Physiotherapy is the health care profession dedicated to enhancing and restoring your mobility through a variety of hands-on treatments, education and exercise prescription.

Physiotherapists are university-educated experts who can help you achieve your highest level of physical functioning (at any stage of life) by providing you with a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs.


This pamphlet is also available in French (FF85-1552).

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists work at most sites within the Nova Scotia Health Authority. These therapists work in both mental health and physical medicine settings. Therapists/assistants work with inpatients and outpatients in a number of different practice areas including musculoskeletal, neurology and medicine. Occupational therapists working for the Nova Scotia Health Authority must be registered with the College of Occupational Therapy of Nova Scotia.


This pamphlet is also available in French (FF85-1216).

Fracture Liaison Service (FLS)

Over 80 per cent of fractures (broken bones) in patients over the age of 50 are caused by osteoporosis.  Already having a fracture places a person at much higher risk of having another.  The FLS sees patients who have had a fracture of the hip, wrist, shoulder, pelvis or spine to make sure they are screened for underlying osteoporosis with the goal of preventing any further breaks.

Newcomer Health Clinic

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The Newcomer Health Clinic provides preventative health and primary medical services for government assisted refugees, privately sponsored refugees and refugee claimants in the greater Halifax area. Patients are supported with finding and transitioning to a family practice in the community within a two year period.

The clinic has family physicians, a registered nurse and administrative support who provide services that include ensuring up-to-date vaccinations, chronic disease management and routine primary care.