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About Heather MacAuley PT

Hello and welcome.

Please do not come if you feel unwell or have a fever. 

For privacy for the previous patient, I will ask you to stay outside and text me (I will have the phone beside me) that you have arrived. Or, in a pinch, knock and then stick your head in the front door and announce your arrival. I will text you (or pop outside if you don't have a phone) to tell you when to come in. Please make sure the text notification can be heard over music etc. There is a bench under a tree near the door that you may use too.

Please wash hands with soap when you come in.

For payment, transfers can be done but they have turned out to be problematic if you use a savings or line of credit account! Those types of accounts will not auto-deposit!! Cash and cheque still work well.

IF you pay with transfer, please do it ahead of time and use this email:

PAYHEATHER@YAHOO.COM  ***** This email is not monitored ***** and I do not respond to it. There is no swiper machine. And, funny problem, if your spouse has a different last name and they do the payment for you, please tell me what name to watch for; confusion has been had!!

I graduated from Dalhousie University in 1981 with a BSc in physiotherapy; in 1996 I completed the final Canadian examination in manual and manipulative therapy which has international recognition. This gives me the Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy designation. You may look at to understand more about this therapy.

I have a strong interest in the treatment of back pain, neck pain, whiplash, concussion and chronic pain and in using manual therapy, manipulation and holistic healthcare to do so. I have studied osteopathic methods, craniosacral therapy, nerve releases, acupressure, muscle balancing and neurological re-programming to widen my scope. I offer orthotics (with a neat way to 'test-drive' them before ordering) and commonly-needed braces.

For years I was owner/operator of Burnside Physiotherapy Ltd. and met thousands of lovely people. Now I work from home in Dartmouth with the best commute ever and a deck to have lunch on. I am reasonably conversant in German if needed. Hope to see you at my home office. New note: texting is the swiftest way to get me, and safer if the cellphone ceases to function, as I can still get your messages and respond via the laptop. Leaving a voice mail is not nearly as quick to get a response and I would still want to respond by text, since finding time to talk is hard to do.


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