Dr. Laura Bennion

Sport Physician , BSc MD CCFP DipSportMed

Sport Physician, BSc MD CCFP DipSportMed


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Dr. Laura Bennion completed her undergraduate degree (journalism major) from the Northeastern University in Boston, then she was back home to Vancouver and the University of British Columbia for medical school. Finally, she completed her family medicine residency at the University of Calgary. She played varsity hockey at both Northeastern and UBC. Her experience playing hockey and many other sports – and the injuries that come with that experience – serves her well in her sports medicine practice.

She has worked for 13 years in family practice, 11 years in low risk obstetrics, and eight years in sports medicine. She teaches family medicine residents and international medical graduates. She is the team doctor for the Calgary Inferno women’s hockey team  and works with Hockey Canada’s elite women’s hockey program.

She believes firmly in the concept of “Exercise is Medicine,” – the idea that many chronic conditions can be prevented and treated with physical activity. She is interested in seeing people of all ages who are interested in becoming more active, as well as those who are active and have either an acute or a chronic injury that is affecting their function. Similarly, she is interested in how pregnant women respond to the musculoskeletal changes in their bodies during and after pregnancy, and helping them to recover their pre-pregnancy fitness, or better.

The stories of her patients’ lives continue to inspire her. Every person’s experience is different, every person’s challenges are unique. Finding personalized approaches to these challenges keeps her job fresh and interesting.

Group23 Sports Medicine is a collegial group of like-minded clinicians who create a supportive and progressive working environment and provide patients with the latest in musculoskeletal care. She is excited about the possibilities we have at Group23 to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Calgarians. When she is not at work, she likes to spend time with her family, play hockey, and ride her bike.