Propel Physiotherapy

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About Propel Physiotherapy

Propel Physiotherapy is a private treatment centre for catastrophic neurological injuries and complex orthopedic injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, and sports injuries, located in Etobicoke. We believe in helping our clients pursue optimal health and wellness through physical therapy and activity, education, and mindfulness. We provide comprehensive client-centered care programs. They are based on the most current, evidence-based techniques, and implemented in the most cost-effective manner possible. Once a program is tailored to your specific goals, treatment is delivered where it suits you best, whether that is in the home, at work, in your local pool or recreation centre, or in our specially-designed clinic space. We take a hands-on approach, using manual therapy, facilitation, exercise, acupuncture, and a number of other treatments to help you get back to your daily routine.

What’s the Difference Between Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

The main difference between physical therapy and occupational therapy is that physical therapy focuses on evaluating and diagnosing injury and dysfunction with the goal of restoring, maintaining and optimizing mobility, function and well-being; while occupational therapy is concerned with helping people achieve daily activities at work, home and leisure like eating, grooming, and toileting. Physiotherapists may use hands on manual techniques, therapeutic exercise, education, heat, cold, light, water, massage, acupuncture and other modalities to enhance and restore the function of multiple body systems. Occupational therapists may assess a person’s home or work space and recommend equipment or modification to [...]

By |2019-11-08T19:07:28+00:00November 11th, 2019|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Community Physiotherapy in Pickering

Propel Physiotherapy offers community physiotherapy in Pickering and surrounding areas. Community physiotherapy is the practice of providing physiotherapy assessment and treatment to clients outside of the clinic-based setting. We can treat clients in their homes, in the gym, a community pool, their residence, hospitals, schools or any community setting where they might find themselves. Community physiotherapy allows for access to physiotherapy services for individuals who are unable to come into the clinic for a variety of reasons like work or school schedules. Although, it is particularly beneficial for individuals who have difficulty accessing our services in the clinic. For [...]

By |2019-11-08T19:15:52+00:00November 4th, 2019|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Developing Meaningful Goals for SCI Rehabilitation

At Propel Physiotherapy, we take an evidence informed approach to our rehabilitation programs incorporating current understanding of neurophysiology, motor learning and neuroplasticity principles to enhance therapeutic outcomes. While knowing how and where a spinal cord injury occurred is a key indicator of what level of recovery is expected, two clients with the same diagnosis may have very different needs and lifestyles. In order to develop meaningful goals for SCI rehabilitation, it is equally important to tailor the program to the individual. Determining the Level of SCI Recovery Expected The spinal cord is thick bundle of nerves that starts at [...]

By |2019-11-08T18:50:40+00:00September 25th, 2019|Spinal Cord Injury|0 Comments

Assistive Devices for SCI Rehabilitation

At Propel Physiotherapy, the treatment of people living with spinal cord injury (SCI) begins with a detailed neurological physiotherapy assessment, application of meaningful outcome measures, and the development of salient goals. Throughout this process, it may be determined appropriate that the client living with SCI use specific pieces of therapeutic equipment or assistive devices for SCI rehabilitation. Assistive Devices for Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries Individuals with an incomplete spinal cord injury are likely to see the biggest functional benefits from gait-training, and depending on the level of injury, may be more likely to walk with or without a mobility [...]

By |2019-09-10T18:13:40+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Spinal Cord Injury|0 Comments