Nova Physiotherapy: DARTMOUTH, NS

Nova Physiotherapy’s Dartmouth physiotherapy clinic is located near the Emergency Animal Hospital at 201 Brownlow Ave. in Burnside Industrial Park. We have been serving the Burnside region since 2006, with three Physiotherapists, two Registered Massage Therapists, one Chiropractor, and two Office Administrators on staff. Our physiotherapists are trained to provide scientifically proven treatment options, including:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Low Level Laser
  • Dry Needling
  • Running Injury Prevention and Management
  • Bracing
  • Orthotics
  • Exercise prescription

This Nova Physiotherapy facility is WCB (Worker's Compensation Board) approved and we are a preferred provider for select Motor Vehicle Accident insurers.

Conditions commonly seen in our clinic include:

  • Sports Injuries
  • Back Pain and Sciatica, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Elbow and Hand Pain, Hip and Knee Pain, Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Running Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Joint Replacements
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Joint Sprains and Strains
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Posture-related Illness
  • Work Injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

We direct bill most insurance companies, as long as the individual policy allows it. Nova Physiotherapy has been the Consumer Choice Award winner in Halifax each year, from 2010 to 2019. Call us today at the number above and let us help you live a pain-free, active lifestyle.

At Nova Physiotherapy, we have a highly experienced team of Dartmouth clinicians who offer specialized treatment services for any pain, injury, or discomfort you may be feeling. Our patients have found high levels of success in our treatment services, due to our implementation of advanced technology and methods.

We use sophisticated diagnostic methods, such as movement investigation and gait analysis, to help determine which services you will benefit from most. At Nova Physiotherapy, our thorough evaluations lead to successful treatment plans for your pain relief, healing, and future injury prevention needs.

Nova Physiotherapy is located in Dartmouth, with dedicated staff members that are eager to help you recover. Our office is situated on Brownlow Ave, making us a commonly frequented spot for physiotherapy for pain relief in Dartmouth.

The Nova Physiotherapy mission:

At Nova Physiotherapy, we have one mission: helping you reach your highest physical potential. Our treatment plans are aimed toward the achievement of your goals, taking into account your symptoms, medical history, and any health restrictions you may have. We look forward to watching you achieve your recovery, health and fitness goals! With our care and commitment, we know that is possible for anyone who walks through our doors.

If you are in the Dartmouth area, or any of the surrounding areas, and you are looking for relief, look no further. Nova Physiotherapy is here to help as one of the most favored Dartmouth healthcare practices. Call our office at (902) 405-4545 to request an appointment with one of our clinicians today! We will be happy to meet with you and create a plan for your journey toward health, healing, and pain relief.

At the end of the day, the Nova Physiotherapy team is here to provide support to YOU – the patient. Our success is dependent upon your success, and we strive to create a warm, welcoming environment where you can comfortably heal.


201 Brownlow Ave, Unit 19
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1W2

Business Hours

Monday: 7am – 8pm
Tuesday: 7am – 8pm
Wednesday: 7am – 8pm
Thursday: 7am – 8pm
Friday: 7am – 6pm

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Get to know our team!

Our Burnside clinicians will work hard, not only to get to the root of your problems and provide quality treatment for the pain you are currently experiencing, but they will also use their abilities to provide you with injury prevention services for the future.

They are compassionate, caring, and ambitious toward helping you reach your highest level of performance with the least possible amount of discomfort. Our dedicated team consists of experienced physiotherapists, chiropractors and massage therapists, any of whom would be happy to work with you on whatever you may be struggling with.

Helping people in Dartmouth find relief

The goal of Nova Physiotherapy is to make your daily tasks and activities easier. For example, we may help you with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed. In addition, our services can often provide treatment for a variety of different pains, not only providing relief, but also teaching you techniques to prevent re-injury and avoid pain in the future.

The services we offer can often be highly effective in relieving pain by providing the types of treatments you may need when your pain makes it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. Our Dartmouth clinicians can help you move better and will help you control or completely relieve your pain. We can also help improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level.

