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Equine Applications

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Dressage

physiokey equine therapy may help soft tissue trauma as well as strain and tension areas areas along the back, hindquarters, hamstrings and neck.

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Show Jumping

physiokey equine therapy may help activate relaxation of muscles, prevent restriction in forelimb movement and improve extension and joint mobility.

Racing

physiokey equine therapy may help activate relaxation of the muscles to relieve pain, unlock tension and keep muscle soft and supple, and improve joint mobility.

Eventing

physiokey equine therapy may help to reduce muscle trauma and speed up recovery as well as improve lymphatic drainage to remove lactic acid from muscles.

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Dressage

 

Dressage competitions are judged subjectively, with the aesthetic quality of gaits and the expressiveness of the movements taken into account when scoring. Horses must demonstrate control, accuracy and flexibility and be extremely sensitive to the rider’s hands.

The nature of the work involved in this disciple requires great muscle control and coordination on the part of the horse.

physiokey equine therapy interfaces with the nervous system and may provide the following benefits to Thoroughbred horses* ; 

  • May increase blood flow to improve the supply of oxygen to muscles, reduce muscle trauma and speed up recovery
  • May help locate and treat strain and tension areas areas along the back, hindquarters, hamstrings and neck
  • May help in the treatment of oedema and trauma related to soft tissue
  • May assist in the improvement of lymphatic drainage
  • May assist relaxation of the muscles to relieve pain, unlock tension and keep muscle soft and supple,
  • May improved joint mobility allowing horse to move more freely and increase length of stride. 

physiokey is an essential tool in improving the health and performance of horses in every stable. 

*Individual results will vary. physiokey is not used or relied on for any diagnostic purposes, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

 

 

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Show Jumping

 

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Racing

 

The requirements placed on the musculoskeletal system on the young racehorse demands preventative and continued management throughout their racing career.

physiokey is a safe, easy to use, non-invasive therapy to help address and prevent common issues, improve performance and maintain your horse in peak condition.

physiokey equine therapy interfaces with the nervous system to provide the following benefits to Thoroughbred horses*;

  • May increase blood flow to improve the supply of oxygen to the muscles, reduce muscle trauma and speed up recovery
  • May improved lymphatic drainage to remove lactic acid
  • May aid in the relaxation of the muscles to relieve pain, unlock tension and keep muscle soft and supple,
  • May improve joint mobility allowing horse to move more freely and increase length of stride.

physiokey is an essential tool in improving the health and performance of horses in every stable.

*Individual results may vary. physiokey is not used or relied on for any diagnostic purposes, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

 

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Eventing

 

 

 

Comprised of three separate phases consisting of: dressage, cross country and show jumping, eventing is an extremely demanding equestrian sport, particularly since each phase’s requirements are very different.

  • May increase blood flow to improve the supply of oxygen to the muscles, reduce muscle trauma and speed up recovery*
  • May improve lymphatic drainage to remove lactic acid*
  • May assist relaxation of the muscles to relieve pain, unlock tension and keep muscle soft and supple*
  • May improve joint mobility allowing the horse to move more freely and increase length of stride*

physiokey is an essential tool in improving the health and performance of horses in every stable.

*Individual results may vary. physiokey is not used or relied on for any diagnostic purposes, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment

physiokey_equine_australia_logoFAQ'S

The main advantage of physiokey equine therapy is that it can aid treatment of a number of ailments in a natural way without chemicals that could have adverse side effects.

Is physiokey Equine Therapy safe?

physiokey equine therapy is extremely safe. There are no adverse side-effects and very few contraindications. The animals usually enjoy having treatment due to the endorphin release experienced when the neuropeptide-healing chemicals are released in response to the physiokey impulse. Horses may droop their lower lip and appear sedated! The results from physiokey equine therapy are fast, intense, and long lasting.

How does it work?

physiokey is bioadaptive impulse technology.

The adaptive and regulatory way in which the physiokey works is produced by constant skin and tissue resistance measurements. As a result, each signal individually adapts to the present state of the body. The form and duration of the therapy is regulated by the patient themselves. The effect on the vegetative nervous system and thus on the body's own adjustment and regulatory processes strengthens the body’s defence and shows the body a route to self-healing.

