Laser therapy is a light-based treatment that applies controlled, low-intensity light to damaged or dysfunctional muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, bones and the spine.
It can treat osteoarthritis and back pain as well as laminitis, navicular disease, thrush, joint disorder or disc disease.
If you want to do further research, the technical term for laser therapy is photobiomoduation or PBM therapy.
Both painless and non-invasive, laser therapy is very safe and enhances the natural healing process. It”s not heat therapy but instead works on a deep cellular level to create a chain reaction of chemcial and physical healing. Different handpieces achieve different results – HEALWell offers specific probes for pain, inflammation, deep trigger points and acupuncture.
One thing that makes this laser unique is its “speckle effect”, which allows the light beam to diffuse deep within tissues layers, magnifying its healing healing effects. By using various wavelengths I can tailor the treatment to the tissue we’re targeting.
Laser is perfect for animal athletes, seniors or campanion animals and will improve their quality of their life.
Laser is used in conjunction with massge/bodywork and other adjunct services, creating a custom session tailored to the specific needs of your horse.
We all know that the brain and spine are in constant communication. So, you can see how a breakdown of this communication is the foundation for poor signalling resulting in pain, stiffness, aching trigger points, decreased range of motion and even experience mental duress.
Equine adjustment restores proper communication between the spine and brain by releasing soft tissues and allowing the body to reset the joint.
The Animal Neuro-Myofscial Release Technique uses a tool called an activator (your chiro may have used one on you) to encourage motion/release in the soft tissuess around the spine and joints. This creates greater ease of motion and the treated area will realign itself. The remedy is neither frightening nor alarming for your horse.
This is not a chiropactic adjustment, meaning there is no subluxation or “bone cracking”.
Adjustment can be a standalone approach but is often combined with manual therapy, trigger point release, fascial release, passive range-of-motion, stretching and laser for a comprehensive session.
Gua sha massage comes from Chinese medicine. The name means “scrape sand” since tools are used to gently scrape the skin, moving blood and metabbolic waste along, removing toxins and making way for nutrients. The method releases adhesions and scar tissue that have created blockages along the fascia (connective tissue) and meridians (pathways through which energy flows).
You want to get rid of those blockages because they prevent healing and lead to lesss than opmital organ function, musculosketetal injury and reinjury.
Gua sha also works well on trigger points – you know, those hypeirritable areas in muscle tissue that you can feel as hard, painful nodules.
Gua sha can be used as a standalone therapy to break down scar tissue and address trigger points but is often combined with manual therapy, fascial release, passive range-of-motion stretching and laser for a comprehensive session.
PEMF therapy is all about stimulating and exercising the body’s cells to improve their performance. Pads are applies directly to the horse’s body which transfer vibrations or burst of low-level electromagnetic energy (the safe kind). PEMF is administered to hel damaged tissues and bone, relieve pain and promotoe general wellness.
The therapeutic frequencies of PEMFs act like the frequencies in nature, so the horse’s body knows how to use them. There are different frequencies for different ailments so the energy is cutomized to resonate with your horse’s bioenergetic field.
PEMF increase mitochondrial function, which can:
* Increase the rate of injury healing
*Improve immune function
* Increase physical energy
* Increase bone healing and density
* Boost circulation
The treatment improves stamina and mobility and brings oxygen to the cells. This improves circulation and nutrient absorption, increases vitality and speeds healing.
PEMF can be a standalone therapy and is often combined with manual therapy, trigger point releases, fascial release, passive range-of-motion stretching and laser for a comprehensive session.