Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) is generated by running an electircal current through a coiled wire to generate low level electrical fields in the body to aid in tissue repair, pain relief and relaxation.
PEMF stimulates biological processes and has been shown to have a positive effect on bone and cartilage in pets. It has been used for many conditions but it's main uses in small animals are pain management and enhancement of bone, cartilage and tissue healing. As such, a common application is pain reduction and improvement in cartilage quality of pets with osteoarthritis. Other indications include: fracture healing, muscle spasm or pain, inflammation, swelling, wound healing and neurological conditions.
PEMF can be delivered to the pet by the use of a mat which the patient lies upon during treatment sessions, or via a targeted home use system such as the Assisi Loop. Because of the relaxation afforded by PEMF, many pets are readily drawn to the mat and seek out its biological effects.
Paws in Motion carries Assisi loop tPEMF for home use in pets, and these are available for hire or purchase to our clients.
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.
Adaptil® reassures dogs during new experiences and fearful situations often associated with causing stress in our canine companions. Female dogs secrete pheromones that comfort and reassure their nursing puppies. These "appeasement" pheromones have the same calming effect on adult dogs.
After any orthopaedic injury or illness, rehabilitation therapy is an integrative part of the recovery process. All treatments are individually designed to meet each patient’s needs and goals to ensure a functional recovery.