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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.

Tara Lind, Physiotherapist

Tara Lind,

Tara Lind, Physiotherapist

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, exercise prescription, acupuncture, K-taping, and spinal decompression, and has completed her post-graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy. She currently volunteers her time as a therapist at local and regional sporting events and is the Events Coordinator for the Nova Scotia branch of Sport Physiotherapy Canada. When she is not in the clinic, Tara can be found staying active on the trails and lakes of Dartmouth and Cole Harbour.

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.

Reid Chittick

Reid Chittick,

Reid Chittick, Physiotherapist

Reid graduated with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy degree (MScPT) from Dalhousie University in 2014. Prior to completing his Masters, he graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from Acadia University. While at Acadia, Reid worked with the varsity football team, and also provided sport therapy coverage at local soccer tournaments.

He has continued his post-graduate education by taking numerous courses in Acupuncture (AFCI), as well as Functional Dry Needling (IMS). He is also working towards advancing his manual therapy skills by completing post-graduate learning with the Advanced Integrated Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Program (AIM).

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Reid also works with Acupuncture Canada as an Instructor teaching Dry Needling to other health professionals across Canada.

He has treated patients of varying ages and conditions. He has experience treating sports related injuries, chronic pain patients, motor vehicle and work-related injuries. He tailors each patient’s treatment and exercise program to meet the requirements of their job, hobbies, and lifestyle. He strongly believes in educating his patients, and providing them with the education to advance and maintain their own health.

He also enjoys the social component of his job, and strives to make physiotherapy enjoyable for all of his patients.

Growing up, Reid was very involved in martial arts, specifically Shotokan Karate, in which he achieved his first-degree black belt. He continues to enjoy an active lifestyle through mountain biking, skiing, hiking, tennis, and going to the gym.

Erin MacIssac, Physiotherapist

Erin MacIssac, Physiotherapist

Erin MacIssac, Physiotherapist

Erin is from Dartmouth, she completed a Bachelor of Arts (2015) at St. Thomas University in Fredericton where she was fortunate to have the opportunity to play university hockey and golf. She completed her Master of Science in Physiotherapy (2017) at Dalhousie University. Erin has always had an interest in sports physiotherapy and has been a therapist for several sports teams; including Dalhousie Football, hockey Nova Scotia, and the Amherst Jr. A Ramblers.

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Erin believes in taking a global holistic approach to treatment. She understands that education is the key to empowering her patients, as well as the importance of exercise in allowing people to take an active role in their recovery. She uses various techniques to help get clients moving, including dry needling, cupping, k-taping, manual therapy and exercise prescription. She also has experience working in long term care.

Outside of the clinic, Erin leads an active lifestyle, and enjoys participating in several activities including skiing, golfing, hiking, surfing and yoga. Erin is also an avid traveller.

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