What is whole body vibration pt 3 - 411 Barrel Horse Wellness
So... you have done your research on why Whole Body Vibration is good for your horses, and you've practiced simulating what it would be like for your horse to stand ground tied on the EquiVibe plate, now you can move on to the good stuff; the therapy session and benefits! EquiVibe helps horse's with performance, rehabilitation, and preventive care. Below, I have short video clips of how I utilize all three and how I maximize those benefits. Feel free to take these suggestions and work it around what your horse enjoys the most.
If you are looking for a side effect-free way to creating explosive power, speed and agility in your performance horse, then WBV (whole body vibration) is a great option. The best way to prepare your athlete on the vibe plate is listed below.
Pre Performance/Race/Show-Warm Up-10 min
Post Performance/Race/Show-Cool Down-10 min
Equivibe.com suggests that, “Before competing, vibration therapy provides an optimal substitute to a traditional warm up. Using this alternative allows muscles to be stimulated and prepared for significant movement without the substantial energy exertion that comes with traditional exercises.”
Sometimes training doesn't go as planned and horse's come up lame. Stop searching for unreliable ways to cure soft issue injuries, and get back to wellness quickly. Here are some great rehabilitation tips for your horse:
Bowed Tendon-acute, chronic, & ongoing therapy for tendon injury-30 min/2x daily
Muscle Atrophy—30 min/1-2x daily
Randy with Equivibe states, “They are telling us that rehabilitation, and many times very serious rehab is taking half the time to recover. Some cases are so serious that they are told the horse will never work, be ridden or have a normal way of life again. But then find out that the EquiVibe has brought their horse back to a normal routine again. Some of the stories we get are amazing. The EquiVibe has gone way past our expectations.”
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and 8 weeks of stall-rest. The more you can increase circulation, promote inner healing, and build stronger bones, the less you have to er on the side of caution in competition.
Travel Stress and general relaxation-30 min
Sore Backs & Overall Muscle Soreness-20 min/2x daily
Lympathic and Detox elements – 20 min/2x daily
Stay competitive longer and stronger in the arena. Lay-up and recovery time is greatly reduced, injuries are prevented, and inner wellness is not compromised. The more you can compete safely the more money you can win because you horse isn’t hindered by competition stressors. Keep in mind EquiVibe is side-effect free and can be used safely used with several other types of modalities like : laser therapy, massage, chiropractics, and more. I have had incredible, well rounded results by administering cold laser therapy, acupressure, massage and body work in combination with whole body vibration.
Don't forget that these platforms are extremely durable! They can hold up to 2,400 lbs and come with a great warranty. The platforms are provided with great customer service, knowledgeable staff, and are made in America. If you have questions about how to get the most out of your EquiVibe and horse therapy program email me, or call EquiVibe today. We are happy to help. If you missed my previous post on WBV then click here!