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.

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 [...]

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 used [...]

Guillain-Barré Syndrome Treatment

Guillain-Barré syndrome is an auto-immune disease that is often triggered post-infection. It has been linked to gastrointestinal and respiratory infections, as well as influenza viruses and vaccines. The disease attacks the nervous system causing weakness and tingling that can lead to paralysis. Physiotherapy treatment plays a large role in the treatment of symptoms and sequelae of Guillain-Barré syndrome. Here we take a closer look at the causes, signs, symptoms and treatment. What is Guillain-Barré Syndrome? Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare auto-immune disease that triggers the immune system of the body to attack its own nervous system, specifically the peripheral nerves1 [...]

Brachial Plexus Injury Treatment

A brachial plexus injury, although not very common, can occur from sports contact, motor vehicle accidents and even child birth. In severe cases, symptoms can include paralysis of the upper extremities and take months to recover and rehabilitate. In this article, we will help to provide a summary of the variety of causes and the associated symptoms for a brachial plexus injury. We will also discuss how a physiotherapy treatment approach can help resolve and manage symptoms associated with these injuries.  What is the Brachial Plexus? The five nerve roots (anterior rami) exiting from C5 - T1 of the cervical [...]

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