Some things are too good to send back….
When Indiba offered me a month’s trial of their new Equine radio frequency therapy device, I said yes, but in the back of my mind was the thought that it can’t really be as good as they claim.
After training and signing various bits of papers promising to keep the new shiny machine safe, I was a little alarmed that it was so heavy to lift into my car. Would the weight outweigh the benefits? only time would tell.
After week one I was swearing at and about it and sharing my concerns with fellow equine physio – Sarah Robinson from Jedburgh, who was trialling hers too. We had quite a moan for the first week or so – but patience, and testing were key.
By the end of week two I was starting to get feedback from owners – good feedback, well, it was actually really good feedback. And talking to my Equine Physio Colleague I learned she was getting the same good results too. The moaning turned into positive noises and so it went on.
As the weeks went by, the shiny silver Indiba case seemed to get lighter and setting up took a lot less time. The feedback continued to be good, owners were enthusiastic, and their horses were happy.
In mid-December Ian from Indiba messaged to say that my trial had ended, and it was time to send ‘my’ radio frequency machine back to Indiba…..
Well actually I did send it back – but only when my brand new one arrived. It was a major investment but one I am convinced is already making a difference to the horses I treat.
So, what does this magic machine actually do, and why is it different from other electrotherapy modalities that I use?
For starters it’s not ‘magic’, like all electrotherapy devices – it’s not a standalone quick fix. It works alongside manual work, mobilisation and corrective exercises. Sorry – but you and your horse still have to do your homework!
And now for the ‘sciency’ bit… how it works
After 10+ years of research (lots – and it is still ongoing), Indiba recognised that the frequency of 448KHz was the most effective for creating ideal conditions for healing and remodelling.
The magnetic pulse travels with the electric current, deep into the body, making its way to the neutral plate that is usually placed on the horse’s sternum.
Indiba also recognised that at 448KHz, the effect continued after treatment – unlike any of the other modalities currently being used in physiotherapy.
So, it goes deeper than other electrotherapy devices and the effect continues post treatment.
Yes, it is heavy, and it does need power; and for the best results, for some conditions, weekly treatments are needed to kick start the healing process.
With this in mind I am planning clinics where necessary, at various yards throughout Cumbria, Dumfriesshire and Northumberland. And for those acute injuries such as tendon strains, (the success with tendon repair is phenomenal), I will be offering an in-patient service alongside my usual practise.
Indiba’s Equine radio frequency therapy device is already making a real difference to the horses I treat and I’m fortunate to be one of the first in the UK to be using it. It’s an expensive piece of equipment, so I’m not sure how many practitioners will be investing – but for me, it is already proving to be invaluable.
If you think your horse would benefit for treatment, give me a call and we can chat. I’ve been massively impressed about what it can do – even for the most acute of injuries.
Call me on 07740 587648 or email me email@example.com