Activo -Med Wave Light Pulse and why it is one of my favorite tools.
WLP is both a low level laser, and pemf in one.
Different modalities working on the body's cells in different ways.
Light is energy that behaves like a wave, made up of particles called photons. Near infrared wavelengths in the 600 nm to 1000 nm range react with tissues differently than far infrared.This technology is referred to as photobiomodulation, or more commonly light therapy .
When applied to damaged cells using low energy lasers or light-emitting diode (LED) , these specific wavelengths have been shown to promote tissue repair and modulate pain. Studies show that a photoacceptor molecule within the cell called cytochrome c oxidase actually absorbs the photons and accelerates the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy the cells use.
Damaged cells have a hard time making the energy they need to repair themselves, and light therapy gives them the fuel they need to repair and regenerate cells restore homeostasis and reduce inflammation.
Light therapy provides not only a temporary increase in circulation but also increases new capillary formation. These treatments help tissue and nerves heal more quickly with less scar tissue, while reducing pain caused by injury, arthritis or other inflammatory conditions.
PEMF - pulse electro-magnetic therapy works on the microcirculation. All energy is electromagnetic in nature. All atoms, chemicals and cells produce electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Every organ in the body produces it own signature bioelectromagnetic field. Nothing happens in the body without an electromagnetic exchange.
Therapeutic pemf is designed to positively support cellular energy which helps restore normal function. This is done with specific frequency, waveforms, intensity over a specific time period depending on the condition being treated.
The Wave Light Pulse is just one of the pieces of equipment that Activo-Med manufactures using more than one modality. The Power Pads can also be ordered with a combination of modalities including pemf,Light therapy and massage.
The combination of the pemf and Light therapy, to me , just makes sense in that you are revitalizing cells through the light therapy increasing the energy of the cell through increased ATP production which then makes the oxygenation of the newly revitalized cells more effective. The visible red light therapy is working to about a depth of 8 - 10 mm, the infrared approx. 30 - 40 mm and the pemf has the ability to travel through the body.
One of the things that drew me to the Activo-Med line of equipment was the versatility.
The control box that works the Combi Pro rug, pemf AND massage in one rug, also operates front and hind boots (add on items), which can be run at the same time as the rug giving your horse a truly all over body therapy session in only 25 minutes.
Additional add ons that are available :
Pecdominal Pad - many horses, especially those running and jumping, suffer muscle tension in the pectoral and abdominal area often experiencing anxiousness during girthing.
This is the only system on the market that provides both pulsed and massage to this area.
This item can be used as a stand alone item or as an addition to the Combi Pro or Contender (with upgraded compact control box)
Hoof Boot - A specialized item , the hoof boots are available individually or as a pair. Can be bought as a complete set with the control box/battery or as an add-on to the blanket.
Several top equestrians use these regularly on horses with heavy jumping schedules. Other uses are for Navicular, coffin bone fractures, hoof bruises.
Power Pad - A compact and affordable way to provide pemf/massage/light therapy to your horse to target specific areas. All three therapies can be run at the same time or individually.
The pad can be easily used on neck, withers, shoulders, saddle area, lumbar/SI, rump.
Wave Light Pulse -WLP - This is my go to for everyday therapy, either by itself or as an adjunct therapy to equine body work.
Available as red/infrared, pemf, massage and as a cluster, pen or boot this system can work on a myriad of issues:
*Muscles *tendons * ligament * bumps and bruises * edema * wounds * arthritis
* fractures * splints.
We are looking forward to 2019 and making plans to attend more shows, clinics and major events around Florida and beyond.
Coming soon, a new product line that we are excited to share with you, Total Saddle Fit.
Again, we use these products ourselves and having first hand experience helps us help you find the best products for your equine partner.
Below are some of our items we already have on hand and are available online or at the events we attend.
Do you have a favorite product you think has helped your horse?
Leave us a message below. We would love to hear what has worked for you.
Slow and steady. We are very gradually getting our store up and running.
Our next goal is to get a van and get on the road for 2019.
If you read this blog and then go to our store and buy an item or two I am giving a 5% discount for the rest of this week, so December 5th - 8th enter the code "Five" at checkout.
The first video gives a brief of the Combi -Light or WLP -Wave Light Pulse. I realized after taping that the control box could not be seen properly so I re-shot a short clip of the control box. The flashing of the control box readout is due to the frame rate of the video. This is not how the display will look in real time.
The control box you will see in the video below is the Pro from the Combi rug. It is a larger processor than the Compact that comes with the WLP and has a different read out on the display. I will add a further video on how to use the compact control box soon.