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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.

Laminectomy: Purpose, Post-Surgical Care & Rehabilitation

A laminectomy is a common spinal decompression surgery that can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months to recover from depending on the age of the patient and the number of vertebrae involved. In this article, we will help to provide an overview of what laminectomy surgery is and what it hopes to achieve. We will also discuss how physical therapy can help manage pain, function, and mobility after surgery. What is a Laminectomy? A laminectomy is a surgical procedure used to increase the space within the spinal canal by removing the lamina from the vertebral arch, [...]

By |2020-11-20T16:58:31+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Neurological Injuries|0 Comments

Transverse Myelitis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Transverse myelitis is a rare neurological condition that can occur at any age. Band-like sensory changes at the thoracic level of the spinal cord that are typical with this condition make it unique. Symptoms can present suddenly, including sensory changes, weakness, pain and bladder and bowel impairments. In this article, we examine the causes, signs and symptoms of transverse myelitis, and how physical therapy can help mitigate functional impairments resulting from this neurologic condition. What is Transverse Myelitis? Transverse myelitis is a neurologic condition resulting from inflammation in the spinal cord. Transverse refers to the common clinical finding of [...]

By |2020-11-16T14:28:28+00:00November 16th, 2020|Neurological Injuries|0 Comments

Client Appreciation Month 2020

On behalf of the Propel Physiotherapy staff and management, I would like to thank our clients for continuing to persevere in the face of the challenges this year has presented us. Your resilience and resolve have not gone unnoticed; it has inspired us to continue to do what we do with passion in the face of a global pandemic. We have seen clients move out of their comfort zone to embrace technology and try new activities they had never considered before. We have also heard from clients who were feeling isolated by the pandemic that mobile physiotherapy sessions improved [...]

By |2020-11-04T18:56:35+00:00November 2nd, 2020|Company News|0 Comments

Manual Therapy | Techniques & Outcomes

Manual therapy is a term used in various forms of therapy to describe any hands-on treatment. While individuals may have their own perception of what manual therapy is, it is in fact a broad term that encompasses many forms of treatment. In this article, we will be referring to manual therapy specifically performed by physical therapists and discussing the techniques and the outcomes of manual therapy. What is Manual Therapy? There are many definitions and misconceptions about what manual therapy really is. The truest definition of manual therapy is any form of hands-on treatment used by a therapist.  When [...]

By |2020-08-24T01:41:50+00:00August 24th, 2020|Physiotherapy|0 Comments