BONAVISTA PHYSICAL THERAPY  |  739 Lake Bonavista Dr. SE, Calgary  |  Lower Level of Bonavista Medical Clinic

Sports Physiotherapy

Lake Bonavista Physiotherapists promote good health and help individuals and athletes return to pre-injury status and sports.  Our sports physiotherapists plan, organize and direct programs of pre-season screening, first aid, rehabilitation, education and counseling for athletes, coaches and others concerned with sports. He/she may work directly with athletes or may undertake a consulting role for sports organizations.

Physiotherapists have direct access, which means there is no need for physician referral to access the physiotherapy.  As primary care practitioners, our physiotherapists are fully trained to assess and treat orthopaedic, sports and mechanical injuries and also to recognize when medical attention is required. Physiotherapy is covered under most health care plans.

Physiotherapy treatments may include:

  • Injury specific rehabilitation and strength programs
  • Sports taping and bracing
  • Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT Certified)
  • Safe and timely return to sport planning and coordination with coaches
  • Manual Therapy / Manipulation/mobilizations
  • Electrotherapy (ultrasound, TNS, EMS)
  • Acupuncture/IMS
  • Soft tissue techniques

Advantages of Bonavista Physiotherapy:

  • Immediate and direct access to assessment & treatment of injuries/conditions – no need to see a G.P. first
  • “1-stop shopping”, example: do your training & get any assessment/treatment/massage you may also require
  • Physical therapist with over 20 years experience and specialization/experience with sports-related injuries (primarily hockey)
  • Cooperation & communication with on-site user groups and their trainers and para-medical personnel
  • Experienced and established business owners and therapists operating the facility have good reputation across city and with physicians/sports physicians
  • Massage therapy (sports massage) will be offered in Physio clinic as well


Gord Routledge (Calgary Sports Physiotherapist)

Gord graduated in 1989 from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Medicine (Physical Therapy) with Distinction. His areas of clinical specialization include Sports Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Intra-Muscular Stimulation (I.M.S.), and McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of Spine Disorders. Gord’s career highlights to date include Men’s National Team physiotherapist with Hockey Canada from 1992-94, 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, and 1994 World Ice Hockey Championships in Milan, Italy. He spent three years in Sweden working for Leksand Stars in the Swedish Elite Hockey League from 1995-98. Gord is currently part-owner in Bonavista Physical Therapy and Massage.

To book a Sports Physiotherapy or Physical Therapy appointment in Calgary, please contact Bonavista Physical Therapy, appointments always available.


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