Massage, Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy for Horses, Riders & Dogs
We use the blanket regularly on horses more prone to the small niggles of daily training and find it fits in easily with their routine. We use the massage post exercise and the full programs in the afternoon on the horses which need some assistance, there is an advantage to be able to set up individual programmes for certain horses.[/porto_testimonial]
The Activo-Med systems are extremely versatile. Like people, every horse is slightly different and these systems can be easily set up to suit individual horses, giving them all the opportunity to perform at their best. It’s a system that definitely won’t sit in the cupboard forgotten.[/porto_testimonial][porto_testimonial style=”testimonial-style-4″ name=”Scott Brash” role=”International Show Jumper Olympic Gold Medal Winner” photo_id=”6387″]I use Activo-Med religiously on my competition horses before and after competition. It is so important that my horses muscles are warmed up and warmed down correctly and this is why I use Activo-Med.”[/porto_testimonial][porto_testimonial style=”testimonial-style-4″ name=”Zara Phillips” role=”International Event Rider ” photo_id=”4859″]I use the Activo-Med Combi Pro on my horses at home and at competitions as part of the daily routine. There are a variety of pre-set programmes that can be set to suit individual requirements and the system definitely helps keep the horses feeling supple and relaxed.[/porto_testimonial]
The Activo-Med Combi system undoubtedly loosens and softens muscles enabling horses to work much more freely and easily. Having a combination of PEMF and massage in a product is invaluable generally but particularly for our rehab work as both therapies serve to improve the blood supply which promotes healing. The leg wraps and hoof boots, which can be used alone or with the blanket, are equally invaluable in helping treat tendon, suspensory ligament and foot injuries as well as being a preventative therapy to help keep horses’ limbs in the best possible condition.
We love the versatility that the their products provide us in that they can be used in combination or separately facilitating general or very targeted therapy.[/porto_testimonial][porto_testimonial skin=”primary” name=”Roger McCrea” role=”Oakingham Stud” photo_id=”6390″]We are very lucky at Oakingham Stud to have most of the superb Activo-Med equipment. We use the Combi blanket daily on as many horses as possible and find it very beneficial it also runs the Activo-Med leg wraps. We also have the most stunning therapy room containing a Water Treadmill, Dry Treadmill, Spa and Combi Vibro floor, all installed and supplied by Equine Therapy International. We could not be happier with the quality and benefits of owning the equipment nor with the service and knowledge provided.[/porto_testimonial]
As a trainer I need to ensure the horses are performing at their best. So, whilst they need the right amount of work, their management routine is also extremely important. This is not just about feeding but also the horses’ general health and well being. However fit a horse, training and racing imparts physical stresses and strains to muscles, ligaments and joints which can impact on performance if not properly managed.
With the Activo-Med pulsed electromagnetic and massage blanket I have treatments which not only help to keep the horses mentally relaxed, promote muscle tone and circulation, but also which help to manage the stiffness, swellings and soreness which occur during the training of any athlete. Being able to set programmes for individual horses is a real asset as I know I am providing the most appropriate therapy and support for each one. Equine Therapy International provide knowledgeable and reliable support when we need advice. By using their system I know I am doing the very best for my horses for optimum well-being and performance, as evidenced by our racing results.[/porto_testimonial][porto_testimonial style=”testimonial-style-6″ name=”Tim Stockdale” role=”International Showjump Rider” photo_id=”4855″]We use the Activo-Med blanket everyday on as many horses as possible. The horses love it.[/porto_testimonial][porto_testimonial style=”testimonial-style-2″ name=”Becky Whitcombe” role=”Grand Prix Dressage Rider” photo_id=”4842″]Just thought I would drop you a line to say how pleased I am with the Activo Med blanket. I have a 14 year old Grand Prix horse called Desiderata (Blondie), and I find a big difference when I use the blanket before riding. She is very relaxed when having the blanket treatment and enjoys it. As soon as I get on I can feel the difference in the horse, she feels like I have already been warming her up for twenty minutes. She takes a longer looser stride right from the beginning. She feels like a young horse! I use the blanket every day but if for some reason I don’t use the blanket the affect is still there for a few days.[/porto_testimonial]
It is especially useful after strenuous exercise to aid tired muscles in recovery and treat specific areas. At 3DEs the horses have come out on the last day feeling fit and well and I am convinced this is due to using the system. The Secret Weapon lived in his Combi System during Bleinheim week and look how it helped him! He has never felt better. Every competition horse deserves one!
ETI are always on hand to help you understand the full benefits of the Activo-Med systems so you truly get the most out of them.[/porto_testimonial][porto_testimonial style=”testimonial-style-4″ name=”Anne Dunham” role=”Part of the GB Para Dressage gold-medal winning team” photo_id=”4854″]Karen (Team GBR equine osteopath) used the Activo-Med blanket on my horse BB Call Me Caine each time before I rode him and he felt as if he had been warmed up for 10/15 minutes, he was altogether much looser and happier and I felt a real difference.[/porto_testimonial][porto_testimonial style=”testimonial-style-3″ name=”Tina Cook” role=”Winner of the European Eventing Title 2009″ photo_id=”4843″]I have used the Activo-Med blanket on the event horses and racehorses and I am very pleased with the way it has worked. The pre-warmup setting has been especially useful for those that are a bit cold backed and to loosen up muscles before exercise. I have also used it on horses that have some muscular soreness to help bring them back to full fitness. At big events such as the Europeans, the post exercise programme is great for helping the horses relax after the cross country and it eases any muscle soreness.[/porto_testimonial]
What I love about the Combi Pro blanket is its versatility of settings and programmes to suit each individual horse.[/porto_testimonial]