The TheraPlate is a vibrational plate controlled by vortex wave motors. With settings from 0-100Hz (cycles per second) the impact free vibration can be customized to increase circulation, relax stiff muscles, and provide isotonic exercise to our equine patients. Vibration plate therapy has been studied in humans and animals, focusing on increasing circulation and its ability to mimic the effects of traditional exercise and weight bearing. Studies have found that just 15 minutes on a vibration plate prevented the bone resorption seen in non weight bearing situations such as bed rest or persons in space for periods of time.
The TheraPlate is being used to support horses with laminitis, abscesses, arthritis, and chronic conditions or stiffness where increased blood flow may be helpful. It is also extraordinarily helpful in maintaining fitness in stall rested horses. It provides isotonic exercise to horses with wounds or tendon and ligament injuries who need restricted motion.
Many riders are using a TheraPlate to warm up their performance horses prior to competition.
TheraPlate sessions typically last 15-20 minutes and may be prescribed 1-3x/day or as needed.
We are able to schedule TheraPlate sessions on a haul in basis between 8-4 Monday through Friday, or horses may be boarded at the clinic for treatment.
A TB mare enjoying a Theraplate session to decrease inflammation in her injured hock. She was treated daily for three weeks to decrease inflammation and speed healing of a completely avulsed lateral collateral ligament. She is now happily enjoying turn out and light excerise at home.