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

THANK YOU! $500.00 For the Humane Society

We want to thank all our great clients, we had a campaign going for the past few months – for every review or referral, we donated $10.00 to the humane society and last week we donated $500.00!  We appreciate all the great feedback and client referrals and so do our furry friends.

We are Born to Move – thanks PT Alberta for this awesome video

Way to go PT Alberta!! We love this video. So true!

Our best advertising is word of mouth – THANK YOU!!

Hi Friends,
If you have been a patient at our clinic, and were happy with the results, staff, or anything else let us know! Our best advertising is word of mouth. We have been here a long time (over 21 years with our current owners) and growing steadily. THANK YOU!!!
We have only 1 month remaining in our campaign – for every review or referral, we are donating $10.00 to the Calgary Humane Society.

Our Latest Newsletter: read about Group Workouts and Tennis

http://www.calgarybackandneckpain.ca/email_print.php?email=28668

On Line Appointment Booking for Existing Patients

We apologize! Our appointment booking was not working for the past few weeks but it is officially up and running – all the bugs have been worked out and we are able to take your appointment request. One button is for NEW PATIENTS and the other is for EXISTING CLIENTS already in our system. If you have 2 therapists (ie massage and PT) only one of them will allow online booking at this time. IF you think you are in our system and encounter a problem, please give us a call and we can make sure our info matches yours.
thank you for your patience!!!

Low Back, Buttock, Hip Pain or Sciatica?

Low Back Pain is the most common ailment we see in physiotherapy. It often masquerades as pain in the hip, buttock or “sciatica”. Mechanical low back pain affects nearly everyone at some stage of life. 60 -75% of patients that have back pain once will experience recurring problems. The majority of back pain is MECHANICAL. That simply means that there is a problem with the moving parts of the spine. The tissues affected may be the: discs, ligaments, muscles, nerves, or cartilage.
Mechanical pain arises when the soft tissue between two joints of the spine has been over stretched, gets locked up, or in some cases torn. It may start with an incident or for no apparent reason. The pain will be caused or affected by certain positions or movements. According to that logic, it will typically respond well to specific positions or movements. The McKenzie Method of assessment and treatment for low back pain has been proven in the literature to be one of the most effective ways of treating and preventing low back pain. This method promotes the body’s natural potential to heal itself without medication, heat, cold, ultrasound, needles, surgery or a physical dependency on the practitioner. The patient can learn to do these maneuvers themselves, though some “hands-on” by the therapist may be needed to get things started.
Bonavista Physical Therapy is the only clinic in Alberta to be designated a “McKenzie Certified Clinic”. The McKenzie Method (MDT) was originally developed for treatment of sciatica but now can be used to assess and treat any kind of musculoskeletal problems. Many clinicians claim to “do McKenzie” when in fact they are only using a few of the techniques along with other modalities. The research has shown that therapists who have been fully certified in the method (i.e. all 4 courses followed by the exam), have the best results. We are able to identify which patients will respond to this method within the first 1-2 sessions. Those likely to benefit start seeing results in the first session with highly significant pain reduction in back and leg pain within four visits. It does not take weeks of exercise to see results in pain reduction. Techniques and exercises taught in the assessments are tools that patients can use on their own and are able to treat their own pain. The ultimate goal is that the clients become independent and can both prevent and self- treat recurrences. This will minimize the need to see the health care provider, which saves the patient time and money in the long run.

Car Accident? Your treatment can be direct billed

In Alberta, protocols have been established for the diagnosis and treatment of injuries associated with motor vehicle collisions. These protocols ensure that individuals with minor injuries including WAD (whiplash associated disorder), sprains and strains do not have to wait for approval from their insurance company before starting treatment. Physiotherapists as primary care practitioners can notify insurers of the claim and start treatment right away. If you have been involved in a car accident, attend a primary care practitioner (such as a physiotherapist) within 10 days of your accident to start the claim. You will not be billed out of pocket for the treatments of minor injuries. Research shows that when treatment is started right away, chronic problems can be avoided and injuries recover much more quickly. Major injuries such as broken bones, head injuries, neurological damage and severe sprains and strains are billed differently but most often, injuries fall into the “minor” category. Physiotherapists at Bonavista Physical Therapy have extensive training and are able diagnose minor vs major injuries. The initial assessment is always covered by your Vehicle Insurance regardless of who was at fault in the accident. If you would like more information, please give our office a call and we can answer your questions. If you have been involved in an accident, don’t delay treatment – even if you think it’s not that bad, come in, get an assessment and get some guidance on how to manage.

Massage Therapy Gift Certificates

What a wonderful gift option for those who deserve a great massage. Available now!

Extended Health Benefits

The health care year end is fast approaching, if you’ve had a nagging injury why not come in and get it looked at and use up your benefits before its too late! Massage therapy is a great way to relax leading up to the busy Christmas season. Call today and book your appointment

Chronic Achilles 80% better in one visit

We recently had a client with a 2 year history of Achilles pain, aching and inability to maintain her fitness routine. She had tried various things for her Achilles including stretching, rest, active release, IMS, and even a walking boot. No matter what she tried, nothing seemed to work in fact the pain had started to spread to her whole ankle. We assessed using the McKenzie Method and determined she had a problem within the ankle itself that seemed to respond to a simple movement. We sent her home doing one movement 2 sets of 7, 4 times a day. It took her 1.5 minutes to do her program and she was able to do it at work. We also recommended keeping her foot in a certain position more often to reduce compression forces. Within one week, she reported an 80% improvement in her symptoms. She no longer had a stiff and painful ankle every time she got up from a chair, and her initial steps in the morning were much less painful. With this drastic reduction in pain, her strength had also improved 50% and by the second physiotherapy session, we were able to progress to strengthening. By her third visit, we were able to resume treadmill walking – something she had avoided for 18 months due to pain. Not everything we see responds this drastically but by using the McKenzie Method, we are able to screen for problems that WILL respond rapidly, and treatment progresses rapidly as well. We can usually tell within the first session whether or not your problem will be a “rapid responder”. Bonavista Physical Therapy is the only Certified McKenzie Clinic in Alberta. One of only 2 clinics in western Canada with this designation.

HUNDREDS OF SATISFIED PATIENTS

Janet Hansen
I am finding the sessions very helpful as I go about my daily activities, with my workouts at the SPA and my home exercise routine. It...
Thilo
Your a lucky group to have a therapist like Rachelle! I will be coming back as need because she is amazing! Cheers, Thilo...
Reri Haakmeester
thank you for all the great help. I got excellent results and am moving better and my knee is back to normal and I'm still working o...

Track Your Recovery!

We have some of the fastest recovery times across North America:

Faster than:

96%
of clinics for
hip injuries

99%
of clinics for
knee injuries

97%
of clinics for
foot/ankle injuries

92%
of clinics for
back/lumbar injuries

Over the past 3 years, we’ve compared our stats to 16.9 million assessments and 19,600 clinicians in over 4,200 clinics. Find out more with Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO).

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