More than 80% of patients notice a significant change in their symptoms after treatment. Users report an improvement in the tensile state of the muscles. The rapid reduction of soft tissue swelling could be observed in a large number of patients. Here, it is likely that there is quicker lymph drainage as a result of the special impulse technology.

How often will I need to use the physiokey on my horse?

This will depend on many factors.

If your horses injury / condition is recent then you may achieve fast relief, return to function with only one or two applications of the physiokey. Other injuries that are chronic may take longer.

If your horse suffers from chronic injuries then you may need more sessions (even every day) to get significant and long lasting results.

Can I use the physiokey on myself!

Absolutely!!

The physiokey  device is a 100% drug-free non-invasive pain relief treatment that can be used by people and animals of all ages.

I'm not good with technology! Will I be able to use the physiokey correctly?

The physiokey is simple to use.

Once you understand the basic functions and become comfortable with the program settings you will be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to use on your horse and yourself!

We are always on hand to help via telephone, email, our and we regularly run demonstration days and equine clinics to give you a run-through session!

How does it work through the horse's body?

"Reflex areas of the skin (through their electrical properties) and tissue resonant frequencies provide up-to-date information about internal structures and organs within the body. This information CAN cover both structural integrity and functional capacity. Using skin electrostimulation and a very sophisticated electronic feedback, the device continually monitors the parameters and adjusts the next treatment signal accordingly. The signal is very close to a natural nerve impulse so the body can recognise and respond to it. It helps the brain to recognise where there is a problem and by stimulating the release of natural body chemicals (neuropeptides) it enables the body to heal itself more efficiently". Roger Meacock MRCVS

How does physiokey differ from PEMF and TENS?

Pain Relief

physiokey: Yes. Fast and Sustained. Pain relief extends beyond the actual treatment, often days to weeks.

PEMF: Concept of cellular health which in turn provides pain relief.

TENS: Short lived. Pain subsides usually only while the TENS unit is activated.

Functional Principle

physiokey: Principle of Interactive Neurostimulation. The physiokey generates a highly variable neural-like impulse that affects the sensory nerves just below the skin, activating the on-board pharmacy of the brain to release endorphins, opioids, anti-inflammatory mechanisms other neuropeptides.

PEMF: Principle of ‘Cellular Exercise. PEMF device sends a pulsing magnetic field through a soft, flexible rubber coil or rug. Concept of ‘Cellular Exercise’ -  stimulating cells to release waste, toxins and inflammation and receive oxygen and nutrients.

TENS: Gate theory to block pain.

Type of Therapy

physiokey: Dynamic and Active therapy. Specificity of treatment. Fixed electrodes on the device are moved over the skin to detect and treat specific areas. Targeted application = faster outcomes.

PEMF: Passive Therapy. A loop or rug is placed on or over the body.

TENS: Passive Therapy. Electrodes pads adhered to the skin. Treatment is hit or miss with electrode pads placed around pain area. No detection of treatment areas. No specificity of treatment.

Bio-Feedback

physiokey: Feedback Controlled. The device sends out a neural-like impulse and then waits for it to return from the body. The device then reads the returning impulse and adjusts its own subsequent signal. Because of this feedback mechanism, each new signal differs from the previous one, thus preventing the body habituating to a single, continuous electrical signal.

PEMF: No Feedback. Pulsing electromagnetic fields travel from the main unit through the loop/s

TENS: No Feedback. The body adapts itself to the single, continuous electrical signal and eventually just ignores it. The net result? The pain returns.

Release of Regulative Peptides

physiokey: Yes. physiokey's highly variable neural-like impulse induces the release of neuropeptides due to their ability to activate C fibres. It is the release of neuropeptides that enables the body to heal.

PEMF: Yes

TENS: No.

Treatment efficiency

physiokey: Highly Effective treatment times. 5-20 minutes at a time.

PEMF: Effective treatment times. 30-45 minutes at a time.

TENS: Requires prolonged use for effect.

 

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