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.

Physiotherapy Helps Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a complex neurodegenerative disease that is characterized by a variety of symptoms. The disease involves a loss of dopamine producing cells, the cells that help transmit the signals for movement. The symptoms of Parkinson’s are sometimes visible, including tremors, slowness of movement, rigidity and impaired balance. Other symptoms such as fatigue, soft speech, sleep disturbances and constipation can also be present with this disease. Although there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, physiotherapy and exercise can play a key role in mitigating the symptoms and health impacts associated with this condition. The Canadian Guidelines on [...]

By |2019-04-16T13:48:34+00:00April 15th, 2019|Neurological Injuries, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Physio or Chiro for Back Pain?

There are a variety of health professions and therapies that can help treat and prevent back pain. Two of the most commonly sought are physio or chiro. To help you choose between physio or chiro for back pain, we would like to help you understand a bit more about each profession and their approach. Back problems are among the most common chronic conditions in Canada. ¹ Four out of five adults will experience at least one episode of back pain at some time in their lives.² Back pain can have debilitating effects on a person’s day to day activities [...]

By |2019-03-15T20:45:50+00:00March 18th, 2019|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Maintaining Heart Health with Spinal Cord Injury

Most spinal cord injuries (SCI) occur in individuals under 30 years of age.  This, along with medical advancements have allowed people with SCI to have an increased life expectancy compared with past generations.  Those with SCI are consequently susceptible to the same chronic diseases as the general population, including cardiovascular disease. Physical inactivity is a major risk factor of cardiovascular disease and premature mortality in persons with SCI[1].  While some of the same barriers exist to exercise, such as motivation or finding time for exercise, people with spinal cord injuries have additional challenges such as inaccessible equipment, and challenges [...]

By |2019-03-15T20:24:40+00:00February 18th, 2019|General Health & Wellbeing, Spinal Cord Injury|0 Comments

How to Reduce Heart Disease Risks

Your heart is a muscle and its job is to pump blood around the body. Heart disease affects the structure and functions of the heart and can diminish its ability to do this job. Several risk factors can determine whether you will develop heart disease.  Some factors related to your risk of developing heart disease cannot be changed like your age, family history, and gender.  However, most types heart disease are preventable and manageable by engaging in healthy lifestyle choices. Healthy Lifestyle Choices Reduce Heart Disease Risks Stay Active There are numerous benefits of incorporating regular physical activity in [...]

By |2019-02-04T03:37:21+00:00February 4th, 2019|General Health & Wellbeing|0 Comments