Vestibular System and Balance

This week, we are examining the relationship between the vestibular system and balance in recognition of Balance Awareness Week – a week where we try to grow awareness of the impact balance disorders have on millions of people around the world. Did you know that up to 35% of adults 40 years and older – over six million Canadians – have a vestibular problem at some point in their lives¹. As physiotherapists and movement specialists, we are focusing our efforts on education around vestibular disorders that can affect a person’s balance at home, work, school, and the community and [...]

By |2019-09-13T19:09:01+00:00September 16th, 2019|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Parkinson’s Exercise Classes in Etobicoke

Propel Physiotherapy is now offering Parkinson's exercise classes in our Etobicoke clinic. PWR!Moves® is a Parkinson’s Disease-specific skill training program aimed at slowing and stopping the progression of Parkinson’s. The PWR!Moves® program is one more important tool to help Propel Physiotherapy meet our goal of helping our clients maintain or restore skills that help them live life optimally. The evidence-based program developed by Dr. Becky Farley, PhD, MS, PT, that focuses on functional skill training that is most affected by bradykinesia. The program also incorporates various exercises to target symptoms of rigidity, and incoordination to help improve postural stability and [...]

By |2019-09-03T17:59:49+00:00August 19th, 2019|Events, Exercise, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Exercise Slows Progression of Parkinson’s Disease

For people with Parkinson’s Disease (PWP) the things we do every day automatically or habitually – such as swinging our arms when we walk, getting out of bed, and getting up off the floor – become more difficult. The progressive neurological disorder can be a devastating and life-changing diagnosis. The good news is that evidence suggests that exercise slows the progression of Parkinson’s Disease. What is Parkinson’s Disease? First described by British surgeon, James Parkinson in 1817, Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that results from the death of dopamine cells in the basal ganglia of the brain.  [...]

By |2019-08-20T19:56:37+00:00August 19th, 2019|Exercise, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Physiotherapy Helps Clients with SCI Achieve Optimal Abilities

After a spinal cord injury, many people believe that any physiotherapy that takes place would be highly passive and limited in activity, especially when the client has a long history of moderate-severe osteoarthritis or other compounding injuries or conditions. Other clinicians often assume that what goes on during in-patient care will continue to take place when the person has been discharged and is at home. In reality, this could not be further from the truth.  In our professional experience, the client stands to make the best gains being pushed physically, within medical reason and taking into consideration medical precautions. [...]

By |2019-08-15T16:11:42+00:00August 5th, 2019|Physiotherapy, Spinal Cord Injury|0 Comments