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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

“Helping people to feel better everyday is my ultimate goal”-Carolyn Roosen

Carolyn Roosen is on a mission to improve community health one patient at a time. A physiotherapist with over 20 years experience, Carolyn works daily to improve the health and well- being of her patients.

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A graduate of Acadia University and McMaster University, she has degrees in Physical Education and Health Science in Physiotherapy. Over the course of her career, she has obtained post- graduate training in Functional Dry Needling, Manual Therapy, Muscle Imbalance Correction, Kinesio taping and Cancer and Exercise. She is also a Scott Pilates trained instructor. She continues specialized education each year for the benefit of her patients.

Carolyn is an active member of the Nova Scotia College of Physical Therapists, the Canadian Association of Physiotherapists and the Exercise is Medicine Council of Canada.

When not working, Carolyn enjoys pilates, running, being outside and joining her family for their fun activities such as cross fit, paddling and hockey. She lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with her husband and two children.


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.

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.

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