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


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Etobicoke Physiotherapy Clinic Manager | Amanda Raguseo Spotlight

Get to know Etobicoke physiotherapy clinic manager Amanda Raguseo. I am on a mission to spotlight our clinicians in 1-on-1 interviews that aim to help you get to know them a bit more on a personal level. In these candid discussions, we talk childhood injuries, childhood dreams, education, career paths, parenthood, and even some fun rapid-fire style questions. At Propel Physiotherapy, we strive to build meaningful connections with all of our clients. One of the parts of this job that many of us find the most rewarding is seeing that connection open people up to reaching for their goals [...]

By |June 27th, 2022|

Sciatica Physiotherapy: Improving Pain and Function

Sciatica is a common cause of low back and leg pain. Between 10 – 40 percent of people will develop sciatica in their lifetime with the greatest incidence occurring in patients in their fourth decade.[i] Although the pain can be severe, most cases resolve within weeks with non-surgical treatment like sciatica physiotherapy. A health professional with an understanding of the anatomy and clinical presentation can assess and diagnose the condition to determine the proper course of treatment. In this article, we examine what causes sciatica, how it is diagnosed and non-surgical treatment options. What is the Sciatic Nerve? The [...]

By |June 20th, 2022|

Abilities Expo: Enriching the Lives of People with Disabilities

Propel Physiotherapy had the privilege of participating in the 2022 Abilities Expo in Toronto. For 40 years, the Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Every event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to enrich your life. While at the Abilities Expo, I had the opportunity to see great innovations in safety and inclusivity for people living with disabilities. For example, there were many new inventions that helped people access motor vehicles. It did not stop at your [...]

By |June 13th, 2022|

Proper Lifting Techniques: Manual Material Handling & Patient Transfers

Injuries due to improper lifting are common and costly. Each year several thousand Canadian workers are permanently disabled by low back injuries. Many others are unable to return to their former jobs.[i] Whether it is your job to handle heavy materials like boxes, bags and equipment, lifting or transferring people in and out of chairs, washrooms or beds, using proper lifting techniques and ensuring adequate rest between lifts is essential in mitigating the risk of injury. In this article, we will demonstrate proper lifting techniques for manual material handling as well as special considerations for caregivers and healthcare providers. [...]

By |June 6th, 2022|

Elbow Pain Treatment

The elbow is a small but complex joint that allows us to perform a host of movements with our forearms and hands. Just think about your golf swing, a jump shot, reeling in a fish or even opening a tin can. Injury and disease can lead to persistent elbow pain that may require medical attention. In this article, we look at the most common causes of elbow pain, how to tell if your elbow pain is serious, tips for injury prevention, as well as elbow pain treatment. How Does the Elbow Work? Your elbow is a joint formed where [...]

By |May 30th, 2022|

Ideomotor Apraxia Treatment

Apraxia is a motor disorder characterized by the inability to perform learned purposeful movement (such as brushing teeth or combing hair) despite intact areas of motor and sensory systems. The person affected has both the desire and physical ability to carry out the movement but due to certain disruptions in brain function, is unable to execute these movements. Apraxia is caused by damage to the brain—typically due to stroke, brain injury or dementia. It can bring frustration and disability to those affected this condition. There is little data available on the incidence of apraxia. Since apraxia may accompany dementia [...]

By |May 23rd, 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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