This article really applies to both people and horses, often doctors and veterinarians are very quick to suggest steroid injections for joint or back pain, and certainly steroids have their place, but you must know that there are risks of complications, and also that there are alternatives!
Read more here- Avoiding Steroid Injections
Did you know… PEMF Therapy improves blood circulation? 🤔 One of the most basic functions magnetic fields have in the body is to increase circulation, not by increasing heartbeat or blood pressure, but by opening and dilating the arteries and capillaries.
When a cell (such as a red blood cell) is injured or ill, it does not hold its ideal charge. This causes red blood cells to “stick” together, making circulation slow. When a magnetic field passes through the cell, the membrane becomes properly charged, allowing the cell to repel itself and keep separate from other cells, thereby increasing circulation. Blood vessels dilate improving the amount of blood flowing through the vessels and therefore increasing the amount of oxygen delivered to the tissues.
Poor circulation makes tissues unhealthy and prone to disease and breakdown.
Improved circulation helps tissues get the nutrition they need, while expelling the waste they produce.
Good circulation helps tissue with healing and regeneration, reduces swelling and bruising.
pc: The Art and Science of Kinesiology
I love this picture because it illustrates so clearly how muscular tightness can change the balance of your whole body! You can see that the shortened quadratus lumborum causes the pelvis to shift and the lumbar spine to become curved. This of course isn’t the end of it, because if your hips are out of whack, then your knees suffer as well.
So it turns into a whole body issue, just from one muscle! If you are a rider, the problem compounds. We all know that if you are sitting unevenly in the saddle, the best case scenario is that you are going to have a hard time using your seat to communicate with your horse. But worse, over time this uneven distribution of your weight over your horse’s back can also cause him to have a sore back, which can then go to his hips, then to stifles, hocks, and so on and so forth. You get the picture!
The point is, we can get ahead of these issues if we fix them before they get too far. Don’t let a minor muscular tightness turn into a whole body problem! Regular massage and PEMF therapy are the keys to staying loose and in balance!
Did you know PEMF 🌀 can Improve Athletic Performance by Enhancing Muscle Function? 💪🏼 .
A four-year collaborative study conducted by NASA found that…“PEMF was able to stimulate growth and repair in animal tissues. It has been found that muscles actually work harder and longer and recover faster”
PEMF improves muscle energy production. This allows muscles to work harder and longer, and recover more quickly from their work. Muscles that are contracted or in spasm are better able to relax, decreasing tension and reducing pain caused by spasm.
PEMF enhances the synthesis of proteins allowing the body to take full advantage of proteins.
This means that you, or your horse, can run faster, lift stronger, jump higher and recover faster! Which is awesome!
“I was introduced to the PEMF by a good friend. Being a competitive athlete I thought lets give it a try. After my first time I was really impressed with how loose and pain free it made me feel. I immediately told my coaches about it and set a time for it to be introduced to the coaches and fellow athletes. Everyone was impressed and it has become a regular therapeutic modality. I would recommend the PEMF to all athletes and everyone who suffers from pain and range of motion problems.”
Take it from the pros- if you are looking for a drug free way to relieve pain and perform your best, PEMF therapy is your answer!
Professional athletes speak about PEMF
WHAT IS PLANTAR FASCIITIS?🤔⬇⬇
The plantar fascia plays an important role in normal foot biomechanics. 🏃🏾The plantar fascia is firmly anchored to the calcaneus (heel bone) and extends forward as a thick band of longitudinally arranged connective tissue fibers. The fibers diverge and as they pass anteriorly, they form individual bands that enter the toes and connect with bones, ligaments and the skin.✅This fascia provides static support for the longitudinal arch of the foot and acts as a dynamic shock absorber.💪🏾 Plantar fasciitis is an overuse condition of the plantar fascia at its attachment to the calcaneus (heel bone), it is due to collagen disarray in the absence of inflammatory cells. 🤕Thus, the condition resembles that of tendinosis/tendinopathy and should be more correctly referred to as “plantar fasciosis” or “fasciopathy”. Individuals who have low arch (flat feet) or high arch feet have an increased risk of developing this condition. Plantar fasciitis is commonly associated with tightness in the calf, hamstring and gluteal region. Tightness in these areas can predispose to plantar fasciitis by altering the normal foot biomechanics.📖
Source: (4th Edition) Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine . and @physioosteogram
If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, I can help! Massage and PEMF therapy have shown to be very effective at helping to reduce the pain and heal the tendons and fascia of the foot, as well as easing the muscular tightness that contributed to the condition in the first place!