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Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy and Massage Therapy in Innisfail and Didsbury, AB

IMPACT Health Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy Clinic in Innisfail and Didsbury, AB, is dedicated to evidence-based, tailored care and the latest scientific technology.

We use a wide variety of healing therapies or “tools” from ancient arts like acupuncture to the most modern technologies, like K-laser.

Our therapy offerings include:


Trigger Point Dry Needling

We are certified to deliver dry needling. This special procedure helps reduce acute or chronic pain in patients. It reduces muscle tension, promotes healing, and increases your range of motion.

Many benefit from dry needling when they suffer from neck, back, arm, shoulder or jaw pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis of the joints or TMJ.

Dry needling involves a specially trained and certified physiotherapist inserting a disposable filament needle into your muscles and skin tissue.

It works because the needles are directed at myofascial trigger points that are causing and referring pain throughout your body. High concentrations of the chemicals that cause pain are found in those trigger points.

When the needle is inserted, it normalizes and balances these chemical levels and decreases muscle tension and pain.


K-Laser Therapy (Class 4)

K-Laser is the most advanced Class IV Therapeutic Laser and it delivers fast relief of pain and inflammation.

Laser therapy is the use of specific wave-lengths of light (red and near-infrared) to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal.

The effects of laser energy include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation, and decreased swelling.

During K-Laser Therapy, infrared laser light interacts with your body tissues at the cellular level, increasing metabolic activity within the cell.

By improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane the increased production of cellular energy is stimulated. This causes the beneficial effects that follows including increased cellular function and tissue repair.


Shockwave Therapy

Everyone has the right to effective and clinically proven pain therapy. To accomplish its mission, EMS developed the Swiss DolorClast® Method, a successful approach based on 3 pillars:

  • TECHNOLOGY

Innovative and reliable devices

  • EDUCATION

Practitioner training and shared knowledge

  • CLINICAL PROOF

Positive clinical outcomes: safe and effective

These 3 elements are essential for successful Shock Wave therapy.

Only a well-trained practitioner equipped with a clinically proven device will heal patients.

The Swiss DolorClast® Method uses single acoustic pressure waves, called shock waves, to treat musculoskeletal and dermatological pathologies.
By delivering a mechanical stress to injured tissues, Shock Waves enable:

  • immediate pain relief a healing reaction of the body

    The Swiss DolorClast Method® is the most well-researched shock wave therapy. A combination of unique technologies, clinically proven protocols and education ensure significant improvement in given musculoskeletal and dermatological indications.


Medical Acupuncture

Our team members are specially trained to use the traditional Chinese medicine therapy of acupuncture. It is particularly beneficial in bringing relief to patients who suffer from both acute and chronic pain.

Through the repeated penetration of the skin using thin, metallic needles, we help to correct imbalances of flow at points close to the skin and simultaneously relieves pain and stiffness

This is a highly customized therapy that is geared to work on problematic areas and then gently stimulate them using the needles.

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