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INDIBA is a global leader in radiofrequency therapy. They have been around for more than 35 years and established a strong pedigree of scientific research and clinical studies. Indiba technology converts electrical current into a fixed stable frequency of 448kHz, increasing ionic exchange, encouraging tissue repair and assisting in pain management.

 

How does it work?

INDIBA® devices work by generating safe, painless electromagnetic waves at a fixed radio frequency of 448 kHz. This frequency has been proven to provide significant bio-stimulation properties and thermal effects with incredible therapeutic outcomes. INDIBA can be used in a thermal or sub-thermal application, making it an ideal choice of modality for a range of issues.

INDIBA works on a closed circuit, meaning it is the only modality currently available with no restrictions when it comes to depth of treatment; this has proven incredibly beneficial in the treatment of horses with sacroiliac pain. 

INDIBA treatments can begin in the acute stage of an injury; and continuous frequency modulation ensures there is a bio-stimulation effect without inducing heat into the tissue. In chronic situations, by using INDIBA, deep blood flow can be increased by 79%, with a significant increase of tissue temperature, lasting well beyond the treatment time (Kumaran & Watson 2018, Kumaran et al 2017)

 

What does Indiba do?

There are three main modes of action;

Biostimulation - the sub thermal effect induces movement in the extracellular matrix, facilitating cell nutrition and improving cell metabolism

Vascularisation - thermal effect improves microcirculation and vasodilation, favouring tissue drainage and improved cell oxygenation

Metabolic Hyperactivation - the increase in cell metabolism results in better, faster regeneration. The tissue repair causes better quality tissue, which can prevent the recurrence of injury.

 

What can it be used for?

* Joint conditions – osteoarthritis (OA), osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD), sacroilliac (SI) dysfunction

* Muscle recovery, tonicity and functionality

* Muscle tears

* Bone splints

* Tendon injuries – acute or chronic; tendonitis, tears, ruptures, avulsion fractures…

* Ligament injuries – acute or chronic; desmitis, tears, ruptures…

* Spine conditions – kissing spine (ODSP), facet joint OA

* Wounds

* Pre-surgical preparation

* Post-surgical recovery and rehabilitation, even in the presence of metal implants.

* Promotion of the lymphatic system

* Laminitis

* Side Bone/Ring Bone

 

How much does it cost?

Initial assessment/consultation and single Indiba treatment - £85

Follow up Indiba treatments - £60

Or a package including the Initial assessment/consultation and 6 treatments (to be used within 6 months) - £350

How often will my horse need treating?

In most cases/scenarios, an initial block of 6 treatments, administered once per week, is optimal.

 

Following this, each horse can be very different. The frequency of follow-up treatments can vary depending on what is being treated, whether it is an acute or chronic issue, the daily routine of the horse, the workload, husbandry etc.

 

In acute injury cases, we generally treat on a weekly basis until re-scan/re-examination by the referring vet.

 

In chronic cases, this will largely depend on the individual horse and the workload, but in most cases, one session every 2-3 months will maintain treatment efficacy.

There is NO withdrawal period required by FEI, and the therapy is approved to be delivered at FEI competitions (it was used at the Tokyo Olympics by both horses and athletes)

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