Electronic Stimulation has become more common in recent years in rehabilitation of horses, cats, dogs and other animals.
A pet that is unable to begin use of their limb immediately for a variety of reasons may be prescribed several sessions of electric stimulation. A gentle electrical current stimulates the nerves and muscles and helps to maintain muscle mass during the period of time in which they are unable to use their limb. The electrodes are placed to facilitate muscle contractions of a specific muscle or muscle group.
Electrical muscle stimulation is used to treat muscle spasm, muscle atrophy, pain, joint swelling, fractures, tendon strains, muscle strains, and circulatory disorders.
Electrical stimulation is safe when practiced by a trained therapist who will carefully establish the safest and most comfortable level of stimulation for your pet. Always follow your Vet’s recommendations.