Our Rehabilitation Program
Why do many top veterinarians refer their clients to us? At SERF, we provide our referring veterinarians and their clients with the most advanced equipment, a skilled staff and a safe facility to ensure a top quality rehabilitation. As expert horseman we strive for excellent communication between our clients, supervising veterinarian and our staff. We follow the approved treatment plan of each individual horse. Allow us to aid in the rehabilitation of your equine athlete and you will see why our services are trusted by many top trainers and veterinarians.
Hot/Cold Salt Hydrotherapy Spa
The Nautilus Equine Salt Water Spa is an Equine Therapy Spa that has been designed and engineered to assist in the treatment and prevention of lower leg injuries and disease. It is the only spa on the market that offers the user the ability to utilize both hot and cold salt water therapies. The cold salt water therapy has been utilized by many trainers and veterinarians to treat a variety of “wear and tear” injuries (tendon and ligament, inflammation, arthritis, laminitis) and keep them from escalating into a more serious injury. The hot water feature stimulates blood flow and loosens sore and stiff muscles. This decreases the likelihood of the occurrence of many common injuries currently sustained by these world class athletes.
IN ground Hydro Horse 12 foot Treadmill
SERF supplies the premier submerged 12 foot Treadmill System – a high tech engineered combination of a treadmill, whirlpool, and swimming pool with the added advantage of easy and convenient entrance and exit. The larger than standard size allows for more freedom of movement while supporting up to half of the horse’s body weight. It’s a trusted method designed to aid the therapeutic healing, strengthening, conditioning, and training of all types of horses while avoiding the concussive stress and possibility of re-injury of track/arena workouts.
VIBRATION PLATE THERAPY – FULL STALL
Our box stall size Vibration Plate produces Whole Body Vertical Vibration which was first used in the space program to offset the loss of bone strength and muscle mass. WBVV stimulates an immediate increase in blood flow to the muscles and surrounding tissues which not only reduces soreness, but supports the recovery process by increasing oxygen uptake in muscles. It’s now widely used in physical therapy and rehabilitation for many injuries as well as to improve/maintain fitness.
SERF also features a Eurociser. This European style horse walker with an eight horse set up allows free movement of the horse in a safer, more advanced interpretation of a hot walker. Whether your goal is conditioning or rehabilitation, the variable programming provides the flexibility you’re looking for by customization of speed (including walk, trot, and lope), duration, direction and time frame including warm up and cool down periods. The partition gates are designed to be ‘horse safe’ – durable, light weight, and hinged to the upper arm to provide flexible movement.
Pulsating Electro Magnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)
PEMF therapy at SERF is provided by Magna Wave certified practitioner Kendra Smith, Owner of KJ Total Performance Equine and Human Therapy. A pulsating magnetic field or PEMF is said to produce one main result: stimulating cell metabolism. This action is thought to cause a chain of processes in the body that could lead to improvement of health without side effects. Ultimately, every illness is the consequence of impaired cell metabolism. When using PEMF therapy blood circulation is said to be affected and normalized as well as many studies are said to demonstrate an increase in the oxygen content of the blood. PEMF therapy is 100% drug free and has no side effects.
EQultrasound is a revolutionary device for the treatment of several equine muscular articular and tendinous conditions. It uses thermal and non-thermal effects, as well as an acoustic shockwave effect to stimulate the horse’s body auto-repair process allowing for the natural resolution of indicated pathologies. EQultrasound also catalyzes the effects of several traditional veterinary treatments for faster recovery. It is safe, fast, effective and painless.
Smith, Owner of KJ Total Perf the following effects:
• Joint mobility improvement
• Improvement of tendon and ligament elasticity
• Treatment of muscular pain and inflammation
• Treatment of pain and inflammation caused by bone proliferations, improving bone remodeling process
• Softening of scar tissue
• Stimulation of acupuncture points
5/8 MILE TRACK
SERF also has a 5/8 mile training track available which is inspected and maintained daily.
This facility is a magnificent performance horse arena. The arena contains cow pens for cattle events and roping boxes for calf roping and team roping, with a remote control hydraulic chute, return alley and stripping chute.
The actual riding area is 126 feet wide by 224 feet long. The arena has solid walls for cow work and great footing that can be worked for a variety of events such as roping, reined cow horse, reining, barrel racings and clinics of all types. A Kiser drag is available to provide the best footing for any type of event. The arena also has great ventilation with B.A. Fans to facilitate air movement. A fantastic P.A. System is installed to provide music and P.A. capability for any event or clinic.