Sabrina La Rosa

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About Sabrina La Rosa

Sabrina La Rosa is a registered kinesiologist at Propel Physiotherapy. Sabrina’s approach to her practice comes from her understanding of neuroplasticity and the brain’s ability to adapt and grow beyond expectations. After completing a literature review on Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in Chronic Stroke Patients, she developed an interest in constraint training and using it to treat multiple injuries and not just strokes. She is excited about using this knowledge and her training to help her clients achieve their goals.

Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

At Propel Physiotherapy, we often recommend our clients try shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis. Due to its low-intensity nature, treatment can be observed with little, to no, side effects. Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive therapeutic device that works by delivering acoustic waves to the site of injury. The machine uses kinetic energy to reach the target area via a small applicator at the head of the SWT handle. This energy penetrates the skin sending a radial wave as deep as 7 centimetres into the body, with the highest pressure felt at the surface of the body. What is [...]

By |2019-12-01T19:56:36+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Shockwave Therapy|0 Comments

Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation

When recovering from a stroke, a physiotherapist, exercise physiologist, and/or a kinesiologist with experience in stroke rehabilitation can provide insights on some of the leading treatment options available. In addition to being adept in the conventional ways that physiotherapy can help in stroke recovery, we are well versed on the latest research into non-conventional therapies, and how they impact stroke recovery like Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy. What is Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy? Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy, CIMT for short, is a treatment protocol created by a man named Edward Taub. During his research, Taub performed surgeries on monkeys that left them paralyzed [...]

Decrease the Risk of Osteoporosis with Exercise

When you think of ways to decrease the risk of osteoporosis, you probably think of eating your greens, consuming protein, and supplementing calcium. However, you may not think of exercise and movement as a way to decrease the risk of osteoporosis.  In fact, exercise along with proper nutrition are the two best ways you can help prevent or delay the onset of osteoporosis. In Canada, 1 in 3 women are likely to break a bone due to osteoporosis versus our male counterparts (who have a 1 in 5 chance at breaking a bone), meaning 33% of the female population [...]

By |2019-05-03T19:04:33+00:00May 6th, 2019|Exercise|0 Comments

Exercises to Prevent Osteoporosis

While Osteoporosis can affect people at almost any age, it is most common among Canadians 50 years of age or older.¹  Two million Canadians are affected by osteoporosis.² In fact, fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined.³ One of the things we can do to prevent or delay the onset of osteoporosis is exercise. I have put together these general exercise prescription guidelines with exercise program options for osteoporosis prevention: General Exercise Guidelines for Osteoporosis Prevention Perform some sort of exercise daily. Strength train at least twice a week (moderate to vigorous [...]

By |2019-05-21T17:58:47+00:00May 6th, 2019|Exercise|0 Comments