Our NEWEST addition to our line of therapy! Designed to drastically reduce healing time of soft tissue injuries, the Cytowave treats everything from a torn suspensory, to a bowed tendon, to bucked shins, even chronic pain and can relieve old scar tissue! We have lower leg, hock/knee, and the back applications. The back mat is awesome for sore backs, pelvic areas, and hip areas. Treatments are customized to your horse's specific need or injury. The Cytowave runs specific computer generated electro-waves through large medical grade magnets and ultimately speeds up cell reproduction and tissue healing at the cellular level. Awesome for chronic issue relief and acute injury healing. Non invasive, silent, and comfortable for the horse.
The BEST OF BOTH WORLDS! For REHAB: The horse is slightly buoyant so impact is greatly reduced. The chilled water reduces inflammation. The gait the horse is working at is a natural movement for the horse, there is no "hollowing out" or over reaching and kicking like you may find in a pool. The soft tissue fibers being created while healing will have the correct elasticity to prevent re-injury and the motion is similar to what will be asked of them once back to training. Joint concussion is reduced. For FITNESS: Incredible for keeping a seasoned athlete sound and giving them a fitness advantage no matter the discipline, the workout is unlike anything else. Horses must work square and collected. They strengthen their core which allows them to "fix" so many things in the saddle. The water creates positive resistance and keeps joint concussion at minimum. Everything is adjustable. We can help muscle atrophy, improve hind end engagement, lengthen stride reach, improve topline, balance and collection.
Ice and Compression are essential to the healing process. Cooling the injured area reduces inflammation and relieves pain. Compressing this area promotes healthy circulation and continues to keep the swelling at bay. Using our Ice Compression therapy leg boots or standing still in our cold water treadmill we have can expedite the natural healing process. Coupling this with our other therapies helps in increasing their success rates and getting your horse healed and back to work faster.
Available at BEC is our Theraplate. The vibration platform can be used endlessly to help numerous conditions in the sport horse. The vibrations increase circulation which then decreases inflammation and allows natural processes to dramatically improve healing time. These have been shown to alleviate chronic pain, arthritis, soft tissue inflammation, hoof abscesses, thin hoof walls, gut movement, stress levels and more! Our plate is set up with safety in mind with comforting stock rails and padded edges to provide stability and increase safety.
Depending on your horse's rehab plan at some point controlled exercise will become vital to the healing process. When healing injuries we want to allow for natural movement for the muscle fibers to grow back with the correct strength and elasticity to prevent re-injury once back to performing. Transitioning from stall rest to turn out and then back to work is a crucial period in the rehabilitation process. Hand walking, turnout, the aquatic treadmill, and longing are all proven practices to make this transition successful.