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.

Benefits of Regular Exercise

With the start of the new year comes resolutions to exercise more and have a healthier lifestyle. Although many of us know that exercise is an important part of our daily lives, we may not truly understand the benefits of regular exercise and what it can do for us. It’s important to remember that our bodies were made to move. Humans evolved from nomadic tribes who spent most days travelling long distances by foot in search of food and shelter. Our bodies were designed for regular activity. Over time, humans have become more and more sedentary leading to a [...]

By |2020-01-03T18:26:26+00:00January 6th, 2020|Exercise|0 Comments

Best Winter Footwear to Prevent Slips and Falls

Winter in Canada means ice, snow and cold. And, while this brings many opportunities for outdoor sports and activities, this environment can make simply getting outdoors and walking dangerous. Having a mobility issue or physical disability can make negotiating the outdoor in winter even more challenging. Knowing how to choose the best winter footwear to prevent slips and falls is important for every Canadian's safety. Snow and ice on driveways and sidewalks pose a serious risk for people of all ages and physical abilities. In the winter of 2016-2017, there were nearly 9,000 hospitalizations due to falls on ice [...]

What Conditions Are Orthotics Used to Treat?

What conditions are orthotics used to treat is a question we often get asked by clients seeking help to alleviate foot pain and discomfort. The research surrounding custom orthotics is expansive. Many conditions have been studied, primarily looking at pain in the lower extremities. The good news is that evidence suggests that a custom orthotics can be very effective in reducing pain associated with common foot and ankle injuries. And, in our professional experience, we have seen positive results in the treatment of varying conditions. A custom orthotic is designed to properly align your foot and ankle to the [...]

By |2019-12-10T03:22:12+00:00December 9th, 2019|General Health & Wellbeing, Orthotics|0 Comments

Pickering Physiotherapy Student Placements Benefit Community

Propel Physiotherapy Pickering has taken on its first student since opening this Durham location just over a year ago. University of Toronto student and Pickering resident, Rehginald Ragos is completing the work placement component of his masters of physical therapy program over the next several months. Rehginald first learned about Propel Physiotherapy after hearing clinic director Kyle Whaley give a lecture about neurological and complex orthopedic rehabilitation at the University of Toronto, where Kyle is a clinical instructor. The lecture was focused on the intricacies on operating and owning a clinic, however, Rehginald was also interested in the types [...]

By |2019-11-23T19:10:27+00:00November 25th, 2019|Pickering Community|0 Comments