Shockwave is here!

PenMar Equine is proud to offer Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, also known as Shockwave.  This modality allows us to treat a variety of soft tissue and orthopedic issues.

The unit we utilize is called VersaTron Shock Wave Therapy. This is the info from their site,

Shock wave is a noninvasive, high-energy pressure wave treatment, which is commonly used in human and veterinary medicine. It helps the body in relieving pain, speeding healing and improving quality of healing.

The VersaTron system has been proven effective for treating such conditions as:

  • Tendon and ligament injuries (Suspensory/Deep Digital Flexor Tendon)
  • Bone Fractures (stress fractures/splints)
  • OA/Joint inflammation and pain
  • Foot Injuries (Desmitis/Navicular syndrome/Ringbone/Chronic Heel Pain)
  • Wounds
  • Back pain/Kissing spines

Shock wave treatments can help your horse to return to work more quickly and has a more than a decade of clinical success behind it. The VersaTron is covered by most all insurance companies (up to 3 treatments) so it’s a beneficial option to owners.

Check out some more info and published research on shockwave: article

Shockwave and Navicular Disease

Shockwave and Suspensory Disease

Treating Back Pain