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.

Physiotherapy Treatment for ALS Symptoms

Although there is no known cure for ALS, there are some ALS symptoms that are treatable, and physiotherapy is an integral part in the course of care. A physiotherapy program that is customized to the individual’s needs, goals, and stage of the disease, can help the quality of life for those living with ALS. What are the signs and symptoms of ALS? Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a neurodegenerative disease that results in a host of symptoms including: muscle weakness muscle wasting muscle spasms muscle twitching fatigue The signs and symptoms of ALS often start [...]

By |2019-06-24T03:01:00+00:00June 10th, 2019|Neurological Injuries, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Physiotherapy in Multiple Sclerosis Management

Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with an estimated 1 in every 385 Canadians living with the disease.¹ At Propel, we use physiotherapy in multiple sclerosis management as part of an integrated approach to addressing the needs of this clientele. Evidence has shown that rehabilitation is still the only way to improve functional outcomes in individuals with multiple sclerosis.² A recent review of the literature suggests structured rehabilitation programs and physical therapy can improve mobility, muscle strength, aerobic capacity and quality of life.³ Before we take a closer look at the rehabilitation and physiotherapy in [...]

By |2019-04-29T16:43:01+00:00April 29th, 2019|Neurological Injuries, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

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 Disease 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, physiotherapy and exercise can play a key role in mitigating the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease and health impacts associated with this condition. The Canadian Guidelines [...]

By |2019-08-15T17:14:20+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