Health Articles2022-05-19T18:54:16-04:00


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Balance Training for Stroke Recovery

Navigating the path to recovery after a stroke is a journey marked by determination, hope, and the relentless pursuit of regaining one’s independence. Among the myriad of rehabilitation strategies available, balance training stands out as a cornerstone in this quest. It’s not just about physical stability; it’s about reclaiming your life, step by step. A stroke can disrupt the intricate communication network between the brain and body, leading to a loss of balance and coordination. For many, this results in a fear of falling, which can significantly impact their confidence and willingness to engage in daily activities. This fear, [...]

By |June 12th, 2024|

Pain Management: A Holistic Physiotherapy Approach

Historically, physiotherapy and medicine have focused on a narrow cause-and-effect model. Conditions like long-term back pain were viewed as issues requiring specific tissue-based fixes. However, the biopsychosocial (BPS) approach offers a more holistic perspective. BPS recognizes that the human body is a complex ecosystem where factors such as stress, sleep, nutrition, and mental health play critical roles in pain experiences. At Propel Physiotherapy, we believe in staying at the forefront of clinical practice to provide the best care for our clients. Recently, I have started integrating insights from Greg Lehman's course, "Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science," into my approach. [...]

By |June 5th, 2024|

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Treatment After Spinal Cord Injury

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a significant concern for individuals with spinal cord injuries, affecting their quality of life in multiple ways. The pelvic floor, a group of muscles supporting the pelvic organs, plays a vital role in bowel and bladder control as well as sexual function.When a spinal cord injury disrupts the nerve signals between the brain and these muscles, it can lead to various complications. Symptoms like urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction are common, making daily activities challenging.In this blog, we will discuss the impact spinal cord injury has on the pelvic floor, and the [...]

By |May 29th, 2024|

Club Foot Treatment and Prognosis

Club foot is a common birth defect that affects muscles and bones in the feet. The condition does not resolve with growth and can lead to serious problems, including the inability to walk. Club foot treatment is essential to ensuring proper alignment and healthy development of the child. Physiotherapy for club foot is an integral aspect of the comprehensive treatment approach aimed at correcting foot deformities and promoting optimal function. In this blog, we look at the various types of club foot, a three-step club foot treatment approach and the role of physiotherapy in managing club foot. Table of [...]

By |May 22nd, 2024|

Brain Tumour Treatment: The Rehabilitation Journey

Brain tumours affect the control centre for thought, emotion and movement. Hence, a brain tumour can have significant consequences on one’s physical and cognitive abilities, and most importantly on quality of life. Brain tumour treatment can be a multifaceted process, tailored to the individual's needs based on factors like the tumour's location, size, and any resulting neurological deficits. In this intricate journey, healthcare professionals play pivotal roles in guiding patients through the physical and emotional rigors of treatment. In this blog, we will look at the general classification of brain tumours, how they are treated and the role of [...]

By |May 15th, 2024|

Fracture Treatment for Most Common Types of Fractures

On average, every person will experience two broken bones over the course of a lifetime.[i] As our populations get older, it is estimated that the incidence of age-related fractures will only increase. In this blog, we will discuss how fractures occur, and the most commonly broken bones, as well as classifications and types of fractures. In addition, we will explore the fracture healing process and the role that various health professionals, including physiotherapists and occupational therapists play in fracture healing and fracture treatment. Table of Contents: What is a fracture? Most common types of fractures Classifications of fractures Causes [...]

By |May 8th, 2024|

Let Us Bring Our Services To You

We recognize that not everyone is readily able to access one of our three physiotherapy clinics in Etobicoke, Pickering and Peterborough. 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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