Musculoskeletal Problems

MUSCLE INJURIES:

  • Hematomas and swelling
  • Muscle Bruising
  • Tying-up
  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Muscle Atrophy

 

HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the oxygen levels in the horses body 12-15 times the normal amount.
  • The increased pressure causes the oxygen to dissolve into the plasma, which allows it to diffuse into the tissue better.
  • This elevated oxygen saturation stimulates the turnover of cells, increases blood supply, kills bacteria, enhances the effects of antibiotics, reduces swelling, salvages damaged tissue and bone, stimulates collagen production and improves skin growth.

AQUA-PACER WATER TREADMILL

  • The Aqua Pacer above ground water treadmill allows the horse to exercise with minimum concussion and up to 70% buoyancy.
  • The speed of the treadmill and the depth of the water are controlled, which allows the therapist to target a specific injury or problem.
  • This therapy encourages full range of motion in joints and limbs.
  • The treadmill requires the horse to move both sides of his body equally, promoting healing and strengthening in an injured or weakened area.
  • The resistance of the water helps increase muscle strength.
  • The hydrostatic pressure of the water reduces swelling and inflammation in the legs.
  • The clear panel on the side of the machine allows the therapist to see all four legs, to assure that the desired results are being achieved.

For strengthening weak/injured backs— The water level is raised to the abdomen, encouraging the horse to lift his belly, “round up” his back and engage his hind end more fully. The horses head and neck are carried in a normal fashion, which allows him to stretch and use the muscles over his back and neck properly.

MagnaWave/P3-ELECTROMAGNECTIC PULSE MACHINE

  • Electromagnetic waves stimulate deep muscle contraction creating a massaging effect and resulting in pain relief and muscle relaxation
  • Helps relieve muscle spasms
  • Increases circulation and oxygenation to muscle tissue
  • Improves performance

PEGASUS LASER

  • Laser therapy helps reduce the pain associated with an injury.
  • Reduces swelling/ inflammation and speeds tissue repair, by stimulating vasodilatation which results in nutrients and oxygen to the injured area.
  • Increases collagen production and encourages the correct of alignment of the collagen fibers so tendons and ligaments will maintain their flexibility and reduce scar tissue.

SWIMMING

  • Will encourage full range of motion of joints and limbs for front limb injuries.
  • Allows for exercise with no concussion, but increases cardiovascular health.

SOLARIUMS-INFRA-RED LIGHT THERAPY
Infra-red light penetrates 4-5 inches into the muscles producing cellular and blood vessel enlargement, increasing circulation and oxygenation and raising performance levels

The solarium treatments also increase excretion of toxins/waste products like lactic acids in muscle tissue.

ARTHRITIS:

  • Ring Bone
  • Osselets
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Osteochondrosis Dessicans

 

COLD SALTWATER LEG SPA

  • Immediate analgesic relief- pain relief due to the numbing effect of the 35 degree temperature salt water.
  • Reduces heat after the first treatment and each consecutive treatment lessens the heat returning to the injured area.
  • The extremely high salt concentration in the water acts as a poultice to draw out inflammation and infection from the wound.
  • After the spa treatment is complete the legs will stay cold for up to 4 hours- the circulatory system sends maximum blood flow to warm up the legs, increasing oxygenation to the damaged areas and speeding up the healing process

PEGASUS LASER

  • Laser therapy helps reduce the pain associated with an injury.
  • Reduces swelling/ inflammation and speeds tissue repair, by stimulating vasodilatation resulting in nutrients and oxygen to the injured area.
  • Increases the production of joint fluid in order to help lubricate joints for easier movement

AQUA-PACER WATER TREADMILL

  • The Aqua Pacer above ground water treadmill allows the horse to exercise with minimum concussion and up to 50% buoyancy.
  • The speed of the treadmill and the depth of the water are controlled, which allows the therapist to target a specific injury or problem.
  • This therapy encourages full range of motion in joints and limbs.
  • The treadmill requires the horse to move both sides of his body equally, promoting healing and strengthening in an injured or weakened area.
  • The resistance of the water helps increase muscle strength.
  • The hydrostatic pressure of the water reduces swelling and inflammation in the legs.
  • The clear panel on the side of the machine allows the therapist to see all four legs, to assure that the desired results are being achieved.

SWIMMING

  • Encourages full range of motion of joints and limbs.
  • Allows for exercise with no concussion, but increases cardiovascular health.

HYPERBARIC CHAMBER

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the oxygen levels in the horses body 12-15 times the normal amount.
  • The increased pressure causes the oxygen to dissolve into the plasma, which allows it to diffuse into the tissue better.
  • This elevated oxygen saturation stimulates the turnover of cells, increases blood supply, kills bacteria, enhances the effects of antibiotics, reduces swelling, salvages damaged tissue and bone, stimulates collagen production and improves skin growth.

MagnaWave/P3-ELECTROMAGNECTIC PULSE THERAPY

  • Electromagnetic waves stimulate deep muscle contraction creating a massaging effect and resulting in pain relief and muscle relaxation
  • Helps relieve muscle spasms
  • Increases circulation and oxygenation to muscle tissue
  • Improves performance
  • For joint disorders, pulsed therapy returns the natural regeneration capabilities and reactivates the cartilage and connective tissue to increase production of collagen and aid in the repair of the cartilage.