Health Articles2019-02-07T19:42:01+00:00


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The Benefits of Yoga Therapy

If you’ve ever wondered about the benefits of  yoga therapy and whether it is appropriate for you, I believe it most definitely is. Everyone can benefit from an individualized yoga practice! If you need more convincing, please keep reading for a discussion of the benefits of yoga therapy and my approach to offering yoga therapy to groups and individuals. I have been offering small group therapeutic yoga classes and private yoga therapy sessions at Propel Physiotherapy since 2018. My work here, specifically with clients with complex orthopedic and neurological injuries, has reinforced my previous experience working as a yoga [...]

By |January 13th, 2020|

Benefits of Regular Exercise

With the start of the new year comes resolutions to exercise more and have a healthier lifestyle. Although many of us know that exercise is an important part of our daily lives, we may not truly understand the benefits of regular exercise and what it can do for us. It’s important to remember that our bodies were made to move. Humans evolved from nomadic tribes who spent most days travelling long distances by foot in search of food and shelter. Our bodies were designed for regular activity. Over time, humans have become more and more sedentary leading to a [...]

By |January 6th, 2020|

Propel Physiotherapy’s 2019 Year in Review

If you asked us to sum up 2019 in a one word, we would have to say “transition.” In a year of transition, we had to say goodbye to several colleagues and friends; and we welcomed many new colleagues in turn. We feel fortunate to be able to say that through some pretty difficult times, we were able to grow as a collective, and continued to deliver the quality of service that our clients deserve. The irony is not lost on us that working in the rehabilitation business, part of what we do is to help others to adapt [...]

By |December 30th, 2019|

Cold Weather Injury Prevention

Outdoor activities can fill the cold, dark days of winter with lots of fun and memorable moments. However, if we are not mindful of taking care of our bodies, it can also lead to pain and injury. That’s why we advise clients to consider injury prevention to ensure these magical winter moments are problem-free. Here are a few classic winter activities that warrant some extra preventative measures so there’s more time “doing” the activity and less time “undoing” any potential injuries. Snow Shoveling Injury Prevention Tips Warming up for this winter chore is a must, if you want to [...]

By |December 23rd, 2019|

Best Winter Footwear to Prevent Slips and Falls

Winter in Canada means ice, snow and cold. And, while this brings many opportunities for outdoor sports and activities, this environment can make simply getting outdoors and walking dangerous. Having a mobility issue or physical disability can make negotiating the outdoor in winter even more challenging. Knowing how to choose the best winter footwear to prevent slips and falls is important for every Canadian's safety. Snow and ice on driveways and sidewalks pose a serious risk for people of all ages and physical abilities. In the winter of 2016-2017, there were nearly 9,000 hospitalizations due to falls on ice [...]

By |December 16th, 2019|

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 |December 9th, 2019|

Let Us Bring Our Services To You

We recognize that not everyone is readily able to access one of our two physiotherapy clinics in Etobicoke and Pickering. For that reason, all of our services are mobile. Enjoy the benefits of our professional services in the comfort of your home, office or any suitable setting in your community.

After a full assessment of your needs and surroundings, one of our registered professionals will develop a program with your specific goals in mind to help you get to where you want in your physical health and wellness.