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

Why does it Hurt: Excellent Explanation of PAIN – PLEASE WATCH!

Extended Health Benefits Do Not Carry Over

With year end approaching, now might be a good time to come in to get that nagging injury looked at – especially if you still have some benefits left over in your plan. We are able to direct bill with many insurance companies to reduce your out of pocket expenses. November and December can be busy but don’t forget to take care of yourself! Why not come in for a therapeutic or relaxation massage? Don’t delay! We have the expertise to help you.

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Check out our latest newsletter on Staying Active in Winterand Thoracic disc injuries

http://www.calgarybackandneckpain.ca/email_print.php?email=35113

Running Injury Specialist

Our clinical specialist, Audrey Long BScPT, dip MDT, has recently become a running specialist with www.therunningclinic.ca.  She has been a recreational runner for decades.  Her goal is to not let her age stop her from enjoying her morning jogs.  She enjoys helping runners overcome current injuries and /or prevent those recurrent problems that some runners experience.

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.

HUNDREDS OF SATISFIED PATIENTS

Irene Ruzsvanszki
Thank you for your e-mail. I am very pleased with Merrylee's therapy treatments. She is compassionate and caring. I am practicing he...
Harry Kirkham
I do not wish to leave a" Google Review" However I would like to say that no matter whom I see at your clinic, I always get the best th...
Heather Ireland
All of the staff at Bonavista are awesome, but Audrey, my therapist, always goes above and beyond to help me get the best results possi...

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).

Learn more about how we’re
Pushing the industry

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7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Monday – Friday

WEEKEND MASSAGE HOURS:
By Appointment

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