Sports Medicine

You are Here Home|Services|Sports Medicine
custom image

Advanced Lameness Therapies

Using the latest diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative techniques we can help your equine athletes reach and maintain their full potential. After a musculoskeletal exam and consultation with one of our doctors we can tailor a treatment plan to meet your horse’s specific needs. We offer the following to all types of competitive and pleasure ridden horses:
  • Lameness Diagnostics
  • Digital imaging (Digital Radiography, Digital Ultrasound)
  • Intra-articular (joint) Therapy
  • Regenerative Therapy: IRAP and PRP​
  • Bone Marrow Concentrate
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Game Ready Treatment
  • Acupuncture Treatment
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, or ESWT, is a non-invasive, high-intensity, pressure wave regenerative medicine treatment. It is used to relieve pain, speed healing, and improve the quality of healing. The shock waves act as a mechanical force at the cellular level which cause the release of proteins associated with decreased inflammation and increased blood vessel formation; it has also been demonstrated to recruit stem cells. It is effective for the following conditions: tendon and ligament injuries, chronic wounds, bone healing, Osteoarthritis, and Degenerative Joint Disease. Anticipated results can be seen with just 1-3 treatments. ESWT can be combined with other therapies and often increases the efficacy of those treatments, resulting in a reduced quantity or frequency of treatments needed. Please contact the office with any questions you may have about this innovative therapy or to schedule an appointment to ensure shock wave is the best treatment for your horse’s condition.

Pre-Purchase Examinations

Purchasing a horse is a big undertaking, be sure to protect your new investment by having our skilled veterinarians examine the horse prior to your purchase.

These examinations, called Pre-Purchase Exams (or PPE) involve a thorough physical examination of the horse's body including: the eyes, ears, teeth, body condition score, integument (skin conditions, scars, etc.), respiratory system, cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system, and musculoskeletal system. Our PPE's include limb flexions to help uncover any pre-existing lameness issues and digital radiography (x-rays) to ensure there are no underlying joint or bone abnormalities that could cause future problems. We also include a request of the horse's medical history that contains information on vaccines, de-worming, and previous health conditions. Some additional tests that can be performed include, but are not limited to: digital ultrasound, blood work, drug screens, and upper airway endoscopy. Having one of our doctors perform a PPE will give you peace of mind in knowing that you have made an informed decision about your purchase based on their findings.

Call our office today to set up an appointment: 503-682-4426.

Therapeutic Farrier Services

Our doctors will work with your farrier to ensure proper shoeing and foot alignment. Diagnostic imaging and consultations with your farrier are available.

Get an Appointment

Game Ready Treatment

Cold, compression therapy for soft tissue injuries, preventative maintenance, and pre/post operative care.

Get an Appointment
custom image