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

Testimonials

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 is ver much appreciated.


Janet Hansen
My experience was fast and professional Mary Lee was to the point and effective while showing compassion and positivity towards recovery and an optimistic outcome. I couldn't ask for better treatment I will continue to come to Bonavista Physiotherapy for all my needs related. As always thank you so much for being there when I need you David mcgilvray.

David mcgillivray
Had a bulging disc upper back.
Diagnosed and treated so efficiently.
Have seen other professionals and never felt like money well spent. These guys are well worth the money. I was pain free and back on track in record time.
Thank you

Andy W
Just great! Will recommend to others!

Wally Rooke
Prompt, efficient and friendly staff, that includes the front desk. I don't hesitate to recommend to friends.

Eric Deibert
Rachel was great and the therapy that she provided was excellent.

although I really wanted to start doing stuff even before she would tell me to go ahead. I feel real fit. a couple more sessions and I think I will be back running and hiking and climbing.

she is great and definitely will recommend all my friends.

thanks

semin merali
Excellent and accommodating team, scientific approach that bring results.

Thank you Marry Anne

Thayer Ramahi
Thank you Gord. Listened to my problem and fixed my pain. What more can I say, but thank you again and again.

John maguire
Thank you for getting Maureen and I started. Very happy with the service. It enabled us both to be able to transition to other physical therapy here in Edmonton. A targeted cortisone shot for Greg really helped him move ahead also.

Greg McFetridge
I only had 2 visits with Rachelle Anderson and she was excellent. I would go back to her.

Keith peppinck
Excellent. I have more mobility in my arthritic hip than I did before. I shall continue with the excursuses until I have surgery in ???
Rachel was excellent and so pleasant. Will certainly recommend her to friends and family.
Thanks. Marlene. Whitley.

Marlene Whitley
Excellent experience, my physio Susan M. was just wonderful! The help Susan provided to get my back well again was incredible. I would highly recommend bonavista and the Mackenzie program.

Kathy

Kathryn Quinn
After knee replacement surgery I was discouraged until I made my first appointment with Rachelle. Her skill set and lovely encouraging personality have gotten me through both my pain and loss of flexibility. She is just a delight and I look forward to physio with her.
My daughter had to make a emergency back appointment in April and Gord was amazing for her too. You have great physios and the atmosphere is much more welcoming than years ago. Bravo.

Joan karlowsky
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 on my balance , I've improved greatly all around. The discomfort in my hip has improved. Thanks again. By the way, this is the fifth post-surgical therapy I've had at Bonavista Therapy! Best wishes Reri

Reri Haakmeester
I had Rachelle as my physio and I found her excellent , her exercise- based approach was very effective. I was back to golfing in no time . I have mentioned your clinic to my friends and I will return if I need work on again. Thanks again.

Bob Cochrane
Thank you so much Marissa!! 🙂

Kelly Debevc
I have been attending Bonavista for the past five weeks. I am extremely satisfied with the progress I am making for a torn meniscus. I cannot say enough as to my appreciation to John for his dedication and most professional approach to addressing my injury. Also, thanks for so much encouragement John. The staff at Bonavista are pleasant and very helpful.

Judith Attwell
Pavithra Raman
6 months ago

Recently had a massage sessions with Erin and Sharon. They did a very good job. Worth every penny spent. Would definitely refer my family and friends to them. Front desk staff are amazing as well.



Jacques Botha

Jacques Botha
3 months ago

Gord is probably the best physio I've had and I've had quite a few physio therapy sessions in my life. Not only is he professional but excellent at what he does. 5 Star and I will continue going to this place.

thanks for these great reviews!
I just went for my 12 week post knee replacement appointment at the Hip and Knee Clinic. They asked where I went for my physiotherapy. I told them I saw Merrylee at Bonavista Physical Therapy, and that I thought she did a great job. (They were very impressed with the change in my measurement of flexion (72 to 120) and extension (-25 to -6). I said she was very nice and really knew how to deal with my other limitations as well. I told them if they were asked for a referral to a physiotherapist or a clinic, I would highly recommend her. I am going to see her on a maintenance basis, but I will definetly be seeing Merrylee after my second knee replacement.
Debra Stenhouse
Calgary, Alberta

Debra Stenhouse
THANKS, THANKS, THANKS!!! I was able to go home and play with my puppy and have a relaxing evening!! Never have I had so much relief from acute pain, so fast, in all the seven years I've had migraines.

from our online patient survey
Kari and the staff at Bonavista Physical Therapy are very professional and at the same time very friendly and cheerful. Kari, pushes the individual when it is necessary and backs off when it is also necessary... always she is encouraging,optimistic and will try different things if one thing is not working. I would definitely come back and would definitely recommend Kari and her staff to others.

from our online patient survey
Therapist determined cause of the problem My problem wasn't really figured out, before coming there....however, the therapist was very good at determining the cause of the problem, and aiding in my recovery. Anon

from our online patient survey
Clinic seems to be well run. Appointments are punctual. Receptionist always friendly and efficient. Any staff I encounter in reception area are friendly. The massage therapist I see is very knowledgeable. Anon

From our online patient survey...
Gord Routledge is very professional and competent in his line of work. He has assisted me in recovering from several sports related injuries over the last couple of years and is always very efficient and very clear in explaining himself. He is very nice to deal with. The office staff are very efficient too. Great work and keep it up! It is nice to have a quality service in the neighborhood and I've recommended your business to collegues and friends (and will continue to do so).

