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Stroke in Young People

Stroke in young people is much less common than in the older population but has potentially far more impact on the individual and to society.  The incidence of stroke in those age 18-45 years of age ranges between 7-15 per 100,000 people for all types of stroke.[i] Due to the decreased incidence of stroke in the young people, it can be misdiagnosed in the emergency room. This can lead to missing the window of time sensitive treatment.  Young adults may also be less likely to seek medical treatment, as stroke is still believed to be a disease of the [...]

By |October 26th, 2020|

Physiotherapy Internships: How to Get the Most Out of Your Clinical Placement

I graduated from the University of Toronto Physical Therapy program in 2015, and throughout the program participated in six clinical physiotherapy internships. These placements afforded the opportunity to learn about different areas of practice, and to work with different clinical instructors with unique teaching styles. Since graduating, I have remained involved with University of Toronto, supervising students during clinical exposure sessions, and as a clinical instructor for musculoskeletal and neuro placements. Based on my experience, I have identified some tips that can help students to make the most out of their clinical placements and be able to transfer the [...]

By |October 19th, 2020|

At Home Physiotherapy in Peterborough

Since January of 2020, registered physiotherapist David Friesen has travelled hundreds of miles to communities in and around Peterborough, including Lakefield, Belleville and Bobcaygeon, to provide at home physiotherapy care to clients. In a typical week, David will normally see clients with a wide variety of injuries like concussion, traumatic brain injury and stroke. Injuries of this nature are commonly a result of motor vehicle collisions, workplace accidents, and high velocity and/or high impact mechanisms of injury, which require a different approach than common sports or work-related injuries. When David and his family made the move from Toronto to [...]

By |October 12th, 2020|

How To Do a Squat: Ideal Foot Angle & Width

Learning how to do a squat appropriately can positively influence your ability to perform functional movements outside of the gym or training setting. When you think about your daily routine, you can quickly start to see how the squat is one of the most-used movements—whether you are standing up from a chair or bed, getting low to pick up something from the ground, or getting off the toilet. For that reason, a common functional exercise prescribed by many health professionals is the body weighted squat. Ascending and descending from a squat position engages a large amount of major muscle [...]

By |October 5th, 2020|

Stroke Rehabilitation at Home

The symptoms or subsequent complications of a stroke can persist beyond in-patient and out-patient hospital rehabilitation and impact a person’s quality of life. Optimal stroke recovery requires multidisciplinary neurological rehabilitation, not only in the early stages of returning home, but often many months after the stroke. Learn how private physiotherapists who provide stroke rehabilitation at home can help people who have had a stroke maximize their mobility and reach their full recovery potential. What is a Stroke? A stroke is a sudden loss of brain function caused by a brain blood vessel blockage (ischemic stroke) or rupture (hemorrhagic stroke). [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|

Massage Therapy for Arthritis

Understanding arthritis can be difficult due to its many forms, causes and symptoms. With 1 in 5 Canadians suffering from arthritis—and rates on the rise—it is important to address effective treatment and therapies.  In this article, we discuss how some of the symptoms of this chronic condition can be treated with massage therapy for arthritis. You may also enjoy learning: How Physiotherapy Can Alleviate Arthritis Symptoms.   What is Arthritis? Arthritis, as a term, encompasses many forms of joint disease with various underlying causes and a host of signs and symptoms, including joint pain, stiffness, dysfunction, joint changes, and [...]

By |September 21st, 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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