Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy is a non-invasive treatment modality that pulses electromagnetic fields in body tissues to speed and promote healing. In humans, PEMF devices are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat certain bone fractures and to treat plantar fasciitis, post-operative pain and edema, and arthritis. This modality is being utilized more and more in veterinary medicine as well for inflammation and arthritis, bone fractures, pain, edema, and to promote chronic wound healing. Ongoing research is being done to grown the base of scientific evidence to support the use of PEMF treatment options. PEMF can de delivered via device, mats, and beds, making it an easy addition to most treatment plans. PEMF devices have been used therapeutically for over 100 years. Scientists have also developed PEMF devices using specific electromagnetic waveforms to affect specific biological processes. These are termed “targeted PEMF.” Non-targeted PEMF systems are also available, which were not specifically configured for target waveforms and can be used for a wide range of conditions.
At Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice and Integrative Medicine, we have been utilizing the Assisi Loop for several years and have been very happy with the clinical results. Our patients use the loop for their osteoarthritis pain, Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), chronic wounds, to help speed surgical healing (especially post-op TPLO or soft tissue surgeries), and for cognitive dysfunction and anxiety. In some of our patients that do not tolerate acupuncture treatments, we are able to rely more heavily on the Assisi Animal Health products to help improve comfort. They have more recently developed the Calmer Canine device, which is targeted waveform therapy to help regulate brain function in cases of Canine Separation Anxiety. The Assisi Loop does not make any noise or vibrations so is usually very well tolerated by patients of Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice & Integrative Medicine- especially during TV time or nap time.
If you have a pet you think would benefit from a PEMF device, pet acupuncture, in-home palliative care, or integrative medicine consultation, please contact Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice, In-Home Euthanasia, and Integrative Medicine at 757-474-5968.