Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a form of treatment for musculoskeletal injuries in horses that is non-invasive and safe for extended use. The treatment works by promoting increased healing through a shock wave therapy. This simply means that our unit produces an acoustic wave that stimulates blood circulation, bone growth, metabolism, and several other biological effects. A typical treatment plan includes a physical exam followed by several sessions of shockwave therapy. The average session is 5 to 10 minutes long, performed every 5 to 10 days. A healing period is given after treatment and some conditions may require a “boost” treatment after several months.

Some injuries and conditions that may benefit from Shock Wave Therapy include:

  • • Tendon injuries
  • • Ligament injuries
  • • Chronic Back Pain
  • • Kissing Spine
  • • Osteoarthritis
  • • Stress Fractures
  • • Bucked Shins
  • • Bursitis
  • • Non-healing Wounds
  • • Scar Tissue

If you feel your horse would benefit from a more conservative and cost-effective method of treatment please contact our staff at Miss-Lou to set up a consultation.