The proof is in the results of our therapies.
Here are a few examples of cases we have solved utiizing our experience and knowledge with equine therapy.
An event horse presented with acute lameness on the right front limb. Diagnostic ultrasound found a 15% tear on the lateral branch of the suspensory ligament. After a treatment plan between vet, owner and Results Equine Therapy was formed, RET treated the equine daily with Laser therapy for two weeks followed by Ultrasound therapy twice a week for four weeks. After 6 weeks, new ultrasound images showed rapid healing beyond expectations.
A western pleasure horse had a non-healing wound above a hind pastern joint. It was a reoccurring issue and the owner had found no effective treatments. Results Equine Therapy utilized Laser and Ultrasound therapy to kill the bacteria bioflim and stimulate the wound to heal. With in a few weeks, the wound was closed and new hair was growing back quickly.
A calcification in the tendon sheath around the suspensory caused acute lameness in an eventing horse. The case veterinarian recommend Results Equine Therapy to the client and daily treatment with Laser and Ultrasound began. A new ultrasound image was taken just four weeks later and showed the calcification completely dissolved and cleared away.
A newly acquired Hanoverian was developing an unusual and unsightly dip over his sacral spine despite correct work and conditioning. Examination found the large gluteal muscles to be tight and sore along with an overly tight group of muscles and connective tissue including the biceps, femoris, and semitendinosus (Hamstrings). Therapy sessions every two weeks for three months with therapeutic ultrasound, photon therapy, laser therapy, massage and stretching therapies were able to release, open and free the croup to develop as it should.
This Dutch Warmblood had an extended stay at a veterinary clinic after a simple IV catheter became badly infected. After the infection cleared, a large ball of scar tissue remained at the base of his jaw and his jugular vein became rigid. Six months later, he received therapeutic ultrasound and laser therapy twice a week for three months from Results Equine Therapy. The size of the bulge was greatly reduced and both the scar tissue and the vein became much more pliable. Further treatments may have been able to completely clear the mass, but his time in Aiken was temporary.
An older Jack Russell was having trouble getting around the house and partaking in his favorite activities. His veterinarian had restricted him from jumping but his owner saw it was hard for him to even climb stairs. After his first physical therapy treatment of laser, massage and range of motion work, he was visibly more comfortable and getting around the house more easily. After two weeks with 4 more therapy sessions, he was running around the yard and begging to play ball like a Jack Russell should.
A senior Shepherd mix that had already lost most of his hearing was also losing mobility due to arthritis in his hind end. After a few consecutive treatments which included electrical stimulation, ultrasound, laser, massage and range of motion work, this guy was happily following his owner around the barn again. With weekly maintenance treatments, he was acting like he did as a younger dog; chasing birds, cats and anything else that moved!
A draft cross was unintentionally over working his petite owner. He took a long time to warm up and then got very heavy after only a short period of quality work. A physical examination found tenderness and tightness over his right hip area. With a few treatments including electrical stimulation, massage and stretching plus educating the owner on skills and techniques to manage the issue, both horse and rider are able to enjoy long rides from beginning to end.
A young Holstein gelding working his way up in training was becoming unpredictable during mounting and having trouble collecting while working. Physical examination found the horse to be tight and sore across his lower back and into his croup. The increases in work out intensity and a growth spurt had left him locked up. With routine therapy treatments including electrical stimulation, massage and stretching along with owner education, this horse is exceeding all expectations!
A retired hunting Lab had a badly scarred front leg after a car accident. For years, he experienced restricted range of motion from the elbow down and had a tendency to carry the leg instead of use it. With extensive use of ultrasound therapy, massage, range of motion techniques and owner collaboration, this dog was once again able flex all of his joints, rest his pads on the ground and use his limb properly.
Therapy goals are often achieved through multiple sessions over time. Treatments can vary in time and intensity depending on the issues addressed.