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Incontinence Treatment without Surgery

As a pelvic physiotherapist, I treat clients who are experiencing urinary leakage or urinary incontinence, and dealing with the discomfort and inconvenience that comes along with it. Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a conservative management approach to incontinence treatment and yet many people are not aware of it as an effective alternative to surgery. I am sure you have heard the expression, ‘I laughed so hard I nearly peed my pants!’ It’s a common turn of phrase that makes light of what is actually a common problem that can be quite emotionally painful and isolating. Unfortunately, many people simply accept [...]

By |2019-06-17T02:34:54+00:00June 17th, 2019|Pelvic Health, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Physiotherapy Treatment for ALS Symptoms

Although there is no known cure for ALS, there are some ALS symptoms that are treatable, and physiotherapy is an integral part in the course of care. A physiotherapy program that is customized to the individual’s needs, goals, and stage of the disease, can help the quality of life for those living with ALS. What are the signs and symptoms of ALS? Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a neurodegenerative disease that results in a host of symptoms including: muscle weakness muscle wasting muscle spasms muscle twitching fatigue The signs and symptoms of ALS often start [...]

By |2019-06-24T03:01:00+00:00June 10th, 2019|Neurological Injuries, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Gross Motor Milestones for Children with Down Syndrome

What is Down Syndrome? Down syndrome (also known as trisomy-21) is a congenital disorder which occurs when there is an error in chromosomal development, and an extra copy of chromosome 21 is made. Individuals with Down syndrome commonly display certain features including variations in their cognitive and physical development. Physical characteristics often seen in people with Down syndrome include: low muscle tone, ligament laxity, short stature, a protruding tongue, and a flat nasal bridge. What is “Low Tone”? How it Impacts Gross Motor Development. Low tone or low muscle tone occurs when the length of the resting muscle is [...]

By |2019-05-21T17:58:31+00:00May 13th, 2019|Physiotherapy|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 [...]