The Assisi Loop® offers all animals a safe, non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical pain management technology that can be used as a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with the treatment plan your veterinarian has in place. PEMF is used in pain management, osteoarthritis, inflammation, post-surgical healing and wound healing.
Category: Pain Management
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The Assisi Loop® offers targeted Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (targeted PEMF) in a portable, easy-to-use device that can be used in clinic or in the home. The Loop has been proven to reduce pain and inflammation and has been cleared by the FDA for palliative treatment of post-operative oedema and pain in humans.
The Assisi Loop® can be used adjunctively with laser therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic and pain and inflammation medications. It helps clients to bring healing home. Use of the Assisi Loop will NOT interfere with standard treatment procedures or pain management medication.
The Assisi Loop® has been used in dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and other animals for pain management, osteoarthritis, inflammation, oedema (swelling), post-surgical healing and wound healing.
The Loop treats:
Excellent for multiple uses including both acute and chronic, degenerative conditions
The Assisi Loop® offers all animals a safe pain management technology that can be used as a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with the treatment plan your veterinarian has in place. The Loop offers pet owners the opportunity to continue healing their pet at home and to take a proactive role in their pet’s recovery.
The Assisi Loop® 2.0, Available in two sizes: 10cm (4 in) and 20cm (7.5 in). Excellent for multiple uses including both acute and chronic, degenerative conditions. Shuts itself off after each 15-minute treatment. Offers a minimum of 150, 15-minute treatments. Smaller size is recommeneded for smaller pets or small target areas.
In general, tPEMF can be used to speed healing, reduce inflammation, and lower pain levels. For any kind of orthopedic injury or surgery, the Loop is a great tool to use in the recovery stage. The field penetrates fur, bandages, and casts to reach all the tissue in the target area.
By emitting bursts of microcurrent electricity, the Assisi Loop creates a field which evenly penetrates both soft and hard body tissue around the target area. This electromagnetic field causes a chemical cascade, which activates the Nitric Oxide cycle. Nitric Oxide is a key molecule in healing for humans and animals. The compound is released when we exercise, and when we are injured, for the body to naturally repair itself.
The Loop increases Nitric Oxide production to help speed healing of soft and hard tissues--that includes skin, tendons, ligaments, bones and organs. The specific ratio of frequency to burst width used by the Loop has been found to be the most effective at delivering the amount of current that is similar to what is already used by the body. More is not always better, and too much Nitric Oxide production can actually slow healing. When choosing a PEMF device, it is good to know that more power is not correlated with faster healing.
The Assisi Loop can markedly increase blood flow and tissue oxygenation, which improves the overall tissue health and reduces pain associated with lack of sufficient oxygen. We often hear reports from pet owners that their animal relaxes as soon as they start their treatments with the Loop. With the many healing benefits that the Loop offers, this is not surprising.
Some animals will notice the increased blood flow because with increased circulation there is often a warming or tingling sensation. This is subtle, however, and many animals won't notice at all.
Regardless of what is being treated, we recommend that you start with 3 to 4 15-minute treatments per day for acute and chronic or degenerative conditions.
For acute conditions (such as post-surgical treatment or recovery from a trauma), we recommend that you continue 3 to 4 treatments per day for the first week or so and then taper off for the next 7 to 10 days or until the condition is fully healed.
For chronic or degenerative conditions, we recommend that you continue with 3 to 4 treatments per day for 7 to 10 days and monitor the animal until you see improved mobility and less pain response. Again, you can taper down to 1 or 2 treatments per day or even 1-3 treatments per week. With some chronic and degenerative conditions, the patient may get to the point that they would only be treated as needed for pain, particularly if it is a condition that is prone to flare-ups.
Ultimately, you want to consider that the Assisi Loop is catalyzing the anti-inflammatory cascade as well as accelerating the body’s own healing properties. We rely on veterinarians to assess the animal and to work with the pet owner on the best treatment protocols for each case.
For the 20cm Assisi Loop, the effective treatment zone extends 25 cm above and below the plane of the applicator coil (i.e. 50cm, from end-to-end). The diameter of the effective treatment zone is 25cm at its widest point around the applicator coil.
For the 10cm Loop, the effective treatment zone extends 12.5 cm above and below the plane of the applicator coil. The diameter of the zone is also 12.5cm at its widest point around the applicator coil.
For acute inflammation, you should see noticeable relief after the first or second treatment. With chronic or degenerative issues, you may not see notable results for 1 to 2 weeks. You’ll want to continue the treatments as recommended for continued long-term healing.
Firstly, your family veterinarian may also carry the Assisi Loops so they may be able to get you one. Assisi’s relationship with veterinary professionals is paramount to your pet’s health. Veterinarians are able to determine the severity of an issue and are generally able to pinpoint the specific area in the animal’s body that needs treatment. Veterinarians work with clients and their pets directly and advise them on the most effective treatment plans. Often the Assisi Loop is a part of an integrated multi-modal treatment plan. Pet owners benefit from visiting their vets on a regular basis, getting assessments on their pet’s progress and up-to-date advice on continued treatment with the Loop. Pet owners have the advantage of monitoring their animals at home and determining with their vet the best course for long-term treatment.
The Assisi Loop 2.0 offers a minimum of 150 15-minute treatments.
The life of the Loop depends on the battery. You're likely to get more than the minimum number of treatments noted above if you allow the Loop to recharge for 2 hours after every 15-minute treatment. At this time, there is no way to recharge or replace the battery. One Assisi Loop can last anywhere from 3 weeks to 6 months, depending on the condition being treated and the number of treatments required per day.
Keeping your pet in a safe, contained area or on your lap would be helpful to ensure the full treatment is completed. If you find yourself unable to monitor your pet, you may consider purchasing the Assisi LOOP-AID Torso Wrap which was designed to stay on your pet during the treatment. This would also provide convenience for the pet owner and allow pet mobility. The Assisi LOOP-AID Torso Wrap allows the Assisi Loop to be securely attached around the treatment area and it is also washable.
Please note that if you plan to use the Assisi Loop in a metal crate for treatment, the metal can decrease the impact of the treatment. This is not dangerous to your pet but only reduce the dose receive. You may choose to place a thick pad in the crate/kennel to allow 4-5 inches distance from the metal. Arranging the Loop to be on top of the pet instead against the side of the crate for treatment may help reduce interference. Otherwise, you may want to add an additional treatment session to compensate for any reduced efficacy.
Yes! The Assisi Loop can be used with other forms of treatment any day. However, it is recommended to allow 2 hour rest in between different treatments as the Loop and other treatment options have different mechanisms of action. This ensures that your pet receives the full benefit of each modality.
Most pet owner insurance will cover prescribed treatments. We recommend that you contact your insurance company for more information.
Susan contacted me when her little doggy, Yuby was having some difficulties with painful stifles (knees) due to ligament problems. Yuby was already under the care of her family veterinarian, but the current regime of rest and NSAIDs pain medication was not doing enough to allow Yuby to do the things he loved.
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