Monthly Archives - January 2018

Start the competition year with a bang!


Introducing the new Activo-Med Contender Rug!

We are very pleased to announce the release of our brand new Pulsed Electromagnetic rug – The Contender. This rug covers the main muscle groups from tail to neck, and comes with all the same benefits of the PEMF therapy that the Combi Pro offers, but without the massage therapy element.

It can be used for improved performance, prevention of injury and rehabilitation, before or after exercise for suppleness and recovery. It is lightweight and easy to use, and as usual comes with free delivery and a 2 year warranty.

It can be a great starter rug for first time buyers, or a great alternative second rug for those who love the benefits of the PEMF that the Combi Pro offers. Let your horse benefit from advanced physiotherapy technology at a lower price.

  • – Covers the horse from tail to top of neck
  • – Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy (PEMF)
  • – Very simple to use
  • – Significantly lighter weight than the Combi Pro
  • – 8 PEMF coils with greater intensity and coverage, creating a wider and deeper overall coverage
  • – Comes with Micro Control Box which can also be used to run the PEMF Contender Leg Wraps separately
  • – This Control Box can be upgraded to the Compact Control Box, which in addition can be used to run the following add ons:
  •                         – PEMF Contender Leg Wraps at the same time as the rug
  •                         – Laser Clusters, Strips and Pen
  •                         – Hoof Boot
  •                         – Power Pad
  • – Comes with a small rechargeable battery, different to the Combi Pro, which when fully charged should run up to 10 treatments
  • – Rug cover is fully mesh with Gortex sides, perfect on hotter days and climates, and allows easy removal the therapy insert prior to washing.

How is it 2018 already?

With the rapid arrival of the New Year, you are probably turning your thoughts from the over indulgences of Christmas to the health and fitness of yourself and your steed for the upcoming season.

Along with the correct fitness regime and feeding schedule you may also consider the benefits of specialised equipment to help keep your horse sound and performing his best all season. With lots of different equipment and therapies available, it can be hard to work out what type might best suit each horse…and what each therapy does and how it works.

Some of the therapies available include:

Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy (PEMF)

PEMF uses different therapeutic electromagnetic frequencies to help stimulate cells in the body promoting recovery and regeneration. The intensity, frequency and duration varies depending on the application e.g. whether you are using it prior or post exercise or for a specific injury. It can be used for general health and wellbeing, rehabilitation and to support healing.

It can help to support the repair of soft tissue injuries, reduce inflammation, for pain relief, and it can also be used to support the healing of a fracture.


Massage applies pressure to key muscle groups, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments to enhance health and wellbeing.

It can be used for relaxation, to tone and warm up muscles, to help remove waste products, and to support the movement of lymph, blood and oxygen around the body.

Hydrotherapy – Water Treadmill

Purpose built equine water treadmills that are safe, easy to operate and allow the horse to work in a controlled and straight environment, in a natural outline. Working in a water treadmill helps to enhance suppleness, stride length, muscle tone and strength.

It can also be used for rehabilitation and for aerobic activity. A great addition to any fitness regime! The water treadmills can also double up as a spa treatment when used with chilled saltwater.

Hydrotherapy – Cold Water Spa

Large units designed to accommodate the horse in a safe, comfortable way. When the doors are closed, the unit fills to a level of your choice with cold saltwater. It works on a similar idea to cold hosing but is operated at more exact temperatures, and it is used to lower the temperature of the tissue, reducing the tissue’s metabolic rate helping it to survive following injury. It also provides relief from pain, bruising and inflammation.

A spa can be used for tendon and ligament injuries, soft tissue damage, inflammation, hoof related issues, arthritis, concussion and laminitis. When filled with salt water, it can not only be used to support natural wound healing, the salt solution also acts as a hypertonic poultice, reducing oedema and influences the way the leg tissue temperature falls during treatment. Our cold water spas can also come with a vibrating floor for an additional therapeutic effect.

To find out more about the above therapies, and all of our specialised therapy products, please contact us on 01494 883433 or

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