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

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.

Thank you!

A huge thank you to all our clients new and returning for making this past year a huge success. We have had our busiest year ever! We have a great team of therapists and support staff and will hopefully be hiring again in the new year. To accommodate this increase in business, we have expanded physiotherapy within our space and massage therapy has a nice new private room. Phase one of our renovations are complete! Drop by and see our changes!

Compressed Nerve in Neck – Rapidly Resolved

I was off work in September 2013 for 3 weeks with a compressed nerve in my neck which affected my entire right arm – I can honestly say I have never been in such pain in my life – even childbirth did not compare. I could not sleep at night, could not read or watch tv, had dropped my coffee mug and burnt my right forearm whilst cooking – the only thing that gave me any relief was walking – and boy did I pace – all day & continually. I had some relief from massage, conventional physiotherapy & IMS however would still be aware of burning, tingling & my right hand going cold after certain activities such as reading, tv & being on computer.

I was frustrated, irritated and aware that my mood was being negatively affected – I was grumpy, short tempered & depressed thinking I would have to live with “my situation” forever. I did a Google search for physiotherapists in the area of Lake Bonavista that we had recently moved into and found the Bonavista Physical Therapy website with Audrey’s name and a technique called McKenzie Method.

I visited Audrey in late January 2014 and only 1 day after doing the McKenzie Method exercises regularly as she had shown me, was I aware of a decrease in my discomfort level & symptoms. It was too good to be true – I was in total disbelief that something so simple could provide relief.

I saw Audrey again after 3 days and she gave me more exercises to do. A week later I saw her again – things had turned around so much for me in such a short space of time – I was one happy lady. I am still somewhat stunned at how a few simple exercises can be so effective in reducing my discomfort & symptoms.

I now do the exercises regularly and on a daily basis.

Thank you so much Audrey for turning things around for me.
Tracey Fetting RN/OHN | Occupational Health Nurse

Elbow/Forearm Pain 60% better in 1 visit

Hi Kari,
I want you to put this on your website so that others can benefit the same way that I am. I’ve had pain in my left forearm for about 3 months. It started from carrying my work bag everyday. I filed a workers compensation claim and began physio at another clinic closer to home. For 4 weeks I went religiously with no progress. In fact, the pain spread across to my right arm and I was feeling like a hypochondriac. I got frustrated. I stopped going… the pain gradually became worse to the point that picking up a coffee mug or lifting a pot from the stove was excruciating. While you are far from my home, I knew you would give me an honest opinion and ideas for rehab. Yesterday you assessed it and explained that the pain was originating from a much different area than is was treated for. I have been doing what you showed me non stop since yesterday and today, 24 hours later, I can pick up a cup without flinching. I’d say the pain is 60% better. You have NO IDEA how grateful and relieved I am. Your insight to injuries is deep – you saw this where the other physio did not. You offered me a solution and made me an active participant in my recovery. Thank you for making me hopeful this can be resolved. There is no doubt that you are a great resource and trusted ally in my health.
You are awesome.
Stacey Tennant

Understanding Pain

We are big fans of this video and its explanation of pain, enjoy!

KINESIOTAPE, K-TAPE

Gord Routledge has just completed training in kinesiotaping. This multi colored “stretchy” tape is used to improve muscle function, improve circulation, reduce pain and support joint function. It is a wonderful adjuct to physiotherapy and can ease the transition of getting back in action, or allow you to continue with your activity while experiencing less pain. Kinesiotaping techniques can be used for all sorts of injuries including: neck pain and tension, headaches, back pain, patello femoral pain, osteoarthritis, rotator cuff injuries and impingement, achilles tendonitis, If you are interested, give us a call at (403) 278-0705

NEW MASSAGE THERAPIST

We are so lucky to have such a great team of therapists and support staff here at Bonavista Physiotherapy. We would like to welcome new team member: Carly who is a registered massage therapist. Carly is an enthusiastic, kind and empathetic person who is skilled in neuromuscular techniques, deep tissue and Swedish massage. She is also trained in Reiki and is certified in Touch for Health which is applied kinesiology. We are excited and pleased that Carly is now part of our professional team eager to provide our clients with the best possible care.

HUNDREDS OF SATISFIED PATIENTS

Marlene Whitley
Excellent. I have more mobility in my arthritic hip than I did before. I shall continue with the excursuses until I have surgery in ?...
Dennis Way
Dear Bonavista Physiotherapy, The help I received at Bonavista Physiotherapy was truly appre...
Sabine V. (Calgary)
"I would like to take this opportunity to express my extreme satisfaction for the level of service I have received from the staff at ...

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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