California Riding Magazine • March, 2008

Electromagnetic Pulsed Therapy
Therapeutic and diagnostic technology
has many benefits.

by Kimberly Schaffer

Therapy using Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy (PEMF) is a relatively new, but very effective form of physical therapy. It is utilized for accelerated therapeutic purposes in the medical field.

The use of PEMF is an efficient and simple therapy method. By influencing the animal generally, or locally, with the magnetic field packed in impulse bundles, the cellular functions can be improved considerably. The pulsating magnetic field has a high biological effectiveness, which is being used in the medical field as a means of therapy and as a diagnostic tool.

In the human and animal organism, both consist of a large number of cells. These cells function electrically. If there is no electrical potential left in the cell, it is no longer viable. These cells have a basic or rest potential that is necessary for normal cellular metabolism.

Diseased or damaged cells have an altered rest potential. If the ions (electrically charged particles surrounding the cells) move into the area of the PEMF field, they will be influenced by the rhythm of the pulsation. The rest potential of the cell is proportional to the ion exchange occurring at the cell membrane. The ion exchange is also responsible for the oxygen utilization of the cell.

In laymen’s terms, it’s like a battery that runs low and needs recharging: This is what PEMF does to the animal’s cells.
Within a short time you will notice that application on a healthy horse results in a much more relaxed behavior, and an improved sense of wellness in the horse. Energizing the equine before competitions improves athletic performance dramatically. Treatment for various diseases results in much faster healing, recovery, improvement of metabolic disorders, muscular injuries and rheumatic problems.

It will give your horse more stamina, extend their range of motion and help your horses recover from competition sooner. Used as a diagnostic tool it can tell you where your horse is sore and in pain.
Over half of all the top winning Thoroughbred racehorse trainers use this therapy at the racetracks with winning success.

This therapy can be used in all disciplines of horse competitions, and we are offering it in the San Diego and Riverside areas.

Kimberly Schaffer’s company is Schaffer Equine Therapy Services. She can be reached at 760-758-3143.