Prairie Therapy - Sports Therapy Clinic

Calgary's most trusted multidisciplinary clinic. We offer many services including sports medicine consultations, athletic therapy, registered massage therapy, osteopathic manual therapy, traditional chinese medicine and acupuncture. 

Our approach is evidence-based and proven to be successful. We are conveniently located on 17th Ave SW and are lucky to have a dedicated team of industry leaders ready to help you get back on track.

Our clients repeatedly tell us, they thought they had tried everything before they came to see us. We have years of experience working with collegiate and professional athletes, who's livelihood depends on getting healthy. Put your rehabilitation in the hands of the professional who work with the professionals.

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Athletic Therapy Calgary


The scope of practice of a certified athletic therapist includes the assessment, prevention, immediate care, and reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries. Prevention includes musculoskeletal and postural evaluation, equipment selection, fitting and repair, warm-up, conditioning programs, prophylactic taping, and adapting to the activity, environment and facilities.

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture


Acupuncture is a complete medical system in itself, and is also an excellent compliment to almost any other treatment, including Western pharmaceuticals, surgery, herbal therapies, massage, athletic therapy, chiropractic and physiotherapy. Techniques used in Chinese Medicine include herbal formulas, needle acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, heat lamps, and meridian massage.

Massage Therapy


The practice of Massage Therapy is the assessment and treatment of the soft tissue and joints of the body with the intent of producing a therapeutic outcome. Massage Therapists also promote rehabilitation and/or prevent or reduce physical dysfunction and pain of soft tissues and joints as well as maintain and enhance health.

Osteopathic Care


The object of Osteopathic Manual Therapy is to re-establish proper body functions by treating causes of pain and dysfunction. Osteopathic Manual Therapy is a patient-centered approach to health. Skilled palpation and a detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics guide the osteopath to assess and restore balance within and between all the systems of the body; musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological, cranial and visceral.

Custom Knee Bracing

Don Joy Defiance III Custom Knee Brace

Prairie Therapy offers custom knee braces from Ossur, Donjoy an Breg. All three companies offer world class knee brace solutions to help with orthopaedic injuries. Whether you've had knee surgery or are looking to avoid surgery, custom knee braces can help protect and manage pain.

Off the shelf braces (pre-made), as well as bracing for other body parts are also available on request.

What Our Clients Say About Us

The only goal I see at Prairie Therapy is to assist their clients in full rehabilitation of their injuries. No fancy ads, no flashy offices, just pride in helping people regain their active lifestyle. In over 25 years, I have not seen a clinic with a true multi disciplinary team that does not care who treats you, just what is best for you. If you have an injury and are seeking treatment elsewhere, you have chosen the wrong clinic to treat your injury in my opinion. I can't say enough about the care I have received and have recommended Prairie Therapy to all my friends, family and collegues

Jason K
Returning Client

I would highly recommend anyone in Calgary and the surrounding area to use Prairie Therapy for all of their athletic therapy needs. I had the pleasure of working with both Brandon and John as I did rehab on my dominant shoulder after injuring it steer wrestling and having extensive surgery on it in April 2011.

Brandon and John worked around my busy work schedule to find times that were convenient for me and motivated me to push myself to increase my range of motion and my rotator cuff strength. They were very knowledgeable and innovative at creating optimal stretches and strengthening techniques so I consistently felt I was getting the most out of my sessions with them and my workouts at home.

I always looked forward to my therapy sessions as I found Brandon and John to be optimistic and outgoing. Also I knew that a session with them would last as long as the patient needs and is not dictated by a one hour appointment time. I also liked how I was always working one-on-one with an athletic therapist, who could make sure I was performing the stretch or strengthening technique correctly, and wasn’t compensating with another muscle group.

After three months of working with Prairie Therapy, I went back to see my surgeon. He was very happy with my strength and muscle tone, and released me, earlier than I expected (after five months!), to go back to calf roping and steer wrestling. I have started roping calves again and feel confident in my shoulder strength because of the hard work that I put in with Brandon and John. I am very grateful that I went to them for my therapy needs and would encourage everyone to contact Prairie Therapy for all of their athletic therapy needs.

Morgan Grant
Professional Tie Down Roper & Steer Wrestler

I first visited Brandon, at Prairie Therapy two years ago, when I had a problem with swelling on my knee. I had been treated for several weeks by a Physiotherapist, with little progress. They appeared to be treating the symptom, rather than the root cause. At Prairie Therapy, I was given a thorough exam. The root of the problem was quickly and accurately diagnosed and an effective treatment program was developed. With only one visit, followed by a stretching program that I completed at home, within two weeks, the symptoms disappeared, swelling went away and the pain was gone. I just recently returned to the clinic for a similar issue, on my other knee. The results have been amazing again, with only one visit and a stretching regimen recommended. The absence of pain is priceless.

Paul Sowers
Retired RCMP Officer

You were such a god-send to my family. After visiting many doctors and chiropractors, the girls were ready to stop playing a sport they loved. It was so amazing to see how just a few appointments with you could literally change their lives. They are both playing volleyball, pain free, and better than ever before. Thank you so much!"

Sherry Bowron

I highly recommend Prairie Therapy. I sustained a shoulder injury about 6 years ago and had surgery 2.5 years ago. I received various treatments both before and after the surgery but that did not prevent my re-injury a year later. Fed up from the lack of progress, I pretty much resigned myself to a life of shoulder instability and pain. I decided to try Prairie Therapy upon the recommendation from the Team Canada AT. After the first week with Brandon I had more strength in my shoulder then I'd had in years. About 6 weeks later, I'm virtually pain free and am confident that I can compete at an elite level without the distraction of this injury.

What separates Brandon, and Prairie Therapy, is that he did not jump to any conclusions about my injury and did a thorough assessment. From there, he gave me a detailed program and explained that it would require hard work on my part - there was a fix, but it was not going to be fast or easy. I appreciated this honesty and I fed off of achieving the small goals that he set for me. The fact that he wants you to help you get better and doesn't want you to have to constantly come back for treatment is a testament to his character and the philosophy of the company.

Christianne Varty
Defenseman, Senior National Women's Ringette Team 

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