Frequently Asked Questions
What does your machine do?
It uses Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Frequency to increase motion and electrical energy in the cells of the body. This increases blood circulation, reduces pain/inflammation, increases range of motion/flexibility, and enhances muscle function on top of quite a few other benefits, such as activating acupuncture points, that promote a healthy and functional body. It is FDA approved on the human side for several things (healing bones, depression, etc) and there are quite a few PGA golfers and professional sports teams who use it to maintain peak athletic performance.
The horse's body reaction to the machine can also show us where there may be sensitivities or soreness that we may or may not have been aware of.
What are the benefits to PEMF?
PEMF increases circulation, flexibility/range of motion, bone density, neuromuscular response, cellular metabolism, and strength among other things.
PEMF decreases pain, stiffness, inflammation, stress, build up of lactic acid, bruises, and recovery time.
How long does it take to treat a horse?
A full treatment lasts roughly 40 to 45 minutes.
Why do you treat the entire body if there is just one problem area?
Great question! By increasing the blood oxygen in the whole body, the sensitive area continues to be helped as super oxygenated blood from the rest of the body continues to flow through the area.
It is also important to keep in mind that horses cannot tell us exactly where the pain truly originates. By treating the entire body we are taking care of not only the origin of the problem, but also any underlying or early injuries that can be caused by compensating.
Is your machine FEI legal?
Yes, I use one of only 2 Magna Wave machines that are approved for use during FEI events. As a FEI competitor, it is up to you to be sure any therapies administered during competition are legal. Not all PEMF machines are FEI legal.
Can I ride my horse before or after the treatment?
Long story short, yes! PEMF can be used pre-ride/work to help warm up muscles and increase mobility. It can also be used post ride/work for recovery purposes. Feel free to reach out with specific questions.
Can PEMF be used on humans?
Absolutely! Everybody can benefit from PEMF therapy, especially since equestrians have our own set of aches and pains. Our machine available to use on yourself as well as your horse - give us a call for specific pricing.