What Dartmouth, NS Thinks About Nova Physiotherapy

Liam Ryan is excellent! Explains why each step helps and works with you to get you back to normal quickly. Very professional and easy to talk with. Highly recommend!

Heather Clay

I have never written a review on any professional practice, but I have been so impressed with the folks at Nova Physiotherapy in Dartmouth that I felt compelled to do so. From the moment you enter to the moment you leave, their customer service is outstanding.

On arrival, you’re greeted warmly by Amanda. She is efficient, knowledgeable and strives to make you feel right at home.

I have suffered with chronic hip pain for 15 years and have seen physiotherapists in 3 different cities in which we have lived. Alex is without doubt the best physiotherapist I have ever seen. He is an attentive listener and an excellent diagnostician. A skilled communicator, Alex clearly explains the selected treatment. Alex gives you just the right amount of exercises you can commit to doing at home. I feel better than I have in many years and have him to thank for it. I would highly recommend Alex to anyone.

Judy Layne

I highly recommend Alex Barrett and Liam Ryan for physio therapy and chiropractic treatments respectively. The entire staff at Nova is accommodating, professional and always very welcoming.

Neil Atkinson

I was in a MVA a few years ago and had seen 3 different physio therapist before going to see Alex. He was the only one who was able to actually make my discomfort and muscle problems go away and give me treatment options that worked. Thanks to Alex's hard work and knowledge I was able to get back to my pre-accident state. I can't stress enough how after seeing so many other professionals, Alex was the one who was able to help me the most!

MAC Reviews

I've gone to Nova Physiotherapy several times for a few different injuries and worked with Alex each time. I can't say enough good about the care I've received, from booking appointments through Amanda and right through my sessions. Alex is very knowledgable, explains things in a way that is easy to understand (for people without a science background), and makes you feel very comfortable during sessions. I would recommend him to anyone needing physiotherapy. My daughter needed physio and when I brought her to Alex he was incredible with her. He directed questions at her instead of me which made her feel very comfortable. Thanks for all the great care!

Marilyn Sweet

Alex is a knowledgeable professional who is committed to helping clients meet their goals. As an athlete who has worked with many PTs/ATs, I can confidently say Alex is the superior choice for post-sport injury treatment. Amanda and the rest of the Nova team are kind, welcoming folks who provide exceptional services to their clients. 10/10 recommend!

Becky Knox

One of the best physiotherapy businesses in Halifax! Their excellent staff have truly helped me manage pain and recover from a recent injury. Alex especially showed incredible consideration and expertise as a physiotherapist going above and beyond with innovative and tailored pain management approaches. Marta and Yvonne are exceptional massage therapists who work seamlessly with the physiotherapists in delivering targeted therapy. From the moment I walked in they were the most professional and diligent treatment I have ever received.

Craig Hingley

I highly recommend Liam. Amazing chiropractor.

Peggy Lee MacPherson

Every time i play sports it seems i get hurt now. Thankfully i found Alex who has helped me through my last 2 incidents. He is extremely knowledgeable and great to deal with. Sets me up with a time table and workout program to ensure im back on the field in no time. Highly recommend him.

Chris MacKinnon

I live a bit far from this clinic but it was worth every minute of travel time. Rob is extremely knowledgeable and took time to ensure that I understood all aspects of diagnosis and treatment. Did not feel rushed at all which is rare for a private clinic.

Mark Staples

I have been visiting Marta for massages for over five years now. I have a job where I am on my feet all day and at the end of the day my back is often sore and my legs, too. Marta has a great bedside manner and gives a wonderful deep and therapeutic massage. Book with her!

Duke of Edinburgh

Best physiotherapy clinic in town. I highly recommend getting Alex Barrett to help get you back on your feet quickly! Professionalism, knowledge and service is top notch!

Andrew Stephens

Alex is knowledgable and professional. He has been an integral part of healing my knee. I recommend him highly.

Rod Fredericks

After 3 visits the pinched nerve in my neck went from "I pray daily for death" to "I can get on with my life now." I was in so much pain from the pinched nerve that I actually enjoyed the electrified needles stuck in me.

Adrian Ein

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