What experience is there with PEMF therapy?
This technology has undergone many scientific clinical studies worldwide. Tens of thousands of patients have been successfully treated. A very high success rate has been reported for treated patients, resulting in a significant improvement in their quality of life
What is the difference between 'ordinary' magnet therapy and pulsed magnetic field therapy?
n “regular” magnet therapy, magnets such as those found in nature are used. These are applied in a blanket, bracelet, bandages or the like. Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy uses a coil of copper wires through which current flows. By causing the current to change direction with a certain frequency, a pulsating magnetic field is created. The frequency in which the change of direction occurs determines the effect of the therapy, relaxing or stimulating.
Ordinary magnets are stuck in the blanket or bandage, they cannot be turned around, so only 1 effect can be obtained, which is usually stimulating. But in addition, the “ordinary” magnets have a much smaller influence, they are much less strong, so they penetrate less far and have less effect in 24 hours than a pulsating magnetic field in 30 minutes.
My horse has a tendon injury. Should I use magnetic field therapy or laser therapy?
You can do both. The treatment methods are just below each other. In all the years that we have helped horses with tendon injuries, this has been achieved with the same result in both laser and pulsating magnetic field therapy. It is largely your own preference and partly dependent on the location of the injury.
The big difference is that laser light penetrates only a maximum of 5 cm and is stopped by bones and magnetic field therapy penetrates any type of tissue and the distance is only limited by the force of the magnet. In the case of the minipulse, which is most often used for tendon injuries, this is about 20 cm. More than enough for the entire leg. So when the tendon is deeper or you are talking about an attachment, we prefer magnetic field therapy. In all other cases, the treatment methods are equivalent.
In laser therapy, you hold a type of shower head in one place for about 30 seconds and then move it across the width of the head. You can approach a tendon from three sides, so that you are active for about 15 minutes.
With magnetic field therapy you put the minipulse on the leg and leave it there for 30 minutes, in the meantime you can do something else.
Laser therapy will probably only use you in the acute stage of the injury. Magnetic field therapy can also be used in the build-up phase due to the different setting options, to go through it with less risk.
How does PEMF therapy compare to laser therapy?
Laser therapy has a good effect on superficial injuries and on acupuncture points. Magnetic field therapy has a greater depth effect and therefore makes it very effective for deep-lying soft tissue problems and bone damage.