H-Wave Therapy is a new form of electrotherapy which simulates the body's natural signalling mechanism to either induce the body to initiate a muscular contraction or provide deep analgesia. H-Wave is particularly useful in promoting blood flow into muscles, by initiating contraction of the muscle which also releases off tightened muscles, increasing muscular suppleness. H-Wave is a very valuable source in improving horses performance, by releasing off tightened muscles in the back by mobilizing the lumbo-sacral region; H-Wave is very effective in competition and performance horses, having witnessed excellent results.
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Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT) induces small electrical currents within the tissues due to the constant change in magnetic flux that it induces. These currents are the mechanism underlying PEMFT induced pain relief, improved blood flow, modification of the inflammatory process, reduced swelling and enhanced tissue repair. PEMFT is therefore indicated for pain, swellings, bone fractures, soft tissue injuries, muscle tightness and is also widely used in practice to treat osteoarthritis.
Therapeutic ultrasound has been widely utilized in veterinary medicine to facilitate and enhance the healing of soft tissue structures particularly tendons and ligaments. It achieves this by encouraging the healing process to reach its end point sooner, whilst increasing the structural strength in the injured tendon/ligament. This means that if your horse has sustained a tendon/ligament injury, ultrasound therapy can help enhance recovery, whilst reducing the risk of further damage later on in life.
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Ultrasound can also be used to enhance the healing process of fractures, and to break down scar tissue from previous muscular injuries.