Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a profession that assesses, diagnoses and treats conditions that may be present from birth or acquired. Physiotherapists are experts in assessing movement and function working together with clients and other health professionals to optimize functional outcomes. We use hands on manual techniques, therapeutic exercise, heat, cold, light, water, massage, acupuncture and other modalities to enhance and restore the function of multiple body systems. It is most commonly used to manage pain, enhance mobility and improve overall function.

Propel Physiotherapy is a private Etobicoke physiotherapy clinic providing integrated healthcare for the treatment of catastrophic neurological injuries and complex orthopedic injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, and sports injuries.

Whether you have experienced a life-changing injury and need support to learn skills that will help you to move forward with your life, or you are looking to improve your physical health in order to maximize your potential, the team at Propel Physiotherapy can help.

Assessment and Treatment of Neurological Injuries

The ability to achieve a normal movement pattern is often severely compromised following a stroke, brain injury or spinal cord injury. Current neurological theory and research evidence tells us that when specific therapeutic techniques based in normal movement and therapeutic exercise are used — such as the Bobath Concept and Neuro-developmental Treatment (NDT) — with clients following a neurological injury, regaining mobility can be optimized.

All of the physiotherapists at Propel Physiotherapy have training in the Bobath Concept or Neuro-Developmental Treatment and have completed post-graduate certifications and course work in the specialty area of neurology. We consider current principles of neurophysiology, motor learning and the capacity of the nervous system to change through neuroplasticity when treating each client.

After a full assessment we develop a customized treatment program to meet each client’s specific goals. We work together with Case Managers, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathology, Social Work, Psychology and a number of other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care in the clinic and community.

Our neuro-physiotherapists have experience treating a variety of neurological injuries, including:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)
  • Transverse myelitis
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Dystonia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Damage
  • Post-surgical conditions including: discectomy, decompression and fusion, laminectomy, spinal cancer and tumour resection

Learn more about our specially-designed Etobicoke physiotherapy clinic and unique approach to treating of neurological injuries.

Assessment and Treatment of Musculoskeletal and Sports Injuries

At Propel Physiotherapy we use a hands on approach to the treatment of musculoskeletal and sports injuries. We have extensive post graduate training in the latest manual treatment techniques to allow a speedy return to optimal function.

Many injuries start as “nagging” because we often try to ignore them and put off addressing them for as long as possible. Although the pain might be manageable, these types of injuries can sometimes be the symptom or the cause of more serious issues down the road, especially if left untreated.

Let us complete a full assessment of the injury, and develop a customized treatment program based in normal movement and therapeutic exercise to eliminate the problem.

We have extensive experience treating aches, pain, strains caused by everyday life – work, sport, recreation, such as:

  • Postural dysfunction
  • Headaches, fatigue
  • Office work strains, pulls, aches
  • Neck pain, whiplash
  • Shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff dysfunction, labral tears, rotator cuff tears
  • Elbow pain, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow
  • Hand and wrist dysfunction
  • Carpal tunnel, complex regional pain syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Herniated discs, vertebral fractures
  • Sciatica, piriformis syndrome
  • Total hip, knee and shoulder replacements
  • Sports injuries
  • Knee pain, ACL repairs, knee dislocations
  • Shin splints
  • Ankle pain, sprained ankles, high ankle sprain
  • Foot pain, arch support, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs

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