Think about this in human terms, if you strain or damage a muscle it will usually go into spasm causing both pain and reduced movement this will often result in further secondary problems as you change your posture in an attempt to reduce pain and stay comfortable, for example a lower back injury will often result in neck and shoulder stiffness/pain as a result of changes in how you stand or hold yourself using your muscles in a different way to function. Your horse reacts in just the same way so using the CETS (Cyclo-ssage Equine Therapy System) will effectively reduce all muscle spasm/pain, increase mobility and allow you to begin the process of increasing the strength and integrity of the affected muscles. Muscle injury often occurs because the horses core strength is not sufficient for the demands being placed on it, CETS is an effective and powerfull assistance during training and exercise to enable you to maximise muscle development and strength.
As your horses career progress’s and you start jumping bigger tracks the impact of landing over fences increases dramatically often causing jarring in the neck and shoulders, this then effects the horse’s ability to make tight turns and bascule correctly over fences often landing on the wrong lead. This results in a massive reduction in performance. The CETS can be used between rounds to solve this problem as well as during training to increase core strength. Horses with this issue will often be seen to be very “one sided” which untreated will lead to asymmetric muscle development.
Arthritic joints cause many secondary symptoms, e.g. an arthritic hock will cause stiffness in the back and neck as the horse seeks to compensate, this will cause more low grade pain/soreness and inevitably shorten and change the horses usual gait. Using the CETS will reduce the compensatory symptoms, combat asymmetrical muscle development and effectively lower or eliminate pain. Gait and stride length will improve and the horse will also be far more comfortable.
Vets often recommend physiotherapy to speed and assist recovery. This is normally carried out by a registered physiotherapist by way of regular weekly or monthly visits, the problem is then maintaining progress between visits, many horses will “go backwards” before the next session. The CETS used daily will not only maintain progress but normally speed up the entire process significantly. (Always discuss with your vet first, we are always happy to talk with vets who are not familiar with CETS)