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

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Physio or Chiro for Back Pain?

There are a variety of health professions and therapies that can help treat and prevent back pain. Two of the most commonly sought are physio or chiro. To help you choose between physio or chiro for back pain, we would like to help you understand a bit more about each profession and their approach. Back problems are among the most common chronic conditions in Canada. ¹ Four out of five adults will experience at least one episode of back pain at some time in their lives.² Back pain can have debilitating effects on a person’s day to day activities [...]

By |March 18th, 2019|

How the Ketogenic Diet Helps Brain Injury Recovery

The ketogenic diet is sweeping the country. There has been so much discussion and hype around the new diet that we wanted to discuss some of the benefits, specifically where brain injury and neurological conditions are concerned. WHAT IS THE KETOGENIC DIET? The Ketogenic diet is a high fat diet consisting of consuming 70-75% fat, 20% protein and 5-10% carbohydrates. Despite the recent surge in interest, the ketogenic diet was actually developed back in the 1920's to treat epilepsy in children. However, research has shown it to have many other health benefits as well, in particular, for neurological conditions [...]

By |March 11th, 2019|

How Music Therapy Can Treat Parkinson’s, TBI, Stroke

During the month of March, we would like to take the opportunity to spread awareness of the breadth and benefits of music therapy. Music therapy is an increasingly accessible form of therapy that provides holistic treatment for a variety neurological rehabilitation goals. Neurological Music Therapy (NMT) techniques are effective with a range of populations such as Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injuries, stroke and more. Some clients may benefit from receiving NMT treatment alongside their existing rehab therapies. Although you may be hearing about NMT for the first time, research and clinical studies supporting the effects of using music clinically [...]

By |March 4th, 2019|

Maintaining Heart Health with Spinal Cord Injury

Most spinal cord injuries (SCI) occur in individuals under 30 years of age.  This, along with medical advancements have allowed people with SCI to have an increased life expectancy compared with past generations.  Those with SCI are consequently susceptible to the same chronic diseases as the general population, including cardiovascular disease. Physical inactivity is a major risk factor of cardiovascular disease and premature mortality in persons with SCI[1].  While some of the same barriers exist to exercise, such as motivation or finding time for exercise, people with spinal cord injuries have additional challenges such as inaccessible equipment, and challenges [...]

By |February 18th, 2019|

Group Physiotherapy for Children with Special Needs

Propel Physiotherapy is offering group physiotherapy for children with special needs beginning in March at our Etobicoke location. Developed and led by registered physiotherapist Janna Marvyn, the classes focus on gross motor skill development, balance and stretching for kids in four development stages, from birth through to 25 years old. The classes are geared towards infants, children and young adults with developmental delays or congenital disorders, offering them a safe and supportive environment to exercise, play and socialize with their peers. The infant class can also be beneficial for typically developing babies and parents that would like information on [...]

By |February 4th, 2019|

How to Reduce Heart Disease Risks

Your heart is a muscle and its job is to pump blood around the body. Heart disease affects the structure and functions of the heart and can diminish its ability to do this job. Several risk factors can determine whether you will develop heart disease.  Some factors related to your risk of developing heart disease cannot be changed like your age, family history, and gender.  However, most types heart disease are preventable and manageable by engaging in healthy lifestyle choices. Healthy Lifestyle Choices Reduce Heart Disease Risks Stay Active There are numerous benefits of incorporating regular physical activity in [...]

By |February 4th, 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.

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