Kyle Whaley has a reputation for achieving great results for clients with complex injuries and behavioral challenges caused by motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, and sports injuries. He has a special knack for simplifying an assessment and attaining a diagnosis for clients who have exhausted all other avenues and almost lost hope.
His passion for helping people move forward with their recovery inspired Kyle to launch Propel Physiotherapy, in January 2016. His vision is to build the Greater Toronto Area’s leading treatment centre for catastrophic neurological injuries and complex orthopedic injuries.
Kyle and his colleagues use a holistic approach that emphasizes client-centered treatment, research, education, community engagement.
Education & Training
Kyle is a graduate of the Queen’s University Physical and Health Education Program. He began his career in strength and conditioning with an active population including athletes from a variety of sports.
Kyle is also a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Physical Therapy program. He has a range of post-graduate treatment skills that include Bobath concept, manual therapy, acupuncture, chronic pain, vestibular disorders, and wheelchair seating and mobility.
He is the former co-owner and director of Toronto’s Balance Physiotherapy West. He spent five years growing that clinic into a successful practice before restructuring the business to create Propel Physiotherapy.
Passions & Pursuits
Kyle is a volunteer lab clinician at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Internationally Educated Physical Therapy Bridging (OIEPB) Program, where he mentors physiotherapists trained overseas trying to meet Canadian entry-to-practice standards.
It is also driven in part by his love of activities like skiing, boating swimming, biking hiking and travelling. Kyle grew up on an 11-acre farm just outside of Kingston. Today, he seizes any opportunity to get out of the city with his wife and two boys to enjoy nature and sport.
His travels have taken him to a small island in the Pacific where he worked as a teacher. Creating and implementing after-school programs, he reintroduced elementary and high school children to their native island flora and fauna through interactive field trips. He also spent time working in acute and rehabilitation in Australia and New Zealand.
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“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!”
“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!”
“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.”