Hoong Phang

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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.”

Equipment to Prevent Common Cycling Injuries and Accidents

Summer is cycling season in Canada. You may have noticed an increased number of cyclists on the road or shared paths over the last few weeks and now with school out, the kids will join the enthusiasts and commuters. So we thought it was a good time to review cycling equipment for injury prevention so you can have as safe a ride as possible this summer. Cycling for leisure or transport is a great form of exercise. The benefits can include: increased cardiovascular fitness increased muscle strength and flexibility improved joint mobility decreased stress levels improved coordination strengthened bones [...]

By |2019-07-09T15:10:38+00:00July 8th, 2019|Sports Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Physiotherapists & Occupational Therapists Collaborate to Maximize Outcomes

As physiotherapists (PTs), my colleagues and I have had many opportunities to work with occupational therapists (OTs) in hospitals, in the community, and during our training at University. In an outpatient clinical setting, however, these opportunities are more rare. At Propel Physiotherapy’s Pickering location, we are fortunate to share a rehabilitation work-space with OTs from Complex Injury Rehab. Like us, they take a client-centered and team-based approach to providing the best care for the people they work with; and believe that the client is at the core of the team. Working in proximity with OTs has provided us with [...]

By |2019-05-15T16:02:22+00:00April 1st, 2019|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Lower Back Pain Treatment

One of the most common issues people come to our clinic to get addressed is lower back pain. It’s not surprising when you consider that up to 85 percent of working people can expect to experience some form of lower back pain during their lifetime.¹ Specifically in Canada, the lower back medical costs are a significant strain on our workforce’s productivity and a massive cause of missed workdays.² The good news is that an active physiotherapy program can help people get back to work and their regular routine with more lower back resiliency. We see clients with a wide [...]

By |2019-01-24T21:19:54+00:00December 24th, 2018|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Can I recover from a degenerated back?

In week 3, we look at another one of your most asked questions in our special Client Appreciation Month series called Ask Me Anything. QUESTION 3: CAN I RECOVER FROM A DEGENERATED BACK? MY MRI RESULTS LOOK HOPELESS. Diagnostic imaging techniques, such as X-ray, ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Computerize Tomography (CT) scans, have become a staple in providing the clinician and client with a clearer clinical picture of their respective issue. While imaging does play a big factor in our clinical health, its weight in importance must be calibrated accordingly; especially for issues relating to physiotherapy, pain, [...]

By |2018-10-19T20:28:07+00:00November 20th, 2017|FAQ, Physiotherapy|0 Comments