BODY WEIGHT SUPPORT TREADMILL TRAINING

Incorporate cutting edge technology to meet the needs of our neurological clientele.
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BODY WEIGHT SUPPORT TREADMILL TRAINING

At Propel Physiotherapy we incorporate cutting edge technology to meet the needs of our neurological clientele. We use body weight support treadmill training (BWSTT) protocols that are evidence based and tailored for each client, maximizing their rehabilitation, helping them to achieve their goals.  

Body weight support treadmill training gives the potential for appropriate posture, reduces weight bearing, eliminates concerns for balance, and facilitates the training of coordinated lower extremity movement.

We know the reciprocal nature of walking is important. Using skilled facilitation coupled with varying the speed and amount of support, we are able to tap into the Central Pattern Generator (CPG) and recreate reciprocal walking.  

THE LITEGAIT® BODY WEIGHT SUPPORT SYSTEM

The LiteGait® Body weight support system is a gait training device that allows us to control weight bearing, posture, and balance over a treadmill or over ground. It creates an ideal environment for treating clients with a range of impairments and functional levels – evidence suggests that body weight support treadmill training can be an effective way to improve the quality of walking after brain and spinal cord injury.  

The LiteGait® allows us to adjust the amount of support required for walking – overground or on the treadmill.  It is also a great way to tap into the automatic systems of walking that are compromised in some neurological and orthopedic conditions. The harness we use is designed to allow unilateral or bilateral support for the progression of the weight bearing load from non to full weight bearing.

OTHER MOBILITY DEVICES

We also use the LiteGait in conjunction with other advanced technology devices such as the Keeogo robotic assisted walking device, Bioness and Odstock foot drop stimulators and most types of AFO’s and foot ups.  

Our experienced clinicians have experience working with a variety of conditions including: spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, post-surgical (total knee and hip replacements) and a range of complex orthopedic injuries.

OUR LOCATIONS

CLINIC LOCATION

1 Eva Rd., Suite 107
Etobicoke, ON, M9C 4Z5
1-866-210-6303

CLINIC HOURS

Monday 8:00 – 7:00
Tuesday 8:00 – 7:00
Wednesday 8:00 – 7:00
Thursday 8:00 – 7:00
Friday 8:00 – 6:00
Saturday 8:00 – 12:30
Sunday CLOSED

visit the Propel Physiotherapy Etobicoke location page for more info

CLINIC LOCATION

1101 Kingston Rd., Suite 240
Pickering, ON, L1V 1B5
1-866-210-6303

CLINIC HOURS

Monday 8:00 – 6:00
Tuesday 8:00 – 6:00
Wednesday 9:00 – 7:00
Thursday 8:00 – 6:00
Friday 8:00 – 5:00
Saturday 8:30 – 12:30
Sunday CLOSED

visit the Propel Physiotherapy Pickering location page for more info

CLINIC LOCATION

mobile services for Peterborough & surrounding areas
1-866-210-6303

CLINIC HOURS

Monday 8:00 – 6:00
Tuesday 8:00 – 6:00
Wednesday 8:00 – 6:00
Thursday 8:00 – 6:00
Friday 8:00 – 6:00
Saturday 9:00 – 1:00
Sunday CLOSED

visit the Propel Physiotherapy Peterborough location page for more info

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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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TESTIMONIALS

“I had a traumatic brain injury and my progress has been outstanding thanks to the knowledge and encouragement of the staff in the clinic. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, you can really tell they take pride in their work. I would definitely recommend this location because they produce results!”

– Michael 

“Came to Propel after dealing with a mid back issue for months. From the facilities to treatment, the whole experience was top notch. Hoong’s assessment was thorough and the treatment got me feeling better quickly. He also gave me some exercises to work on which have continued to help. Would definitely recommend!”

– Carlos

“I was injured severely 4 years ago. I have needed an abundance of physiotherapy as well as massage therapy. This clinic has given me by far the greatest and most successful care and rehabilitation to get back to my life. The staff are extremely knowledgeable in their field and not only treat you as a client but as a friend or family member.”

– Vanessa