What is PEMF?
Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field Therapy uses a device that creates a relaxed pulsing magnetic field that restores health to the body at the cellular level.
All living cells generate a natural electrical charge as a result of ions moving in and out of cell membranes. Any threat to the cell from injury to nutrient deficiency alters the movement of the ion and changes the charge of the cell membrane. This altered charge enables the cell to properly absorb nutrients and oxygen as well as remove toxins and waste. the result is a loss of energy, pain and inflammation, swelling and ultimately disease.
The pulsing magnetic field created by the machine essentially exercises, recharges and rehabilitates the cell back to optimal health. Blood flow is increased to the are affected and the cell is once gain able to receive oxygen and nutrients and discard of waste and toxins. As a direct result healing will begin, pain reduction will occur, inflammation will begin to dissipate. PEMF therapy optimises cell function and enhances the bodies natural ability to heal itself.
Benefits to PEMF
Works to Increase Works to decrease
- Toxins & Cellular Waste
- Build up of Lactic Acid
- Immune System
- Bone Density
- Range of Motion
- Neuromuscular Response
- Cellular Metabolism
PEMF Vs. Other Therapies
Is PEMF treatment the same as Magnetic Blankets and Boots?
These PEMF Therapies are similar. However, the difference is in the delivery process and the technology's ability to actually target and focus the right level of PEMF energy to a horse's specific area requiring treatment. Traditional PEMF blankets deliver a low, consistent level of magnetic energy, which may not be adequate for deep injuries or in the large and denser parts of the equine anatomy.
The fundamental differences are :
- A PEMF device has the ability to identify where a horse is sore or injured because areas of soreness will contract/twitch in a specific manner.
The high powered Equine PEMF devices are easily adjustable. This allows a Practitioner the ability to provide a gentle but optimal level of penetration to a specific body part to generate results at an accelerated rate.
PEMF can deliver the optimal level of power to specific parts of the equine and canine anatomy. For example; abscesses in hooves and acupressure points, neck, the poll, hamstrings, interior of the stifle are targected for a wide variety of equine medical issues..
Equine PEMF vs. Laser Treatments?
PEMF delivery loops have a large focal area while lasers has a much smaller focal area of less then an inch.
A PEMF Practitioner can detect and identify where the horse may be injured or sore because only the sore areas will contract or twitch. Laser has no ability to detect soreness.
PEMF can travel up to 16 inches into the Equine body. Lasers have a limited penetration of less than 2 inches, unless the laser's power in increased. Along with increased power for lasers is a greater potential to damage the cells at the surface.
Because of the PEMF large focal area we are able to do whole body treatments. The lasers small focal point makes it logistically impossible to treat large areas of the horse's anatomy.
PEMF vs. Shockwave?
PEMF offers the ability to detect where a horse is sore of injured because only the sore areas will twitch or pulse. Shockwave has no ability to detect soreness, just treatment of a specific point.
PEMF can be used on the whole body. Shockwave can only be done on a specific point such as the back or legs.
PEMF is non-invasive. Sedation is not required and horses quickly relax and enjoy the treatment. Shockwave is invasive and can be painful as it creates energy by high-impact acoustic waves and concussion.
A shockwave treatment must be administered by a licensed Veterinarian because of the potential for damage and the required sedation.
PEMF can reach up to 16 inches into the body. Shockwave has a maximim penetration of about 4 inches.