From our Patient Survey
Achilles Tendonitis/Tendinosis
I have suffered with left Achilles pain for the past 8-10 months. I was unable to run more than 2 miles, I had morning stiffness that prevented me from walking down the stairs properly and I was unable to hop at all on that leg without pain. I felt I had no “spring” in my Achilles. I noticed that there was a hard “lump” on my tendon as well. I have been athletic all my life from playing competitive basketball, swimming and running but no matter how much stretching I did for my Achilles, I could not get it to loosen up. 6 months ago, I went to a foot clinic where they fitted me for new orthotics but my Achilles still did not get better. I then tried 10 sessions of laser (at a big expense) and got absolutely no relief. I was wondering if acupuncture would help and I found Bonavista Physio on line and noticed they did acupuncture. Instead of acupuncture, my therapist prescribed a specific exercise technique designed to remodel the tissue in my tendon. I had to perform the exercise 2 times a day. After the first day, my calf muscle was SO sore but I continued with the exercises anyway as my Achilles was no worse. Once my muscle soreness wore off (about 3 days later), I noticed my Achilles was MUCH better. The morning stiffness was gone and I could hop without pain! It is now 2 weeks since my initial appointment and the lump on my Achilles is resolving – it is about half the size it was initially. I only attended physiotherapy two times and the rest of the time, I do my exercises. I have never had such fast results with any other type of treatment.

G.Kelly (Calgary)
"In early February of 2005 I was woken up in the middle of the night by a debilitating pain accompanied by severe muscle spasms that encompassed my neck, left shoulder, left arm and down the left side of my back and side. The pain was so severe that I was unable to lay down in a horizontal position for the next four days. I literally had to get what sleep I could by tipping my head forward into a pillow propped up on a desk top.

From then until the end of May that year I went through a progression of x-rays and ultra-sound diagnostics on my shoulder and an unsuccessful round of physiotherapy involving heat, electical stimulation and ultrasound treatments and a variety of prescription medications to no avail.

Next my neck was x-rayed again with nothing abnormal showing up. As the pain was still not under control my medication also kept increasing until the side effects became too problematic. The result was a level of medication that kept me functioning only.

Finally in October of 2005 an MRI result indicated a condition called Fibromyopic Dysplasia and Degenerative Disk Disease (a bulging disk pressing on a nerve). A referral to the National Spine Centre then resulting in a neuro-surgeon's diagnosis confirmation and my subsequent addition to a 12 month long surgical waiting list.

With 12 months to wait, I asked if there was something we could try in the mean time and was referred to Audrey Long at the Bonavista Physical Therapy Clinic toward the end of May 2006 - 16 months after the original onset of my condition and several thousand dollars later.

Audrey and her assistant began working with me using the McKenzie Method a specialized system of therapy for the neck and back. It is the 4th of July 2006, less than 2 months later and I have every reason to believe that I will be taken off the surgical waiting list. Not only have I regained almost all of the mobility I lost, I have been able to come off almost all of my prescriptions. By seeing Audrey twice a week at first and doing the simple exercises she has taught me, I can now, with very little outside help, control any residual pain and help promote my own healing. So much time has passed since the original injury, it will take some time for my neck to heal - however, at least at this stage of the game; it is clear that it will - without surgery!!!!

I feel I have a new lease on life!!!

I am very fortunate to have had my experience turn out this well, however I can't help but wonder how much quicker my injury would have responded to treatment had I been referred to Audrey or someone like her in the first place and how much unnecessary physical, mental and financial suffering could have been prevented.

Having lived through it - I am now a strong advocate for physical therapy as a pre not post surgical tool. I think our health care system would benefit tremendously if an initial 10 treatments would be covered. I am confident that many, far more expensive, surgical procedures could be avoided. As a result, much suffering and time would be saved not to mention the ability to re-allocate medical system resources not used here. A win-win situation!

Kim B. (Calgary)
Our family have been patients of Bonavista Physical Therapy for a number of years. Through the years we have had treatment for a number of sport related sprains, strains and a couple of knee operations and we he have always been very happy with the professional treatment and service received. In fact talking to a sports physician and an Orthopedic Surgeon Bonavista Physical Therapy is known to them and is recommended when a recommendation is requested. Staff have always been very helpful and friendly and it is that relationship along with the professional treatment, that has us continuing to visit Bonavista Physical Therapy whenever the need arises."

Richard S. (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 Bonavista Physical Therapy. Their knowledge and professionalism was above and beyond. I have had the good fortune to have benefited from such an environment for a total of five months of therapy at three times a week. Their diagnosis of my injury led me to obtain treatment that I would not otherwise have received. I am especially grateful to my physical therapist, Christia for her professionalism, compassion, knowledge, and dedication. With her help I have achieved a great deal of success in my recovery. I would like to recommend their services to anybody requiring treatment as they are all a very skilled and wonderful group of people."

"With much gratitude, a huge thank-you"

Sabine V. (Calgary)

 

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Kelly Debevc
Thank you so much Marissa!! :)...
Wally Rooke
Just great! Will recommend to others!...
G.Kelly (Calgary)
Achilles Tendonitis/Tendinosis I have suffered with left Achilles pain for the past 8-10 months. I was unable to run more than 2 mile...
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