successful outcome. I try to provide a positive change at every treatment session. I am very goal oriented. Success also comes from the patient participating in their own outcome and this in turn depends on me sparking their passion for getting better.”

Christene’s hobbies include travelling around the world, camping, kayaking, canoing, reading, baking and cooking. She regularly does advanced pilates and can be seen in the local parks walking her dogs.

Jaime Bromley, 8WW trainer and Kinesiologist

Jaime Bromley, 8WW trainer and Kinesiologist

Jaime Bromley, Kinesiologist

Jaime holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a double minor in Sociology and Aboriginal studies from the University of Lethbridge (2015), along with being a Certified Personal Trainer, Orthopaedic Exercise Specialist, Seniors Fitness Specialist, and a certified Keiser spin instructor.

While working in Saskatchewan, Jaime played a vital role as the lead Exercise Therapist in running the Healthy Weights Initiative; a national research program aiding in helping individuals achieve healthy lifestyles and improved wellness through exercise, corrective eating and cognitive therapy.

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Jaime’s goal is to aid in the prescription and progression of exercise programs, geared at helping our clients with any movement or muscular imbalances that interfere with overall quality of life, as well as helping our clients stay fit and perform at their optimum level. When Jaime is not in the gym, she enjoys playing soccer (CIS alumni), curling, hiking, cross-country skiing, crocheting, spinning, strength training and travelling the globe.

Ready to get started? Contact our Dartmouth Physiotherapists today!