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Equine Rehabilitation Center
New Equine Hydrotherapy center opens at Templeton Farms!
After seeing countless sport horses "retired" from injury without any rehabilitation programs and centers to help bring these equine athletes back to the ring, Mike Scully and Angie Hager started Los Laureles Equine Therapy Center in 2007. With the help of some of the top lameness veterinarians in the country, biomechanical experts, nutritionists as well as human Physical Therapists, Angie and Mike have developed a reputation as some of the top rehabilitation specialists Western US. LLTET opened for operation at Templeton Farms Equestrian in May of 2013 with a new Salt Water Spa and an Aquapacer Underwater Treadmill. This new equipment combined with LLTET’s Functional Electrical Stimulation Therapy, and TFE’s Eurociser and Theraplate combine to make LLTET at TFE the most well equipped equine therapy center in California. Let Mike and Angie's dedication and expertise help your horse return to top form. For more information, please call (805) 769-6685 or email Angie Hager.
See below for more information on treatment modalities and take a look at LLTET's webpage.
Salt Water Spa
This 34 degree Salt Water Spa is the best tool today for removing inflammation. The high level of salt content helps to decrease inflammation from the cells while decreasing swelling and allowing the blood to circulate through the infected area, which in turn helps to increase the rate of recovery. This tool is often used as a preventative measure after a strenuous workout. The Spa has been successful in treating laminitis, scratches, wounds, tendonitis, joint issues, and lesions. The Spa can go up to the gaskins and the therapy is approximately 15 minutes long.
Aquapacer Underwater Treadmill
The Aquapacer Underwater Treadmill is the best conditioning tool on the market. The horse walks in water up to chest deep (the level of water is dependent on the horses' needs) for approximately 30 minutes. The resistance of the water helps strengthen the muscular system with virtually NO pounding on connective tissue. The resistance to each limb is equal, so many horses with balance issues, or recovering from injury, can benefit from this controlled exercise. The deep water helps to increase the top line as well as increase strength in the back and abdominals. Every horse can benefit from this conditioning tool.
The free flow, oval shaped Eurociser is an excellent therapeutic tool for conditioning horses as well as rehabilitating from injury. The free walker can help horses work at their own pace in both directions as the rehabilitation process allows for the injury area to become loaded in a controlled manner. The excellent rubberize footing in the Eurociser helps support the horses legs while exercising in the walker.
The whole body vibration therapy helps to decrease minor body aches as well as increase circulation to the hoof and lower limbs. This therapy has been very successful with arthritic horses, horses with hoof pain and tendon issues. We like the combination of the Salt Water Spa and Theraplate for healing of lower legs issues.
Functional Electrical Stimulation
This deep muscle treatment helps to relieve deep muscle spasms in the horses back and neck. This treatment helps reduce muscle assymetries often seen in horses that are injured as well as competition horses. This therapy can work up to 6 inches deep in the horses back and is the only treatment available to relieve deep muscular aches. We recommend this treatment first before we continue with the Aquapacer and other controlled exercise.