The 5 Best Back Pain Clinics in Calgary Based on 50 Point Inspection

The 5 Best Back Pain Clinics in Calgary

Have lower, middle, or upper back pain? If so, read the rest of this article as we’ll share the top 5 back pain Calgary clinics, making it easy and quick for you to find the best clinic near you.

What’s great about these clinics is that they focus on identifying the root cause of your back pain. They then create a customized treatment plan to relieve it, all without drugs or unnecessary surgery.

How can these clinics help my back pain?

They will first get a detailed history of your condition, run you through a couple of movement tests, and then design a treatment plan to get you feeling better in as few appointments as possible.

Back pain clinics in calgary can treat a wide range of back conditions like:

  • Lower, upper, and middle back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • And other painful back conditions.

There are 3 specialties that have proven very effective for back pain.

Chiropractor – they provide gentle adjustments to your spine to allow your body to heal itself

Physiotherapy – is very effective with back pain by identifying imbalances in your body and fixing them.

Massage therapists can supplement the two specialities above to enhance healing.

Pain Hero's 50 point inspection for choosing the best clinic in Calgary.

It’s important to not just look at Google reviews. Yes they can be helpful but there are other key factors you should know about the clinic such as:

  1. How effective are they at getting the results their patients really want?
  2. Their History
  3. Complaints they got and how many.
  4. Cost
  5. General excellence

Those are the main ones you should look at when choosing the best clinic near you. There are 45 more points we considered when ranking these clinics below.

Here are the top 5 back pain clinics in Calgary.

Fifth Avenue Physiotherapy Calgary Physiotherapy Logo

They have successfully been treating Calgarians for over 30 years. They are friendly, experienced and motivated to get you the outcome you need. They do this through helping you understand what’s causing your pain and develop an effective treatment plan to get you moving again.


Brent T

Kelly at 5th Ave Physio has been excellent as well as the other staff members. During an extensive issue with my back she correctly diagnosed the problem and provided referrals to other specialty clinics in Calgary to help speed up the healing process. Kelly is always professional, thorough and her expertise is always demonstrated during my visits to the clinic.

Snezhana M

Best Physio therapy place in Calgary! Very knowledgeable and caring physiotherapy professionals. I would highly recommend Kelly Barrie. She is an exceptional professional, she is a star!

Kelly’s recommendations regarding body posture and exercises for the targeted particular muscle group helped me to get rid of my chronic neck and back pain I have been living with for over 10 years. I can honestly say that my quality of life has vastly improved with my treatments. Thank you Kelly and Fifth Avenue Physiotherapy! S. Markowski

Lisangoc Tran

In over 20 years, I have not seen a clinic with a super clean and professionally treat patients from the root , I am very happy seeking treatments with Kelly Barrie, even though I live far from the company but this is the only place that I am happy with, I can’t say enough about the care I have received from Kelly!

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Back pain courtesy of Fifth Avenue Physiotherapy (Read the caption)

Intrinsi Calgary Physiotherapy Logo

Intrinsi brings together many different disciplines like Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, and massage therapists working together to relieve your pain. Together they team up to create the most effective treatment plan for you.


Mary-Jane Ferguson

Claire H. has a sophisticated knowledge of human anatomy. She uses progressive treatment to help heal my chronic injury. With her consultation I’ve learned far more about how the body works and how it responds to treatment, than any other professional physiotherapist. I highly highly recommend Claire for any Physio treatment, in particular pelvic floor therapy and core treatment.

Doug Barber

Saveah R. at Intrinsi is awesome. She has helped with my lower back (Sacroiliitis) pain and rehabilitation. Somewhat of a saviour at times. Now if I could just be as good and follow her program more consistently.

L Tomei

I’ve had issues with my neck and back for years.

I had tried everything!

I feel better and stronger then I’ve felt in years after seeing Joel only one time. I would recommend this method to anyone having chronic pain, it’s an effective way to get back your strength and reduce pain.

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Back pain courtesy of Intrinsi (Read the caption)

Market Mall Physiotherapy Chirpractic Calgary Main Logo Blue

Market Mall is an experienced team of Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, and Massage Therapists that help get you feel better.  They have an obsession with getting their patients the outcome they really want. This obsession has led them to become a leading rehab clinic in Calgary. 


Andrea Acosta

Lois Garton is truly exceptional at both physiotherapy and acupuncture. I came to see her several years ago for back pain which she has helped me tremendously with, but I’ve continued seeing her for stress management, insomnia, hormonal balance, prenatal and postnatal care. She has a very good instinct and knowledge when assisting her patients. Many times I have come in with one concern and she has brought up different symptoms to me that I hadn’t even noticed. I love that I’m able to see improvements in my well being as I walk out of the clinic. I could not recommend her more. Her friendliness and kindness goes a long way as well. Great professional and personal care!

