Amy Heffernan M.Sc. PT
Professional Membership: Nova Scotia Association of Physiotherapists
Amy graduated from Dalhousie University with a Msc. in Physiotherapy in 2017. Her physiotherapy care model is centered around patient-centered care and evidenced-based practice. With Amy, muscle and joint pain treatments options include Functional Dry Needling to help alleviate pain and improve movement, patient specific exercise and mobility plans, and hands-on techniques.
She is certified in Concussion Management, which can help anyone with a concussion, not just those injured during sports. Concussions can happen during slips and falls, and during motor vehicle accidents, Amy is here to help guide patients through the healing process.
Amy has completed training with Osteoporosis Canada to help patients with osteoporosis/osteopenia navigate movement and exercise.
Additionally, she is a pelvic floor therapist. She is able to do pelvic floor internal/external assessment and treatment, as well as help pregnant women with back and pelvic pain. She has complimentary education on training the core/pelvic floor. Pelvic floor issues are not specific to woman who have recently had children; weakness, pain and incontinence issues can trouble women of all ages regardless of whether they have had children, and physiotherapy can help.
Outside of working Amy enjoys exploring, hiking and camping. She likes photography and has a small collection of houseplants.