Often described as “a massage for the cells,” PEMF has been used to penetrate at the cellular level for the purpose of healing what one cannot see or feel: low cellular function which may be caused by stress, injury, illness, or muscular imbalance. Because cell function can be disrupted by a variety of issues, PEMF is promoted as helping the body self-heal. Therefore, PEMF has become accepted as an easy, drug-free, and complementary tool to various treatments for the restorative care of many conditions in equine athletes.
Who to Call:
The natural healing effects of magnetic therapy have been practiced around the world for centuries, with the use of PEMF on people and animals having only recently gained momentum in the U.S. However, the jury is still out among many licensed therapists and veterinarians who are skeptical of PEMF and point out that not all machines and devices are the same. Some environments, such as race tracks, only allow qualified veterinarians or licensed vet technicians to administer PEMF. In many cases, a local equine clinic or equine therapist can recommend a PEMF specialist.
Treatment & Cost:
Powerful pulsed energy waves are delivered directly to a point of injury or area of the body via coils in flexible, specialty mats, tubes, pads, blankets, or boots. The electromagnetic waves repair the active metabolism needed for a damaged cell to invite nutrients and omit waste, while at the same time increasing blood flow. A session can last anywhere from 30-90 minutes depending on specific goals, and costs vary by amount of time and work, anywhere from $40 for legs only to $100 for full body.
Since PEMF goes deep into the body to stimulate cell regeneration, horse owners have noticed improvements to many conditions: pain relief, decreased inflammation, enhanced muscle function, endurance and strength, accelerated wound healing, and digestive and immunity issues to name a few.