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Mobile Physiotherapy in Peterborough

After having our first child in March 2019, my wife and I decided that it was time to relocate from our small apartment in downtown Toronto. We looked at many different options, but after much debate, we decided that Peterborough would be the right spot for us! Just an hour outside of Toronto, but with full access to all of the outdoor activities we love, the Kawartha region seemed to call our name. In November 2019, we bought our first house and moved to the west side of Peterborough shortly after! Once we knew where we would be living, [...]

By |April 6th, 2020|

Tele-Rehabilitation Services & Emergency Care Needs

These are unprecedented and challenging times for people all over the world.  It is particularly stressful for those vulnerable in our society including the elderly, and those with pre-existing health conditions.  The COVID-19 virus has challenged all aspects of our health care system including hospitals, rehab settings and private clinics. At Propel Physiotherapy we have decided to close the clinic effectively Wednesday March 18 to ensure the safety of our clients, staff and community.  Staff will continue to answer phone calls and to help answer all your questions and needs.  Remember that we are available by e-mail, Instagram, and [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|

Plantar Fasciitis Pain Management

If you have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, the good news is there are strategies and treatment options available to you. Plantar fasciitis pain management involves simple, non-invasive treatments and the prognosis is good, if you are seeking treatment for this issue. However, if left untreated, it is possible to develop more serious conditions such as plantar fasciosis, which is a great reason to seek help as soon as possible following injury. What Causes Plantar Fasciitis Pain? Plantar fasciitis is a condition that results in inflammation (swelling) to the tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot (plantar fascia). [...]

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Diffuse axonal brain injury is one way to classify types of brain injuries according to the mechanism of the injury or the severity and type of trauma occurring in the brain; the other being focal brain injury. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs as a result of an external force causing injury to the brain with focal injuries occurring in a specific location and diffuse occurring over a wider area in the brain. TBI is a broad term that describes a vast spectrum of injuries that occur in the brain The impact of brain injuries is widespread. The advocacy association [...]

By |March 16th, 2020|

Shockwave Therapy for Lateral Epicondylitis

At Propel Physiotherapy, we often recommend our clients try shockwave therapy for lateral epicondylitis. Due to its low-intensity nature, treatment can be observed with little, to no, side effects. Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive therapeutic device that works by delivering acoustic waves to the site of injury. The machine uses kinetic energy to reach the target area via a small applicator at the head of the SWT handle. This energy penetrates the skin sending a radial wave as deep as 7 centimetres into the body, with the highest pressure felt at the surface of the body. What is Lateral Epicondylitis? [...]

By |March 9th, 2020|

Shockwave Therapy for Achilles Tendinopathy

At Propel Physiotherapy, we often recommend our clients try shockwave therapy for Achilles tendinopathy rehabilitation. Due to its low-intensity nature, treatment can be observed with little, to no, side effects. Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive therapeutic device that works by delivering acoustic waves to the site of injury. The machine uses kinetic energy to reach the target area via a small applicator at the head of the SWT handle. This energy penetrates the skin sending a radial wave as deep as 7 centimetres into the body, with the highest pressure felt at the surface of the body. What is Achilles [...]

By |March 2nd, 2020|

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.

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