Lee Marshall

A great experience from the moment you walk in! Front desk staff are always very friendly and accommodating. All the health care professionals I’ve seen are knowledgeable, take the time to get to know you on a personal level and genuinely want to see you reach your goals. They also do a fantastic job of explaining your injuries and why certain things will help. This is a great clinic where you can get physio, massage, chiro and acupuncture all in one place. It’s a great environment with amazing staff to help you!

Iva Kezic

I am very happy to have found Market Mall Physio and Agnes Lee. I had been dealing with chronic pain, and she was able to help me tremendously. She is exceptionally knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate. I am so thankful for her and could not recommend her enough.

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Stiff or sore midback? Try this exercise to improve your mobility! courtesy of Market Mall Physiotherapy (Read the caption)

Peak Health Performance Calgary Physiotherapy Logo

Peak Health Performance is a multidisciplinary sports clinic in Calgary. They are made up of a professional team of Chiropractors and Physiotherapists in Calgary. They also have massage therapists to help get you moving again. Their goal is to get you feeling better in as little appointments as possible. 


Olivia McMurray

I would give more than 5 stars if I could! I came in with rib pain so bad that sitting up hurt, and Jordan Knapman’s physio treatment had me pain-free within a matter of weeks even while maintaining a heavy training load. He understood that I couldn’t take time off while I was preparing for races and created a program that worked for me, as well as providing reassurance and optimism that I would be ready by race-day. Highly recommend seeing Jordan for all your physio needs especially if you’re an athlete! The clinic is bright and clean and the staff are very welcoming + supportive.

Ryann Foucault

Peak health elbow is amazing! The receptionist at the front are always so friendly and willing to help with requests. Sarah G is the best chiropractor and treats my whole family! I highly recommend her to anyone that needs treatment!

Ryan Jung

The people at the front desk were so nice and helpful! Had a great attitude and made booking a massage so easy. Had a massage with Brandon for my lower back soreness and it helped SO much! I highly recommend Peak Health!

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Avoid back pain when shovelling snow courtesy of Peak Health & Performance (Read the caption)

Strive Physiotherapy Hanson Ranch Calgary Ab Physiotherapy Logo

At Strive Physiotherapy their goal is to help you live life to the fullest whether you’re a weekend warrior, always on the go, athletic or just want to feel better. They offer Physiotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, and virtual care to help relieve your back pain.



Strive has helped me immensely with my back pain issues. I’d gone to see my doctor for lower back pain and he said I needed an MRI and an injection. Before trying any of that I went to Strive and had massage from Amanda and physiotherapy from Dave. After only one treatment each I got at least 60-70% of my mobility back and wasn’t in constant pain anymore. After 3 treatments each I’m pretty much at 100%. I went from moving and feeling like an 80 year old man to being able to be active again without any pain. I can’t say enough good things about both Amanda and Dave!

Lisa McLeod

Absolutely awesome place!! If you are in pain this is where you need to go ASAP! Physiotherapist David has been such a life saver in helping me with my back and hip issues that are over 6 years old..he is actually helping me to live with less pain while working to find the root of where it’s coming from and really delving into it leaving no stone unturned! I finally have hope for the first time in years, I cannot express how grateful I am that I found Strive & David! Thank you from the bottom of my heart

Jodi Doige

Really convenient location and great friendly staff. The therapists have a TON of experience and that’s important when you want to get back on your feet quickly!

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Try this pose for 5 mins a day! Courtesy of Strive Physiotherapy 


This appointment is your opportunity to tell us what hurts and discover whether physiotherapy or chiropractic care is a good fit for you! During this session, you will talk with a physiotherapist or chiropractor on a phone call (or online) and create the right care plan specifically for your pain. There is no obligation on this session is to find out whether physiotherapy or chiropractic care can help you getting back to doing the things you love in life.

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About Darryl Yardley

Darryl has been a physio for more than a decade. He’s mentored and helped hundreds of physios go from new grad to all-star physio to clinic director to junior partner. He supports over 400 clinic owners with recruitment and clinician performance. He teaches business and practice management content at four universities in Canada and is currently the Professor for Business and Entrepreneurship in Physical Therapy at Western University.

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The information presented in this blog post is for educational purposes and should not be interpreted as medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, treatment or a diagnosis, consult with a medical professional such as one suggested on this website. The Clinic Accelerator Inc. and the author of this page are not liable for the associated risks of using or acting upon the information contained in this article.

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