BHSc., MSc.PT, CAFCI
Kathy Mileski loves the idea of helping others be as mobile and active as they possibly can. She believes that every person has the potential to do amazing things. That belief bolstered by her training and experience has helped her clients to achieve success in their rehab goals no matter where they are in terms of their recovery.
Kathy approach involves looking at a person as a whole. She thinks that being open to the idea that different approaches might work best for different clients improves the likelihood of positive outcomes. To that end, Kathy has incorporated mindfulness-based practice and teachings into her work in recent years. She calls it a powerful, yet often untapped, tool in every person’s possession capable of transforming lives. It changes the way her clients think about their health and their ability to impact their own health.
Education & Training
Kathy Mileski completed her masters of science in physical therapy at the University of Toronto in 2003. She received her mindfulness training through Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Kathy now provides group and individual mindfulness training for clients and clinicians.
She has also enhanced her post graduate training through courses in the Bobath concept, certification through the Acupuncture of Canada Foundation Institute, manual therapy and therapeutic taping.
In addition to working at Propel Physiotherapy, Kathy is a clinical instructor. She heads professional development initiatives and acting as professional practice leader.
Passions & Pursuits
In her spare time, Kathy enjoys nature and playing sports with her two kids.
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Non-Surgical Thumb Osteoarthritis Treatment
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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.”