What can we treat?-Balanced Equine Performance
How do we perform Animal Biomechanical Medicine (ABM)?
ABM practitioners Motion Palpate animals which allows them to feel for area's of the spine that are not functioning and moving normally. The ABM practitioner may then use high velocity, low amplitude thrust, soft tissue techniques as well as non-force neurological influencing techniques such as fascial and respiratory releases to influence joints through their normal range of motion to return these areas to a normal physiological function.
How do we perform Acupuncture on Animals?
Very small Acupuncture needles can be used to stimulate Acupuncture points and are left in place for up to 20 minutes. Alternatively a hypodermic needle is used and a substance (Vitamin B12 and Traumeel – a homotoxicologic agent) is injected into Acupuncture points and will continue to stimulate the Acupuncture point after the needle is removed. Laser can also be used for sensitive areas.
Typically the first consultation will take 1 to 1.5 hours. Follow up consultations usually take up to an hour.
How often will my horse need to be treated?
Treatment frequency depends on the condition being treated. An acute condition may only require 1 treatment however chronic conditions may require multiple treatments. A positive response is usually seen after 1-3 treatments. Treatments can then be organized if symptoms recur. Regular treatments every 3 to 6 months is recommended in horses with chronic issues or high performance horses.
ABM is a treatment modality that can preempt the formation of medical conditions. Studies have shown that regular treatments will help your animals ability to remain healthy, promote joint health and allow your animals full potential to be reached.
Musculoskeletal issues that can be treated include:
- Osteoarthritis - including back and neck pain, kissing spines etc.
- Lameness and their compensations including Navicular, tendonitis/tendon injuries, laminitis and lameness's of unknown cause.
- Muscle spasms
- Sacroiliac dysfunction
Medical conditions include:
- Gastrointestinal problems,
- Behavioural problems (including marish behaviour)
- Infertility and irregular breeding cycles.
- Geriatric and performance maintenance
And many more!!!!
NB: Treatment should be performed in conjunction with your regular Equine Veterinarian.