Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Outpatient Physiotherapy Services
Rehabilitative Services
Outpatient Physiotherapy offers individualized therapy to address the physical changes from brain injury such as weakness, balance problems, or difficulty moving around.  Sessions may include hands-on treatments, exercise prescription, and education.


Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
1341 Summer Street, Level 3
Halifax, Nova Scotia. B3H 4K4
Phone: 902-473-1288
Fax: 902-473-3398

Some sessions are also offered virtually using Zoom for Healthcare.

Outpatient PT is offered at other Nova Scotia Health sites throughout the province. Please check the main Physiotherapy page for a list of locations and contact information. When booking an appointment ask if the practitioner has experience /expertise in ABI.

How do I access ABI outpatient Physiotherapy services?

Referrals are accepted from physicians and  other healthcare professional using the Outpatient Physiotherapy Referral form (.pdf) Referrals can be faxed to 902-473-3398.

You can self-refer by mailing, faxing or dropping off an Outpatient Physiotherapy Self Referral form (.pdf)

Outside of Central Zone, please refer to the main Physiotherapy page.

How do I prepare for my first visit with ABI outpatient Physiotherapy?

It may be helpful to have a support person with you.

Wear comfortable clothing that you can exercise in. We recommend wearing layers as the temperature in the building can vary.

What will happen during my appointment?

The Physiotherapist (PT) will ask you to describe your ABI and ask you questions about your medical history, lifestyle, and goals. They will do an assessment and observe your level of mobility, strength, and other physical abilities to determine the impact of your ABI on your overall physical function. They will develop a treatment plan with you to improve your function.  The Physiotherapist will measure your progress regularly and adjust your treatment accordingly.

Will there be any follow up?

The need for follow up and whether you should be referred to other services will be discussed during your visit(s).

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