I am a Certified MagnaWave PEMF Practitioner (CMWP) for horses, small animals & humans.
The specific machine I use is approved for FEI use as it’s output meets their legal requirements. It can be used on the show grounds for pre-performance as well as afterwards for optimal recovery. MagnaWave is known for speeding healing from injury and recovery from training and competition, but is also a valuable tool in wellness and health maintenance, which is why we like to incorporate it into all our bodywork sessions.
Please see below for more information on MagnaWave, how it works, and what to expect.
With horses (outside of a horse show scenario where generally we try to keep things simple), I usually combine modalities. So a single session may include hands on bodywork, light therapy and kinesiology taping along side MagnaWave.
PEMF is contraindicated for use in cases of the following scenarios:
cancer undergoing current treatment (chemotherapy, particularly targeted therapy)
acute injury; active bleeding, inflammation and joint effusion - this primarily requires veterinary attention
the presence of any electronic implants (such as a pacemaker)
MagnaWave & EPM
MagnaWave CAN be used in horses with EPM, however client's need to note that the horse may display worse symptoms after a single session before showing progress with multiple sessions. This is due to mobilization of the protozoa that cause EPM in the system following the initial treatment. Therefore anyone wishing to use PEMF for EPM needs to agree to multiple sessions, initially 2 or 3 in one week before re-assessment, this is a requirement of MagnaWave. Sessions cannot be started while the horse is still taking medication (such as Marquis), they must be finished their course of treatment. We will need veterinary approval, and to assess for practitioner safety, as severely neurological horses can be a danger to those around them.