Sports Medicine

  Soundness of your horse is critical for your horse’s peak performance . Your horses comfort level influences their ability to perform as well as their trainability and quality of life. To this end, we offer an extensive lameness exam to identify and solve the issues that arise with a horse’s soundness. We offer a variety of therapies to treat lameness issues and to keep your horse competition-ready. The therapies offered will be tailored to the specific source of the lameness and will be offered based upon well-designed, well-conducted research using an evidence based medicine approach.

Recommended Therapies may include:

  • Rehabilitation and controlled return to work.
  • Joint Injections with evidence based medications including hyaluronic acid, corticosteroids, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), IRAP™ (Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein), and cultured mesenchymal stem cells.
  • Shockwave Therapy
    • Shockwave Therapy stimulates the natural healing response. Studies have demonstrated the following clinical effects:
      • reduction of inflammation & pain
      • activation of stem cells, platelets, etc.
      • release of growth factors
      • increased blood flow and other healing mediators

      Each shockwave pulse causes a sudden pressure spike that travels throughout the tissue. Cells react to sudden pressure changes with alarm, just like a person would to a thunderclap, and release distress signals which trigger the body’s healing response. Shockwave therapy keeps the repair process going until the injury is completely healed. Depending on the nature of the injury, your horse may require a series of 2-4 treatments.

      The most commonly treated conditions are: • Suspensory & Ligament Injuries • Back & Neck Pain • Foot Pain • Bucked Shins • Joint Pain

  • Musculoskeletal Surgeries