Sports Physiotherapy Physiotherapy / Physical Therapy is a rehabilitation discipline specializing in assessing and improving movement and function while relieving pain and optimizing healing. Physiotherapists promote good health and help individuals and athletes return to preinjury status and sports. A sports physiotherapist plans, organizes and directs programs of pre-season screening, first aid, rehabilitation, education and counseling for athletes, coaches and others concerned with sports. He/she may work directly with athletes or may undertake a consulting role for sports organizations.
Physiotherapists have direct access, which means there is no need for physician referral to access the service. We are fully trained to assess orthopedic and mechanical injuries and also to recognize when medical attention is required. Physiotherapy is covered under most health care plans. Physiotherapy treatments may include:
Injury specific exercise programs Manipulation/mobilizations Electrotherapy (ultrasound, TNS, EMS) Acupuncture/IMS Soft tissue techniques
Advantages of Bonavista Physiotherapy:
Immediate and direct access to assessment & treatment of injuries/conditions – no need to see a G.P. first “1-stop shopping”, example: do your training & get any assessment/treatment/massage you may also require Physical therapist with over 20 years experience and specialization/experience with sports-related injuries (primarily hockey) Cooperation & communication with on-site user groups and their trainers and para-medical personnel Experienced and established business owners and therapists operating the facility have good reputation across city and with physicians/sports physicians Massage therapy (sports massage) will be offered in Physio clinic as well
Gord Routledge (Calgary Sports Physiotherapist) Gord graduated in 1989 from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Medicine (Physical Therapy) with Distinction. His areas of clinical specialization include Sports Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Intra-Muscular Stimulation (I.M.S.), and McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of Spine Disorders. Gordâ€™s career highlights to date include Menâ€™s National Team physiotherapist with Hockey Canada from 1992-94, 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, and 1994 World Ice Hockey Championships in Milan, Italy. He spent three years in Sweden working for Leksand Stars in the Swedish Elite Hockey League from 1995-98. Gord is currently part-owner in Bonavista Physical Therapy and Massage.
For more about sport physiotherapy and treatments visit Bonavista Physical Therapy 739 Lake Bonavista Dr. SE. Calgary, Alberta, T2J 0N2 http://www.bonavistaphysio.ca P: (403) 278-0705 F: (403) 271-7623