Heather Cleveland - Physiotherapist  - website: www.familypt.ca 

My name is Heather Cleveland. I am a Physiotherapist, wife, and mother of two boys.  As a Physiotherapist, I have the privilege of helping people reach physiotherapy related goals which can include: pain reduction, recovery from injury and illness, managing chronic health conditions, improving strength, range of motion, safety, mobility, and improving quality of life.

I strongly believe that effective physiotherapy treatment should focus on treating the root cause of a condition or finding ways to manage a condition in order to maximize function. This should not include treating symptoms with machine-based interventions or providing "cookie cutter" treatment approaches. 

I have over 15 years of experience working with infants, children, adults, and seniors. I have practiced in the areas of outpatient orthopedics, pediatrics, medical and surgical inpatients, Veterans long term care, community (home) based service and the public school setting (P-12).


My formal education includes a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto (2004) and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Honours) with an Ergonomics speciality, from the University of Waterloo (2002).

I am in good standing with the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapy and I am a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

I look forward to meeting you and working together to help you reach your physiotherapy related goals!

Below are just a few of the issues you or your loved one may be experiencing; and that I can help you with...

  • acute or chronic orthopedic/musculoskeletal conditions (aches, strains, sprains, tears, bumps, bruises, etc.)

  • chronic or complex/persistent pain

  • arthritis pain and disability

  • acute or chronic low back or neck injury and pain

  • post surgical recovery (fracture, joint replacement, lacerations/tendon repairs, abdominal, etc.)

  • scar/wound management

  • short-term or even long-term dizziness (vestibular dysfunction)

  • acute concussion or post concussion syndrome

  • jaw pain (TMJ disorders)

  • recovery from stroke and traumatic brain injury 

  • other neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's Disease.

  • chronic headaches

  • helping to manage your osteoporosis

  • sports or training related issues

  • preventing falls and improving your safety and balance

  • reconditioning/strengthening after periods of inactivity or illness

  • recovery from sports or training related injuries

  • postpartum issues (pelvic floor weakness, abdominal separation)

  • workplace assessment (design, setup, safety)
     

My unique 15 year experience with the pediatric population allows me to help your child with......

  • gross motor delays

  • plagiocephaly (flat spot on the head) and torticollis (wry neck)

  • brachial plexus injuries

  • all injuries (children are not just small adults!)

  • toe walking; foot pain

  • head injuries/concussion

  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)/poor coordination

  • tendon lacerations and surgical repairs

  • motor milestones such as crawling, walking, jumping, climbing, running, bike riding

  • improve performance in physical activity and sport

  • challenges related to cerebral palsy, spina bifida, down syndrome, developmental delays and more!

  • equipment needs and training for caregivers of children with high or complex physical needs

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