EQ Pro low frequency equine ultrasound therapy induces the following effects within biological tissues:
The intense acoustic effects (stable cavitation, acoustic streaming and microstreaming) generated by all EQ Pro Therapy transducers are absolutely painless. They result from the vibration of tissues, causing microscopic bubbles to form inside body fluids, which transmit the vibrations in a way that directly stimulates cell membranes. This physical stimulation enhances the cell-repair effects of the inflammatory response. Published literature has proven that therapeutic ultrasound helps in enhancing the metabolic activities of cells. Horses can tolerate EQ Pro Therapy treatments without the need of sedation.
Diathermy / deep heat is generated only by EQ Pro continuous emission transducers (Red Transducer and Yellow Transducer) and induces deep thermal effects with minimal increase of skin surface temperature. Diathermy contributes to increase cellular metabolic activity and enzymatic activity, since it produces vasodilation and raises the local demand for oxygen and nutrients. As a consequence deep heat also accelerates the removal of waste substances generated by the injury (histamine, prostaglandins and bradykinin). Diathermy is due to the absorption of sound waves by biological tissues and is very helpful in improving joint mobility, tendon and ligament elasticity and helps treating muscle pain.
A strong mechanical vibration is generated by EQ Pro Therapy pulsed emission transducers (Blue Transducer, Green Transducer, Grey Transducer and White Transducer). The consequent mechanical non-thermal effects increase cellular metabolic activity and blood micro-circulation, resulting in increased oxygenation and enzymatic activity. Mechanical vibration is also very helpful in draining excess fluids (edema and hematoma).
Compared to traditional high frequency ultrasound therapy (1/3 MHz), EQ Pro Therapy produces a more effective and deeper action for a faster recovery in the treatment of equine muscles, tendons, ligaments and joint structures. In fact EQ Pro low frequency ultrasound therapy (38 kHz) allows much stronger acoustic effects (stable cavitation, acoustic streaming and microstreaming) and much deeper penetration compared to the traditional 1/3 MHz ultrasound devices.
Because of the substantial differences with traditional therapeutic ultrasound devices, we were able to patent the technology: Patent No. US9586062.
Please note that since EQ Pro Therapy is a very powerful device and FDA requires it to be sold to licensed veterinarians or under veterinary prescription.
The EQ Pro Therapy generator transforms electrical energy into acoustic pressure waves and controls low frequency piezoelectric transducers. The internal microprocessor continuously monitors and adjusts the generated oscillatory movements to guarantee safety and performance.
Through the use of six different transducers, EQ Pro Therapy is able to modulate a wide range of emissions, so that with the same device several different muscular, joint, tendinous and bone conditions can be treated.
Federal Law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.