Bonavista Physical Therapy Calgary Sports Physiotherapy

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Sports Physiotherapy

Our Orthopedic Sports Physiotherapists have post-graduate training and experience in sports rehabilitation. The rehabilitation principles applied with the athlete carry over to any person who has had a musculoskeletal injury. Taping or bracing options are similar whether it be a hockey player with a sprained knee or someone who twisted their knee while putting out the garbage. Our Sport Physiotherapists will design a “return to sport” or “return to life/work” rehabilitation/exercise program to ensure success and avoid re-injury.

A thorough understanding of the symptoms of concussion and its current treatment protocols allows the Sport Physiotherapist to provide proper guidance to not only the athlete that has sustained a concussion in sport but also any person who may have suffered a head injury at work, in a motor vehicle accident or from a fall.

Types of Sports Injuries

A sports physiotherapist inspecting her patient's injured knee
eg. knee ligaments (ACL, MCL, LCL), rotator cuff, ankle, skiers thumb, hip, low back
eg. hamstring, quadricep, biceps, low back
Joint derangements
eg. meniscal tears, labral tears
eg. "heading the ball", football, hockey
eg. tendonitis, tendinosis, iliotibial band, bursitis, golfers elbow, tennis elbow, stress fracture

Benefits of Sports Physiotherapy

Sports therapist taping a patient's injured ankle

No matter the type of injury, the goal of sports physiotherapy is to reduce pain and swelling, support proper healing, maintain fitness while injured, re-gain strength and range of motion and correct maladaptive movement patterns in the body that may have occurred. With an active, movement and exercise based approach, the athlete re-gains confidence and experiences a reduction in the anxiety that can sometimes occur while returning to sport. A customized rehabilitation plan works to ensure success in safely returning to sport while avoiding re-injury.

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Benefits of Sports Physiotherapy

A hockey player practicing on an outdoor hockey rink
  • Reduce pain
  • Reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Restore movement, strength and endurance
  • Restore confidence and reduce fear/anxiety through education
  • Sports specific training and alternative training to maintain fitness
  • Quickly and safely return to sport/activity
  • Reduce chance of re-injury
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Customer Reviews

Google Review

I’m not one for writing online reviews, but this place is outstanding! Great customer service! Sarah my therapist was awesome; super knowledgeable...

Rhea McCaroll
Google Review

Bonavista Physical Therapy is excellent. It is our family's "go to" place for any physio or massage therapy. They have helped us recover from numerous...

Mary Cook
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They have helped me to rehabilitate successfully from two neck fusions and restored the ability to take care of my children. Definitely a group you can trust...

Dave McGillivray

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

Faster than:

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hip injuries

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knee injuries

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foot/ankle injuries

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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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