Electromagnetic field therapy
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.
People always ask me if it really is possible to do physiotherapy with cats. Yes! But not all cats are the same, and it’s important to let them tell you what they will and won’t tolerate, and always have some other tricks (and treats) up your sleeve. This story is about Mr Aries.
Research shows that 1 in 5 dogs will suffer from the painful condition of Osteoarthritis by the time they reach middle-age!