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Physiotherapy

Carolyn Roosen, PT

Physiotherapy is a health care profession that deals with preventing, assessing, diagnosing and treating pain and movement dysfunctions that impair normal function. A physiotherapist uses modalities such as electric currents, ultrasound, laser, biofeedback, magnetic fields and hydrotherapy (hot and cold), and acupuncture. Manual (hands on) techniques are commonly used and include joint mobilization and manipulation, soft tissue stretching, muscle energy, myofascial release, craniosacral mobilization and neural tissue mobilization.

The desired outcome may be to increase mobility and coordination, decrease pain, decrease inflammation or increase circulation, but in the end the main goal is to provide the patient with increased function and independence. By alleviating pain and inflammation, physiotherapy can also be very helpful in decreasing reliance on medication.

Physiotherapists are also trained to assess the workplace. They can determine what aspects of a job are causing problems and then work with the employee and employer to make work place changes. Physiotherapists receive training in cardiac acute care and rehabilitation (i.e. Post heart attack), neurological rehabilitation (i.e. Stroke and head trauma), respiratory care (i.e. Cystic fibrosis and emphysema), pediatric care (i.e. Cerebral palsy and torticollis), and orthopedics (i.e. Back pain and sports injuries). Urinary incontinence is another less commonly known focus of some physiotherapists.

A Physiotherapist must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy and be licensed to practice in their Province. The licensing board ensures that their members meet the standards of practice for the profession.

“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.

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.

Physiotherapy Services:

  • Adult & Student/Senior New Patient Visit (60 mins): $115
  • Adult & Student/Senior Follow Up (60 mins): $115
  • Adult & Student/Senior Follow Up (45 mins): $90

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