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About Kyle Whaley

Kyle Whaley is a registered physiotherapist and the founder of Propel Physiotherapy. He is a graduate of the Queen’s University Physical and Health Education Program and the University of Toronto’s Physical Therapy program. He has a range of post-graduate treatment skills that include Bobath concept, manual therapy, acupuncture, chronic pain, vestibular disorders, and wheelchair seating and mobility.

PoNS Treatment™ for Balance and Walking Deficit from mmTBI

At Propel Physiotherapy, we are using PoNS™ in conjunction with physiotherapy to treat balance and walking deficits with clients with mild to moderate traumatic brain injury. PoNS™ (short for Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator) is an innovative, non-surgical medical device that gently stimulates the surface of the tongue, exciting the neural networks flowing to the brain. This neural activity is believed to enable neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to make adaptive changes related to the structure and function of the nervous system – which may restore lost function. We have a long history working with clients with traumatic brain [...]

By |2020-05-11T01:46:20+00:00May 11th, 2020|PoNS Treatment, Traumatic Brain Injury|0 Comments

Helping Foreign Physiotherapists Succeed in Canada

Program Helps Internationally Educated Physiotherapists Bring Valuable Skills to Our Health System As a physiotherapist who has had the opportunity to work in my field overseas, in Australia and New Zealand, and as a volunteer in South East Asia, South Asia and the Pacific, I appreciate the benefits of allowing foreign trained PT’s to practice their craft here in Canada. The breadth of knowledge, complimentary skills and language abilities that overseas trained physiotherapists bring to the country is invaluable, especially considering the diversity of our client population here in Canada. The Ontario Internationally Educated Physical Therapy Bridging (OIEPB) program is [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:23:15+00:00April 18th, 2017|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

How vertigo can throw your whole world for a loop

The awful feeling of motion when you’re perfectly still – vertigo. Not to be confused with dizziness (the feeling of being lightheaded, woozy, or unbalanced). Vertigo can happen for a number of reasons in a number of different situations – at sea, in bed, an adverse reaction to medication, too much to drink. People often feel nauseous, off-balance and describe involuntary eye movements. Most episodes of vertigo occur spontaneously and can be triggered by something as benign as rolling over in bed (a very common description by clients). What causes vertigo? We are going to address one specific cause [...]

By |2019-09-12T17:02:26+00:00December 16th, 2016|Vertigo|0 Comments

How to Recognize Concussion Symptoms

Concussion is a hot topic getting a lot of media attention lately. Professional athletes living with concussion symptoms have brought the topic to front page headlines, despite having been a common occurrence for many years. I can remember at least parts of my first concussion experience. Growing up in Kingston, Ontario, a proverbial hotbed of hockey, skating came shortly after walking as a developmental milestone in seemingly every child’s early years. My dad used to take me to public skating at a local rink where I would race around without a helmet, my blond hair flowing in the cold [...]

By |2019-11-21T17:37:55+00:00May 31st, 2016|Concussion, Neurological Injuries|0 Comments