PoNS Medical Device and Physical Therapy for MS Symptoms

Physical therapy and exercise are a key component in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis symptoms. At Propel Physiotherapy, we are now using a new evidence-based technology called a PoNS™ medical device in conjunction with physical therapy for clients experiencing gait deficit due to mild and moderate symptoms from MS. PoNS Treatment™  is an evidenced-based technology in the treatment of neurological injuries that has the potential to improve walking and balance. Multiple Sclerosis is an often a debilitating disease that attacks the covering (myelin) of nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain.  This disease is a major cause of [...]

By |2020-05-29T23:47:55+00:00May 31st, 2020|Physiotherapy, PoNS Treatment|0 Comments

Virtual Rehab Presents New Opportunities for Clients and Physiotherapists

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed almost every aspect of our lives and communities across Canada and the globe — from the way we work, learn, eat and shop to the way we administer and receive healthcare. At Propel Physiotherapy’s, we have had to change and innovate our physiotherapy care in light of the recommendations by our professional college that we only see clients in person if determined emergency care. Since mid-March, all other services have been provided by tele- or virtual rehab care, where possible. Peterborough Physiotherapist Adapts Business to Pandemic  As the senior physiotherapist and operations manager of [...]

By |2020-05-27T02:42:02+00:00May 25th, 2020|Physiotherapy, Virtual Services|0 Comments

Physical Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can affect both cognition and development. Although ASD is most associated with social or communication challenges, physical or motor impairments may also be present. Physical therapy can play a role in helping children with autism overcome developmental or motor challenges. Children with ASD may have physical symptoms that range from difficulty with coordinating muscle movement to low muscle tone. Children with autism spectrum disorder are also less likely to participate in physical activity than their age- related peers. And it has been suggested that physiotherapists (PT) could potentially facilitate their participation. Some common physical challenges experienced [...]

By |2020-05-18T00:06:06+00:00May 18th, 2020|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

The Essential Role of Physiotherapy

May is National Physiotherapy Month in Canada. It is a time to connect with people in the community and help the public better understand what physiotherapy is and how it can help lives. The COVID-19 virus has challenged all aspects of our profession, in hospitals, rehab settings, private clinics and in the community. As we navigate the new normal of pandemic life, we are taking this opportunity to discuss the essential role of physiotherapy and our vision for the future. Physiotherapy is a profession that assesses, diagnoses and treats conditions that may be present from birth or acquired. Physiotherapists [...]

By |2020-05-05T02:33:52+00:00May 4th, 2020|Physiotherapy, PoNS Treatment|0 Comments