The Road to Success…
Starts with a well thought out plan. That’s where we come in.
We design our plan for treatment based on your needs and goals for your horse. Each horse is an individual with different needs, weak areas, and fitness levels. Our goal is to provide the best care for each horse.
Need to improve topline? We can work on that. Rebuilding muscle after treating for EPM? We have a plan for that. Not sure how to return to competition after surgery? We can help!
Quality work is the staple of our business. We keep our numbers low, so we don’t have to rush through treatments. We work very closely with your vet to provide a treatment plan that works for your situation. We treat every horse like our own, and they love it here!
Why Do We use Different Water Levels?
Aquapacer Underwater Treadmill - We feel like the above-ground units are the most versatile for a variety of workouts because they feature adjustable water levels, so we can safely work horses of all sizes. Horses stay more relaxed and balanced when you adjust the water level to their individual needs.
Filled up (bottom to middle of shoulder) - We use this water level for all post-surgery or injured horses. The higher water takes the weight off the horse's legs and allows them to build range of motion, muscle, and lung capacity without stressing joints or soft tissue.
Filled above the knee - This water level is for our performance conditioning and EPM recovery horses. The water still helps keep the strain off the joints, but encourages the horse to step and and over the water similar to a person working on a stair climber machine. This really gets that range of motion in the hips, builds that topline, and helps create a more balanced horse. Plus pulling through the water at this phase creates massive forearm muscle and increases that stride reach. Gotta get that cardio.
Filled below the knee - I don't use this water level as much as the others, but it definitely has great benefits for certain horses. They are full weight bearing at the level, but I can use it to strengthen lower leg muscle, tendons, and ligaments. This is great for rodeo or race horses that might have to encounter muddy unfavorable ground conditions. It also builds up forearm muscle as well. It's a lot of resistance and strain, so we save this workout for our fit/sound horses looking for that performance edge above the competition.
Dry treadmill - While I prefer water, it's nice to have a unit that can be used for dry treadmill workouts too. We use it mostly for evaluating progress with lameness cases, but it’s another form of exercise we can use to provide a different type of workout.
PEMF is the Game Changer when it comes to Healing Injuries and Saying WHOA to Pain!
PEMF therapy has been used since the 1970’s on performance horses and race horses, to treat fractures and injuries and to help in pre and post competition to aid in both warm up and recovery. We don't go a day without it at Superior Therapy LLC! Not only does it cut healing time in half, but every horse can benefit from increased circulation. It increases Oxygen in the blood by 200% ... Better performance, injury treatment/prevention, wound care, and all-around better horses!
Respond Systems, Inc. has sold therapy systems to over 8,000 veterinarians, owners, therapists, trainers and riders world-wide, and is now used by the U.S.E.T. as well as internationally.
How could your barn benefit from having your own PEMF equipment? It's simple to use, little risk of over-treating, and a great way to manage pain without drugs. Horses love it and relax instantly.
PEMF therapy has been approved by the United States FDA for non-union fractures. Thousands of studies have been conducted over the past 40 years in both veterinary and human medicine reporting the effectiveness of PEMF therapy to treat not only non-union fractures but also improved tendon repair, nerve regeneration and accelerated healing.
Respond products have been in my barn since 1997.... Why pay per treatment for therapy when you can have your own equipment? Payment plans available. Contact us for more information!