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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

PoNS Treatment™ for Balance and Walking Deficit from mmTBI

At Propel Physiotherapy, we are using PoNS™ in conjunction with physiotherapy to treat balance and walking deficits with clients with mild to moderate traumatic brain injury. PoNS™ (short for Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator) is an innovative, non-surgical medical device that gently stimulates the surface of the tongue, exciting the neural networks flowing to the brain. This neural activity is believed to enable neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to make adaptive changes related to the structure and function of the nervous system – which may restore lost function. We have a long history working with clients with traumatic brain [...]

By |2020-05-11T01:46:20+00:00May 11th, 2020|PoNS Treatment, Traumatic Brain Injury|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