Putting The Spring Back in Their Steps

By Ava Frick, DVM

Pet parents are continually looking for ways to return to their pets the ”spring in their step” that was there when they were younger. Arthritis is no fun and unfortunately many pet parents have first-hand experience with this degenerative condition. A medical therapy growing in popularity both here and abroad, which has many years of successful outcomes, is Pulsed Signal Therapy (PST).

Pulsed Signal Therapy is a medical treatment for animals using electromagnetic signals that effectively treats osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, degenerative joint disease, rheumatoid disease, back pain and other injuries.

PST helps significantly lessen joint pain, tenderness and swelling, which results in less reliance on surgery and pain medications. Restoration of daily activities, greater mobility and better sleep are also benefits of PST therapy.

PST works by mimicking the normal, healthy electromagnetic signals given by the body into the affected joints promoting the repair of damaged cells. These signals stimulate the body to restore the damaged cells and maintain the joints. Pain and swelling can occur when the cartilage wears due to degenerative joint disease, overuse or injury. When PST imitates the body’s natural signal into the joint, the existing cartilage is stimulated and structures begin to repair themselves and function more efficiently. It has also been shown to decrease the convalescent period of injured animals.

Pets receive nine half-hour treatment sessions that take place on consecutive days, within a 14 day period. The joint or body area is positioned within the PST device chamber, which emits the electromagnetic pulsed signal. The goal is short- and long-term pain reduction and a return to normal activities, thus improving quality of life.

Pulsed Signal Therapy is a non-invasive, totally painless therapeutic treatment without any known or reported side effects. The overall cost of PST is comparable to (or less than) that of long-term non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as Rimadyl®, Metacam or analgesic drug use, but longer lasting and without side effects. Periodic blood tests are not required, saving further expense.

If you have a pet that has pain, inflammation, and arthritis, has been on medications a long time, or has had side effects because of them, this may be the right choice for a brighter life ahead.

For more information contact Ava Frick, DVM at 636-489-5350. Or visit online at www.AnimalRehabStlouis.com.