|Besides the magnetised
water in our pool, we are now able to offer Magnotherapy treatment for your
dog in our new magnetic field therapy unit
MAGNETIC FIELD THERAPY has been in regular use for humans, as a physiotherapy aid for many years. Originally used for the treatment of racing Greyhounds, its success in shortening recovery time and aiding wellbeing in general, bought it to the attention of canine therapists, such as ourselves. Having seen, first hand, the real results of this wonderful therapy and the benefits it delivers we are excited to offer this as an extra treatment to all our clients. Differing from the magnetic type collars, in that it is an all-encompassing, pulsing of electro magnetism, bathing the dog in a true magnetic field, aids the body to recover in a shorter time.
Gentle and non-invasive the dog rests in the cabinet whilst the magnetic field surrounds it, relieving pain, reducing swelling, improving circulation and calming the nervous system. Carried out prior Hydrotherapy the benefits are numerous, cumulative and a natural way to further enhance the health of your dog.
Conditions treatable are Arthritis, Cruciate ligament repair, broken bones, swollen joints, back injury, muscle strain, tendon injury, C.D.R.M. toe injury and pain in general.
20 minute treatment £16
Special offer £4 per 20 minute treatment pre-booked prior to Hydrotherapy/Swim
|The History of Magnetic Field
The application of magnets to speed healing of human bone and other injuries has been used for thousands of years. Scrolls dating from 2800 BC report on the use of natural magnets or lodestones by the ancient Egyptians.
During the 20th Century, electromagnetic fields generated by passing a low power current through copper coils has become a popular form of applying magnetic therapy. Since the 1950s pulsed magnetic fields have been acknowledged as an aid to to healing bone, ligaments, tendons and soft tissue in human athletes as a Physiotherapy mode. The use of magnetic therapy has become a popular as a safe, simple, non-sensitive, non-invasive form of Physiotherapy
Pulsed magnetic fields have been recognised as the most useful form of magnetic therapy in animals and humans. The 'pulsed' electromagnetic field (PEMF) is produced as the current to the electromagnetic coils is turned off, and on, ranging from one or two 'pulses' per second of magnetism applied over the injury area, up to 40 pulses per second. This pulsing is controlled electronically in the generator unit.
Magnets are thought to work by means of magnetic lines of force, which align electrolytes and minerals and other charged particles within the tissues.
How pulsed Electromagnetic fields work
The principle of electromagnetic therapy is based on the physiology that living blood, bone and tissue cells have an electrical potential that is produced by the inflow and out flow of charged particles or ions between the blood fluids and cells
These charged ions include Oxygen, Calcium, Proteins and Electrolytes that can be assisted to move more or less rapidly between the cells and fluids. Studies have shown that the human body has an electromagnetic field of 1 micro Gauss (one millionth of a Gauss)
Studies have shown that the electronic or charged particle gradients of Calcium and other ions across cell walls in 'membrane channels', are influenced by PEMF application, increasing the ion exchange activity to help re-establish and maintain normal cell function.
It is the flow of Calcium in and out of the blood and tissue cells that appears to exert the positive benefits of PEMF on bone healing by improving the rate of calcification and healing fractures that are commonly slow to heal.
Blood lymphocyte cells were activated by PEMF to enhance their division and maturity at sites of injuries, which may have a beneficial effect on immune response.