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Can Mindfulness Improve Heart Health?

When it comes to mindfulness, we most often hear how mindfulness can help with stress, anxiety, chronic pain and depression. What is sometimes overlooked is whether mindfulness can improve heart health. In fact, mindfulness has physiological effects on the entire body. Numerous studies over the past decade have found that meditation can improve a variety of factors linked with heart disease, making it an important part of heart health. Mindfulness techniques (including meditation) are being integrated more and more into cardiac rehab programs, while family physicians are increasingly prescribing mindfulness to their clients. Meditation & Heart Function Meditation practices [...]

By |2020-02-18T02:23:54+00:00February 17th, 2020|General Health & Wellbeing, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Maintaining Heart Health During Orthopedic Injury Recovery

Maintaining heart health during orthopedic injury recovery is part of our objective for treatment when you come to Propel Physiotherapy. After suffering any type of orthopedic injury, traumatic or non-traumatic, your normal day-to-day routines will change — making that objective increasingly challenging. Whether you have injured your upper body, lower body, or both, activity levels are more than likely to decrease as you take time and rest to recover from your injury. Unfortunately, when you've been injured, on top of dealing with the initial injury, there can also be negative implications for cardiovascular health. How Complex Orthopedic Issues Affect [...]

What Conditions Are Orthotics Used to Treat?

What conditions are orthotics used to treat is a question we often get asked by clients seeking help to alleviate foot pain and discomfort. The research surrounding custom orthotics is expansive. Many conditions have been studied, primarily looking at pain in the lower extremities. The good news is that evidence suggests that a custom orthotics can be very effective in reducing pain associated with common foot and ankle injuries. And, in our professional experience, we have seen positive results in the treatment of varying conditions. A custom orthotic is designed to properly align your foot and ankle to the [...]

By |2019-12-10T03:22:12+00:00December 9th, 2019|General Health & Wellbeing, Orthotics|0 Comments

Women’s Health Services

Propel Physiotherapy’s trusted healthcare team provides leading-edge services to special populations. When it comes to women, we offer customized programs tailored to address their unique conditions and specific needs to provide effective treatment at every stage of life. Learn more about our integrated health services for women and the therapists who provide them at our Etobicoke and Pickering clinic locations. Perinatal Massage and Doula Services  Perinatal massage is a treatment focused on the changes that happen to a woman’s body during the perinatal period — generally beginning between 20 and 28 weeks of gestation and ending between the first [...]