My Observations: You can take a heavy magnet and hold it in your hand, two to three feet from one of our PMT blankets, and feel the strong pulsations of the blanket in your hand. You then can realize that this magnetic field goes deep, and that the pulsations relax and work the muscles, relieving the tension in the muscles. You notice that most horses quickly relax, and go to sleep. I have became more enlightened through human studies on what Pulse Magnetic Therapy can do. It can add oxygen to the blood, bring S.G.O.T. levels down, and help prevent lactic acid buildup. It is not unusual to see weight lifters increase their lifting ability and number of repetitive lifts by 10% to 25% after using Pulse Magnetic Therapy. Traditionally the PMT Blankets have been used to warm muscles up before showing or racing, and to take soreness out. But, now I find they are probably the best pre-race or pre-show you can find.
Technical Information: PMT (Pulse Magnetic Therapy) is widely used in conditioning performance horses. PMT regenerates diseased tissue and repairs fractured bones. By pulsating magnets, we signal cells. These weak signals tell cells what to do. Ions are effected by the rhythm of the magnetic pulsations. PMT enhances the synthesis of protein in the cells, allowing the body to take advantage of all the protein available. PMT improves circulation, not by increasing heartbeat or blood pressure, but by opening and dilating the arteries and capillaries. This also reduces the edema (filling). PMT increases the cellular level of oxygen by enhancing the exchange of potassium and sodium ions on either side of the cell membrane. It has been demonstrated that oxygen partial pressure can be increased by an average of 200% within 30 minutes of starting a treatment. This can suppress pain associated with lack of sufficient oxygen. Also, insufficient oxygen in the cells causes lactic acid buildup under strenuous exercise. PMT is particularly effective in getting to deep muscle soreness (back, stifle, etc.) because of its deep penetration. PMT is great for warming up and cooling down muscles. Recap: heals tissue, repairs fractures, takes out filling, improves circulation, reduces pain, increase oxygen, and massages muscles.
BIO-PULSE Standard Pulse Magnetic Blanket. It's all in the blanket! Several years ago Respond Systems reinvented PMT in the Bio-Pulse Standard, Cordless, PMT Blanket. Cordless, portable, what a great idea! The heart of the system is a simplified control board. By the use of new, high tech, computer chips, they produced a board, with only one button. One push of the button turns the unit on, sets it at a low pulse rate, with matching intensity, and starts a 30 minute clock. Push the button a second time, and you get a medium pulse rate, and a third push on the button gives you a high pulse rate. At the end of 30 minutes the unit shuts off. You have a lighted display board that indicates which level you are on. The unit has a high-capacity commercial rechargeable battery pack, and uses the much acclaimed square wave form magnets. The blanket is made of a fine, strong mesh fabric, that looks great, and wicks out moisture. It has 10 strategically located magnetic coils for full body coverage. You may add leggings with hoof coils, hock boots, and neck wrap accessories. Of course the controls, pulse generator, and battery pack are on board, so no cords. Blankets available in sizes: 78", 82" and 84". Price, $3,595.
NEW! LIGHT WEIGHT! BIO-PULSE SENTRY Pulse Magnetic Blanket. All the features of the Bio Pulse Standard, PLUS, two coils for the hamstrings, and two coils for the stifles. Total, 14 coils. Now, one third less weight! Computerized control has 6 frequencies PLUS scan. Bright LED on each coil flashes with each pulse. Blanket available in sizes: 78", 82" and 84". Price, $4,775.