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Kathy Mileski

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About Kathy Mileski

Kathy is a registered physiotherapist and mindfulness trainer at 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.

How Virtual Yoga Therapy & Mindfulness Can Benefit You More Than In Person Sessions

Many healthcare providers have been forced to pivot to online services in order to provide ongoing care to clients throughout the pandemic. Virtual modes of treatment can be offered easily and effectively in many cases. Research indicates that virtual yoga therapy and mindfulness are just as beneficial to clients as in person sessions. In this article, we will look at how yoga and mindfulness can provide the same positive effects through a virtual platform and even provide some added benefits during this pandemic crisis. The pandemic has created increased stress and anxiety levels for many people. Fear, anxiety and [...]

By |2020-11-10T15:19:34+00:00November 9th, 2020|Company News, Mindfulness, Virtual Services, Yoga|0 Comments

Stroke in Young People

Stroke in young people is much less common than in the older population but has potentially far more impact on the individual and to society.  The incidence of stroke in those age 18-45 years of age ranges between 7-15 per 100,000 people for all types of stroke.[i] Due to the decreased incidence of stroke in the young people, it can be misdiagnosed in the emergency room. This can lead to missing the window of time sensitive treatment.  Young adults may also be less likely to seek medical treatment, as stroke is still believed to be a disease of the [...]

By |2020-10-26T01:06:33+00:00October 26th, 2020|Stroke Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Ménière’s Disease: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Ménière’s disease is an inner ear (vestibular system) disorder that affects approximately 1 in every 1000 Canadians.[i] It can be difficult to detect, and its symptoms, including imbalance, nausea and dizziness, can mimic the presentation of other diseases. While Ménière’s can be disabling, many forms of therapy, including physical therapy can help to mitigate the signs of the disease. What is Ménière’s Disease? Ménière’s Disease is a disorder that causes fluid to collect in the inner ear resulting in a variety of symptoms that can occur suddenly, without any warning. The symptoms can include vertigo, ringing in the ear [...]

By |2020-09-12T12:37:33+00:00September 14th, 2020|Vertigo|0 Comments

Soft Tissue Release

Soft tissue release (STR) is a hands-on manual therapy technique used to assess and treat the tissue of the body. The soft tissues of the body (muscle, tendon, fascia and ligaments) are prone to acute and chronic injury, which leads to swelling, adhesions and fibrosis (scarring) of the tissue. This type of injury often results in pain, loss of mobility, strength, and function. Soft tissue release targets specific areas of tension within an individual muscle with the aim of removing scar tissue and adhesion to relieve muscular tension and pain. Soft tissue release can be performed by physiotherapists, massage [...]

By |2020-08-29T18:57:25+00:00September 7th, 2020|Physiotherapy|0 Comments