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 Walking

The benefits of walking are numerous. It is a fantastic way to keep fit and stay healthy. It is also an easy and free activity that the whole family can do. With the sidewalks clear and warm weather approaching, it is the perfect time to get started on a walking routine. In this article we will look at the benefits of walking, give you a great list of walking trails across southern Ontario that you can access year-round, as well as some great charity walks to support this month. Benefits of Walking Exercise is one of the best things [...]

Cancer and Exercise: Benefits, Precautions and Guidelines

Gone are the days when cancer patients were told to rest during and after cancer treatments. Research has shown conclusively that exercise has numerous benefits for cancer prevention, as well as during and after cancer treatment. Due to increased screening and education as well as medical treatment advances, a greater number of cancer patients are living longer.  Many types of cancer are now seen as a chronic illness that can be managed and controlled. With an estimated 2 in 5 Canadians (44 percent of men and 43 percent of women) expected to develop cancer during their lifetime,[i] exercise can [...]

Peripheral Nerve Injury Treatment

The peripheral nervous system is a network of motor and sensory nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. The system is the pathway telling your muscles to move. It also returns information about touch, temperature and pressure to the spinal cord and brain. Damage to the peripheral nerves can result in a host of symptoms, including numbness, cramps or loss of movement. In this article we will look at the different classifications of this type of injury as well as peripheral nerve injury treatment. Causes of Peripheral Nerve Injury Damage to the [...]

Effects of Brain Injury: How Location Impacts Outcome

The effects of brain injury are largely dependent on the location and severity of the trauma. The brain is a complex organ composed of three main parts; the cerebrum, the cerebellum and the brainstem. These areas communicate via billions of neurons to control many of the body’s functions, like movement, speech, thoughts, and emotions. In this article, we look at the structure and function of these parts of the brain and the symptoms that may result due to injury. Cerebrum Anatomy and Function The largest part of the human brain is the cerebrum which is divided into right and [...]

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