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


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Vulvodynia Causes, Symptoms and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Treatment

Vulvodynia is a chronic pain condition that affects and estimated 8-10 percent of individuals worldwide. It is associated with many risk factors, including genetics, inflammation, and stress but vulvodynia causes vary from person to person. Vulvodynia symptoms can have significant consequences on an individual’s qualify of life, including physical health and sexual function. The good new is that it is possible for individuals with vulvodynia to experience relief of their symptoms, and in some cases elimination of pain when the appropriate support and treatment is provided. Pelvic health physiotherapists take a holistic approach to the assessment and treatment of [...]

By |February 1st, 2023|

Mindfulness in the Workplace

Mindfulness in the workplace can be a relatively simple and affordable tool to help positively affect workplace culture and productivity. Mindfulness interventions foster increased attention and awareness to present moment experiences. While many companies promote well being initiatives within the workplace, four out of 10 Canadians believe there is a significant difference between the culture their workplace claims to have compared to their reality.[i] Today’s workplace environments can be a fast-paced and stressful. Increasingly, employees are being asked to do more with less resources available to them. A negative workplace culture can lead to low employee engagement, higher absenteeism, [...]

By |January 25th, 2023|

High Ankle Sprain Rehab

A physiotherapy approach to high ankle sprain rehab will involve restoring ankle stability, joint integrity, optimal muscle tension and loading, while also focusing on a safe return to sport or activity. A high ankle sprain injury most commonly occurs during high impact sports. However, it can happen under any conditions where higher forces put the ankle in a vulnerable position that stresses the ligaments, like a jump or a fall. High ankle sprains are complex injuries that can require longer recovery times than other orthopedic injuries. For this reason, it is important to get the correct diagnosis and treatment [...]

By |January 18th, 2023|

Leg Amputation Rehabilitation

A physiotherapist with experience in leg amputation rehabilitation can work with individuals after surgery to create an individualized treatment plan based on their physical status and rehabilitation goals. Learning to use a wheelchair and walk with prosthesis are part of larger functional goals that are often included in the rehabilitation treatment plan. Each year, several thousand Canadians undergo leg amputation surgery as a result of diabetes, trauma, vascular disease, and for many other reasons. A multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals will work with these individuals to manage their physical and mental health, relearn essential skills and adapt to tasks [...]

By |January 11th, 2023|

Steps to Achieving Goals for Your Physical and Mental Health

Setting goals is a great way to help improve your physical and mental health. Whether you are training for your first marathon, recovering from a serious injury, trying to manage the stressful job or improve the quality of your sleep, sustaining momentum towards achieving your goal is easier with a clear vision. Goal setting is an important tool in our personal and professional lives. It helps to give our actions meaning and purpose. Not only is goal setting linked to success, but it is also connected to higher motivation, self esteem, self confidence and autonomy.[i] In this article, we [...]

By |January 4th, 2023|

Propel Physiotherapy’s 2022 Year in Review

For our last official blog post of 2022, we have decided to do a round up. The end of the year is always a good time to look back and reflect on where we focused our energies, what we accomplished and what we need to do more or less of in the coming year. When we look back on major themes we focused on in our newsletters, our blog and through our social media channels, they were grounded in the work we do every day and inspired by our amazing clients and therapists. It’s no surprise to see our company [...]

By |December 26th, 2022|

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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