Kathy Mileski

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About Kathy Mileski

Kathy is a registered physiotherapist with Propel Physiotherapy. She incorporates mindfulness based practice and teachings into her work, which gives her a powerful tool to help improve the likelihood of positive outcomes for clients with stroke, spinal cord injury and brain injury.

Physical Therapy for People with Dementia

Today, more than 500,000 Canadians live with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada estimates that by the year 2031 this number will rise to over 937,000. The prevalence of this disease has made education and training for health care professionals, care providers and family key to providing quality care. At Propel Physiotherapy, our extensive experience working with people living with a a range of brain injuries and illnesses has helped to prepare many of our therapists for addressing the challenges facing this specific population. Many of the strategies we use are pertinent to both groups. Strategies for Managing Symptoms [...]

By |2019-01-16T19:08:13+00:00January 7th, 2019|Company News|0 Comments

Adaptive Sports Provide Ways to Enjoy Winter

It’s that time of the year when many of us are bracing ourselves for the inevitable onslaught of cold winter weather. While you may shiver at the thought, the cold, snow and ice shouldn’t spell an end to your physical activity. It may be time to consider adaptive sports. The winter season is too long, in Canada, to deprive ourselves of the many benefits of regular physical activity for such an extended period. This is especially true for persons with physical impairments and disabilities. Exercise provides some major benefits like: Strengthening the cardiovascular system Regulating fuel use in our bodies [...]

How Physiotherapy Helps You Recover from Stroke

A physiotherapist with training in the specialty area of neurology can help you recover from stroke. Stroke rehabilitation involves a specific, individualized treatment approach tailored to each client’s needs. A stroke occurs when blood stops flowing to an area of your brain, leading to cell damage in that area. There are two types of stroke: ischemic and hemorrhage. In ischemic strokes, blood flow is stopped by a clot or blockage in the blood vessels of your brain. With hemorrhagic strokes, high blood pressure causes weakened arteries to break open, leading to an interruption in blood flow to the brain. [...]

By |2018-11-28T20:32:14+00:00October 29th, 2018|Neurological Injuries, Stroke|0 Comments

What You Can Do to Prevent a Stroke

Did you know that almost 80 percent of premature strokes and heart disease are preventable?¹ And yet each year, Canadians suffer more than 62,000 strokes ̶ that is one stroke every nine minutes.² You can prevent a stroke by knowing the risk factors and taking steps to eliminate unhealthy habits and adopt healthier lifestyle choices. With nine in 10 Canadians having at least one risk factor for stroke or heart disease³, it is time to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition. WHAT IS [...]

By |2018-11-18T19:12:31+00:00October 29th, 2018|Neurological Injuries, Stroke|0 Comments