About Hoong Phang

Hoong Phang is a registered physiotherapist at Propel Physiotherapy. He believes that every person is capable of improving their current physical situation and is passionate about developing unique strategies through critical analysis and assessment to help his clients achieve their personal goals. Hoong is currently published in the academic journals “Disability and Rehabilitation” and “Spinal Cord.”

Stroke Advocate Pam Spence’s Journey

I first met Pam Spence in January 2020, after her course of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation post-stroke. At that initial session, Pam was already clear on her goals and very thoughtful in her approach to physiotherapy and the expected outcomes. She understood that recovery would take a lot of hard work and persistence and she was all in. Pam’s stroke journey began in June 2019. She began experiencing a series of unexplained headaches, which led to a diagnosis of carotid artery stenosis (a narrowing of the large arteries in the neck) and atrial fibrillation (an irregular and often very [...]

Herniated Disc Treatment

A herniated disc is a common cause of low back pain. This type of injury occurs mostly in people between 30 and 50 years of age. However, it is two times as likely to occur in men versus women.[i] Some herniated discs do not cause any symptoms. But, many cause pain and limitation in function. Herniated disc pain is often burning or stinging and can radiate into the legs. If left untreated, this type of back injury can lead to pain, loss of function and mobility. In the article we will look at the symptoms and management for herniated [...]

Back Injury Prevention Program

Back problems are one of the most common chronic conditions in Canada.[i] Four out of five adults will experience at least one episode of back pain at some time in their lives with most occurrences between the ages of 30 and 50.[ii] Back injury prevention programs aim to reduce the risk and severity of injuries, as well as the cost. At Propel Physiotherapy, we treat clients with a range of back problems, from acute injuries like lower back strain to more chronic issues like degenerative disc disorder or facet joint osteoarthritis. As effective as physiotherapy can be in managing [...]

Bike Accident Injury Rehabilitation: Getting Back in the Saddle

Cycling culture has certainly picked up in the past year with gyms being closed and people looking for a way to get their exercise outdoors. More and more people want to be more active in and around their communities and what better way to be active than to bicycle. Although cycling can be liberating, it is not without its risks. As physiotherapists, each season we see clients who have suffered a wide range of injuries from cycling. We believe the benefits far outweigh the risks but always stress the importance of bike accident injury prevention strategies. And, in cases [...]

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