Here at Southwest Veterinary Service, we work hard to stay up-to-date with the latest advances in veterinary medicine. For this reason, we are pleased to announce that we offer regenerative shock wave therapy for our patients.
Regenerative shock wave therapy uses high intensity shock waves to help aid in the healing process. It is quite effective and non-invasive. Unlike the name, shock wave therapy does not shock or hurt the patient. Instead, the waves are used to make the horse’s own body release growth factors and increase the blood flow to the affected area.
Shock wave therapy also increases the quality of the healing process. Often after an injury, the injured area heals but does not heal back to its original strength. Our hope, using shock wave therapy, is to increase the healing by promoting increased blood flow. We also believe that shock therapy can prevent re-injuries.
Regenerative shock therapy is often used in cases that are hard to heal. This includes osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease. Many tendon and ligament injuries are also helped by shock therapy. Bone injuries can sometimes be helped by this therapy.
If you have any questions about whether or not regenerative shock therapy will help your horse and his or her condition, feel free to contact us today. We would be happy to assist you in any way that we can!