Read about one customers’ success story with the Niagara Equissage Pulse Digital Back Pad and Hand Unit, specifically focusing on how both helped deal with her mare’s stiffness and joint mobility in relation to the hocks.
Niagara Equissage customer Olivia Rose Robertson tells us 'Every year without fail, I would go to the Equissage stand at Badminton Horse Trials and consider purchasing a unit for my horses. I never felt as though I could warrant buying one, until my top mare at the time began to show arthritic changes in her hocks. She started to display increased stiffness and the time in which it took us to warm up, doubled. A friend had had great success using the Niagara Equissage Pulse Pad and Hand Unit with her older horse, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to book a free demonstration with my local representative. After a fantastic demo from Lottie and detailed explanation of how the equipment could aid joint mobility and thus help with Bonnies hind limb engagement, I just knew I needed the Niagara Equissage Pulse in my life. If I had known now how much it would have improved her way of going and general happiness, I would have got one so much sooner!’
‘I noticed such a difference after only a couple of days of using the Niagara Equissage Pulse consistently. The biggest change was most definitely her increase in hock angle and joint mobility around that area. The stiffness decreased quite substantially, which meant so did the time in which it took her to warm up. Plus, I was confident that a post training session would aid recovery, as well as helping her longer term until the next ride. Our competition results over the coming months spoke for themselves and I am adamant that this was down to her daily therapy. Our scores increased by 4%+ and in turn we qualified for the British Dressage Nationals! Bonnie also has other underlying health conditions which the Equissage also benefited. It really was a win, win, win! Thank you so much to the team at Niagara Equissage for creating and supplying such a wonderful piece of equipment. I cannot imagine being without mine now!'
Like Bonnie, thousands of horses worldwide have experienced success stories using Niagara Equissage Pulse. If a horse’s circulatory system is not working at its best, they can experience muscle fatigue, decreased joint mobility, decreased performance and a general low mood; all of which Bonnie was experiencing. As athletes, it is vital that a horse’s circulatory system is working at optimum levels, to ensure that they can perform to the best of their ability. This is where the Niagara Equissage Pulse can help! The Niagara Equissage Pulse is produced to the same standards as medical grade human NHC Cyclo-Therapy® devices, which allows you to take control of your horse’s health, performance and therapy needs 24/7. It is safe, natural, easy to use and most importantly it works. The Niagara Equissage Pulse hand unit is a registered Class IIa medical device and is used in human therapy and in hospitals and healthcare centres around the world. You know that you are in safe hands when using Niagara Equissage products.
Both the back pad and the hand unit offer a natural and non-invasive form of therapy, using Cycloid Vibration Therapy better know as NHC Cyclo-Therapy®. This is characterised by a three-dimensional, non-aggressive vibration, generated by a patented electromechanical oscillator. There is an obvious difference you can feel when compared to an ordinary vibrating massage unit which produces an aggressive “slapping” or “pounding” vibration. Niagara Equissage Pulse has a special suspensory system that generates therapy in a circular motion in every direction. This type of suspension causes the energy of the Niagara Equissage Pulse to penetrate deeply, but gently throughout your horse’s entire body, for optimal results. The NHC Cyclo-Therapy® technology has been positively tested and developed over a number of years, across a multitude of disciplines and is widely used worldwide.
Clinical trials at Writtle College in the UK showed that the Niagara Equissage Pulse helped to increase horse’s length of stride by up to 13%, assisting performance across all disciplines. The study included eight horses of varying ages who were monitored for their length of stride before and after a treatment with the Niagara Equissage Pulse daily over two weeks. Veterinary Surgeon Dietrich Graf von Schweinitz says: “Not only did the stride length appear to improve, but an increase in the speed of the stride (from an average of 2.6m/sec to 3.1m/sec) was also found in the study. The hock joint flexion and swing phase of the stride improvements provide an increased power translating in improved performance for all disciplines.”
Has Bonnies successes after using the Niagara Equissage Pulse inspired you to experience the benefits first-hand? Call us today or make contact via our website and social platforms, to arrange a completely free, no obligation product demonstration from one of our therapy advisors nationwide.