Primary Health Services

  • P (519) 843-3961
  • F (226) 383-3962
  • E info@impactphysio.ca

  • Our Fergus office:
  • 855 St. David St. North Unit #4
  • Fergus, ON N1M 2W3
  • * just north of Walmart
  • Monday9:00 am-5:00 pm
    Tuesday9:30 am-8:00 pm
    Wednesday9:00 am-8:00 pm
    Thursday9:00 am-8:00 pm
    Friday8:30 am-3:00 pm

  • Our Arthur office:
  • 110 Charles Street (2nd floor)
  • Arthur, ON
  • * above the library
  • Monday9:00 am-4:30 pm
    Tuesday9:00 am-4:30 pm
    Wednesday9:00 am-4:30 pm
    Thursday12:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Friday8:30 am-12:00 pm

  • Both locations have free parking and
  • are wheelchair accessible.
  • Map to our clinics

Thank you for your contribution to our AED fundraiser

Impact Physiotherapy and Performance is proud to provide physiotherapy services to individuals of all ages and all walks of life, whether it be an elite athlete, a factory worker, a stay at home mom or someone trying to get back on their feet after surgery. We are here to help anyone who could benefit from physiotherapy care. However, given the medical history of some people, even with medical clearance from their doctor, they are often fearful about engaging in physical activity outside of a hospital environment. That is why we are so pleased to now have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on the premises of our Fergus location—to give these clients more peace of mind while participating in a physiotherapy program in a private facility.

Thank you so much to all who donated towards the purchase of our AED. Your generosity is greatly appreciated by the team at Impact Physiotherapy and by anyone who may need this life-saving device.

The Chase McEachern Story

Chase McEachern was a boy from Barrie, Ontario, Canada, who campaigned to have it mandatory that heart defibrillators be made available at schools and hockey arenas.

Unfortunately, on Feb. 9th, 2006, he collapsed at school of cardiac arrest before his vision could be implemented, and, on February 15, 2006, one day after Valentine's Day and during Heart Month, he died, surrounded by his family in a London, Ontario hospital. After his death, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, working with Chase's parents, created the Chase McEachern Tribute Fund. As a result, there are now automated external defibrillators in schools and other locations throughout Canada.

Shortly before his death, Chase wrote to sports legend Don Cherry asking for help in highlighting the need for this lifesaving equipment. Soon after his death Don Cherry dedicated time to Chase's plight on Coach's Corner.

The Chase McEachern Act

In 2006, the Ontario government introduced the Chase McEachern Act (Heart Defibrillator Civil Liability Act, 2006). This Act protects people from liability if they assisted someone, using a defibrillator, at an emergency (under certain conditions) or (again under certain conditions) if they made defibrillators available in good faith. Rocco Rossi of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario said of this measure, "Today's action is a fitting tribute to Chase's vision, which will aid in our campaign with the family to introduce 1,000 defibrillators across the province and serve as a catalyst to make these devices as common as fire extinguishers, giving Ontarians the best possible chance of surviving cardiac arrest." The legislation has been passed.