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

Impact Health Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy Clinics provide services in Innisfail and Didsbury, AB. We are dedicated to an evidence-based, customized care approach with the latest scientific technology.

Our range of services include sports injuries, workplace injuries, chronic pain, medical vehicle accidents, dizziness, and balance therapy, and more.

 

Sports Injuries

IMPACT Health Clinic Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy Clinics in Innisfail and Didsbury is a full-service, all-in-one clinic. We provide sports athletic therapy and injury therapy for injured athletes and non-athletes.

Every level of athletes, from weekend warriors to professionals, when sidelined see us for rehabilitation for sprains, strains, and fractures. We begin with a thorough assessment that determines the cause of the injury, and then combine both hands-on techniques and technology to reduce your pain and inflammation to hasten and support the healing process.

Nobody wants to be sidelined for the season, so we listen to your goals. We build the combination of therapies necessary to help you achieve them. Plus, once the immediate injury heals, or before every season, we can counsel you about how to avoid recurring injuries.

We complete a movement and gait assessment to ensure habits are not leading you into continuing pain and causing more injuries. We prepare you for your season or your return to play after the injury, so you don’t get hurt again.

 

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy effectively helps patients add flexibility to stiff muscles and joints.

This hands-on therapy manipulates and mobilizes your body to decrease pain and to extend your range of motion.

Coupled with a specific set of prescribed exercises for at home between visits, patients regain strength faster and resume normal life activities.

 

Radial Shockwave Therapy in Innisfail and Didsbury

Shockwave Therapy is a multi-disciplinary device that speeds pain relief and returns mobility.

Acoustic waves trigger the biological healing effects in your body without using pharmaceuticals.

Shockwave Therapy helps sports injuries to get you back playing your game and restoring mobility from injury or illness. It is particularly effective for chronic pain.

Acoustic waves carry high energy to your painful spots and musculoskeletal tissues with subacute, sub chronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and supports the reparative processes of tendons, bones, and other tissues.

 

Concussion Management

Direct or indirect force to the head can cause a concussion, which creates a disturbance to the brain functions.

At IMPACT Health Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic in Innisfail and Didsbury, we use a variety of tools to diagnose a concussion and monitor the recovery process.

Physical and cognitive rest start the healing in the very initial stages of recovery. As symptoms begin to ease, we work with patients to stabilize posture and be sure to prevent the neck and shoulder pain that tends to accompany concussions.

We work one-on-one with you to guide your recovery and make sure you do not return to your normal level of activity prematurely.


Running Injury Clinic

Running or jogging help many to stay fit, focused and maintain their healthy weight. We encourage you to get all the benefits without the risk of repetitive strain injuries to your knees, hips, and ankles.

Take in our running clinic to discover what you are doing right and what may set you up for problems. We help you see issues you need to change or improve to fully experience the pleasure of your run. 


Women's Health Physiotherapy

Pelvic Health Pain and Incontinence

Abdominal pain, pelvic floor pain, sexual dysfunction and pain, and pre-natal and post-partum related conditions all keep you from the enjoyment of life.

We successfully treat all these conditions, plus fecal and urinary incontinence, irritable bowel syndrome, overactive bladder, and chronic constipation.

With a specialized combination of therapy and exercise, you overcome these issues and we help to ensure they do not return.


Chronic Pain Management

The devastating toll of chronic pain on life’s everyday activities makes it hard to believe you will ever be all right and able to fully participate in life again.

Impact Health has a distinguished reputation for helping patients find relief from the underlying issues that cause the pain, and then addressing it. Depending on the circumstances, we use ancient remedies such as acupuncture or dry needling or the most modern technological aids like K-Laser or Shockwave Therapy.

We work with you to find the physiotherapy treatment that works best for you and couple prescribed exercises so you stay pain-free between clinic visits.

 

Workplace Injuries - WCB Approved Clinic

A Team Approach to Managing Injuries

The IMPACT Health Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy Clinics in Innisfail and Didsbury are both WCB authorized clinics.

We take a team approach to helping you recover from your workplace injury. We work with your physician and Workers’ Compensation Board representative to deliver an effective physiotherapy program that leads to your safe return to work as quickly as possible.

Sometimes that means devising gradual return to work programs and ergonomic counselling that ensures that the injury does not recur.

Return to Work Programs and Functional Capacity Evaluations in Innisfail and Didsbury

A Functional Capacity Evaluation determines when it is safe for an injured worker to return to work.

This detailed assessment of a person’s ability to function in their job leads to an appropriate return to work, or the closure of the case. It is an essential portion for Worker’s Compensation claims and disability claims.

We also provide a general purpose FCE using standardized testing and measures for all workers being evaluated. This is used in situations when workers do not yet have specific duties or functional work requirements to assess a candidate’s compatibility with general work tasks. 

Disability Management (Short and Long-Term) and Disability Claims

We provide the criteria and paperwork for both short and long-term disability claims with the Worker’s Compensation Board of Alberta.

 

Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries - MVA Insurance Approved Clinic

From head injuries to whiplash to musculoskeletal issues, we work with physicians, insurance providers and other team members to support your recovery after a motor vehicle accident.

We assess your injuries, discuss them, and prescribe a suitable course of physiotherapy for you, to help you recover as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

 

IMPACT Headache and Dizziness Clinic & Concussion Treatment Center in Innisfail and Didsbury

We have certified Vestibular Rehabilitation physiotherapists.

We can help. We provide assessment and treatment for the following:

  • Vestibular Neuritis (Neuronitis)
  • BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)
  • Vestibular Hypofunction / Loss (UVL/UVH)
  • Recurrent Vestibulopathy
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Meniere’s Disease (Endolymphatic Hydrops)
  • PPPD (Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness)
  • Mal de Debarquement
  • Vestibular Migraine
  • Cervicogenic Dizziness (related to disorders of the neck)
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Dizziness and Balance therapy
  • Falls Risk and Balance or Gait Disorders
  • Other vestibular disorders

 

Vertigo and Balance Therapy

If you suffer from falls, vertigo, dizziness, imbalance, or migraines, you may have a problem with your vestibular system.

Proper physical therapy avoids compounding the difficulties caused by underlying imbalance issues, including a tendency to fall frequently and get injured.

Dizziness and imbalance issues rob you of your independence while curtailing your ability to live a full, active life.

We use a variety of physiotherapy treatments to address the root cause of the problem and solve it.


Pre and Post-Operative Care

Research has shown that having physiotherapy both before and after a joint replacement surgery can speed up the healing process and lead to a faster and fuller recovery.

We know about joint replacement surgery and other surgeries, so we can work as a team with your surgeon and physician to determine the most effective therapy for you.

Our goal is to help you increase strength, activity, and range of motion so you return to your active lifestyle as soon as possible, and without recurring problems.

 


Customized Foot Orthotics

Orthotics are helpful for patients dealing with a variety of conditions like plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, flat feet, neuromas, and foot and ankle tendon injuries, arthritis, diabetes, and prolonged walking or standing.

Customized orthotics assist patients with persistent back pain, too.

 


Customized Knee Bracing by DJO Global

DonJoy® pioneered the concept of functional knee bracing over 40 years ago and continues to lead the progression of performance by studying the body, listening to athletes, consulting physicians, and pushing the envelope of innovation. DonJoy braces are standard equipment for competitors in 44 countries and they count on us to create world class products, while medical professionals look to us for unmatched service and in-depth education. The result is complete confidence for those who wear DonJoy braces and those who prescribe them.

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