EQ Pro Therapy Guidelines and Treatable Equine Conditions

equltrasound pro therapy guidelines

The following equine musculoskeletal pathologies can be treated using the six different transducers supplied with the EQ Pro Therapy device.

Soft tissue injuries:

  • acute and chronic muscle strains
  • muscle contractures
  • muscle fibrosis
  • muscle atrophy
  • fibrotic myopathy
  • acute and chronic tendon injuries (tendonitis and tendinopathy)
  • acute and chronic ligament injuries (desmitis and desmopathy)
  • inflammation of the suspensory ligament / desmitis
  • insertional desmopathies
  • tendon / ligament calcifications
  • edema
  • subacute and chronic hematoma
  • synovitis
  • scar tissue softening
  • open wounds healing

 

Bone pathologies:

  • sesamoiditis
  • splints (interosseous desmitis)
  • microfractures
  • cervical osteoarthritis
  • osteoarthritis of facet joints in the thoraco-lumbar region
  • osteoarthritis / DJD (ringbone / bone spavin)
  • navicular syndrome
  • kissing spines

 

EQ Pro Therapy can also be successfully employed for sonophoresis (or phonophoresis), which is transdermal drug delivery aided by ultrasound waves. Sonophoresis is currently a very important application of low frequency ultrasound exposure, since it can locally deliver topical medications in a totally non-invasive and painless modality. In fact EQ Pro Therapy, by increasing the skin surface temperature, increases dermal capillary vasodilation and cell membrane permeability, therefore allowing transcutaneous absorption of the medication. The acoustic pressure generated by EQ Pro Therapy promotes deep drug diffusion and absorption, therefore optimizing both pharmacokinetics and drug action. For example sonophoresis can be successfully employed for subcutaneous administration of homeopathic ointments and gels (like Traumeel) or anti-inflammatory medications (like hydrocortisone or diclofenac). Hydrocortisone is usually employed to treat bursitis, tendonitis and other myofascial pathologies.

EQ Pro Therapy can also be used for pre-competition warm-up and post-competition cool down for prevention of injuries.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Do NOT treat the following areas: head and eyes, uterus and testicles, heart area.
Treatment should NOT be performed if the horse has any of the following conditions: phlebitis, thrombosis, thrombophlebitis, pregnancy, tumors or cancers, prosthesis.

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