David Friesen

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About David Friesen

David Friesen is a registered physiotherapist at Propel Physiotherapy. He is focused on developing innovative and individualized programs to rehabilitate people who have sustained a neurological injury, including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, as well as complex orthopedic injuries.

Virtual Rehab Presents New Opportunities for Clients and Physiotherapists

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed almost every aspect of our lives and communities across Canada and the globe — from the way we work, learn, eat and shop to the way we administer and receive healthcare. At Propel Physiotherapy’s, we have had to change and innovate our physiotherapy care in light of the recommendations by our professional college that we only see clients in person if determined emergency care. Since mid-March, all other services have been provided by tele- or virtual rehab care, where possible. Peterborough Physiotherapist Adapts Business to Pandemic  As the senior physiotherapist and operations manager of [...]

By |2020-05-27T02:42:02+00:00May 25th, 2020|Physiotherapy, Virtual Services|0 Comments

Mobile Physiotherapy in Peterborough

After having our first child in March 2019, my wife and I decided that it was time to relocate from our small apartment in downtown Toronto. We looked at many different options, but after much debate, we decided that Peterborough would be the right spot for us! Just an hour outside of Toronto, but with full access to all of the outdoor activities we love, the Kawartha region seemed to call our name. In November 2019, we bought our first house and moved to the west side of Peterborough shortly after! Once we knew where we would be living, [...]

By |2020-04-06T02:56:48+00:00April 6th, 2020|Peterborough, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training in Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurorehabilitation encompasses a wide range of medical interventions aimed at helping people recover from a nervous system injury, such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, or spinal cord injury. The goal of neurorehabilitation is to optimize recovery, minimize compensations, and increase the intensity of skill practice¹. The human brain and body are extremely efficient at finding ways to accomplish tasks after an injury. However, even though the task gets accomplished, it might not be the best for your recovery. For example, if someone is trying to walk after a stroke, they will often lean to their stronger side and then [...]

By |2019-10-29T14:45:30+00:00October 28th, 2019|Neurological Injuries|0 Comments

Do I need a doctor’s note for physiotherapy?

BONUS QUESTION: DO I NEED A DOCTOR'S NOTE FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY? No, you do not need a doctor’s note to see a physiotherapist. A doctor’s referral is not required to see any health professional that is regulated by legislation that governs their professional college, like our therapists who are certified by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. These regulatory colleges serve to protect the public, making sure healthcare professionals are safe, ethical, and competent. Many clients believe that they require a doctor’s note to receive appropriate treatment from a registered physiotherapist, when in fact, a registered physiotherapist has the ability to [...]

By |2017-11-28T14:57:09+00:00November 30th, 2017|Physiotherapy|0 Comments