ICE-VIBE CIRCULATION THERAPY - HORSEWARE IRELAND
*Reduce Soreness & Swelling *Help Boost Circulation
*Stimulate Healing *Reduce Stiffness *Injury Prevention
"Although technological advances have been slow to impact the equestrian world, Ice-Vibe boots are bucking the trend and will quickly make regular ice boots a thing of the past. I've been using the Ice-Vibe boots and our horse's legs have never been better following strenuous workouts. I couldn't be happier with them." Doug Pain, International Event Rider.
ICE-VIBE CIRCULATION THERAPY BOOTS by Horseware Ireland are an excellent MULTI-PURPOSE Circulation Therapy Boot. They are an easy to use, wireless, rechargeable, vibrating boot which combines cold or warmth with a gentle massage action to boost circulation, drain inflammation and stimulate healing in horses legs.
Why use Ice-Vibe?
Tendons are much slower to heal than muscles due to their poor blood supply and slow metabolism. Tendon problems are often the result of a buildup of damage. By using Ice-Vibe boots regularly you can help stimulate blood flow to your horses legs whilst they are standing in a stable. This encourages movement of the lymphatic system which helps drain inflammation, stimulates repair to damaged tissue, reduces scar tissue and strengthens new tissue as the legs repair.
Why use Ice-Vibe over using just Ice when needing cold therapy?
Ice-Vibe Boots are designed to achieve different results to using just ice. Ice on its own reduces blood flow and numbs the nerves in an area, however it runs the risk of making the legs too cold which can cause the lymph system to slow down and reduce blood flow so severely that further damage can be caused and healing can be compromised. Ice-Vibes are designed to cool tissue via the cold packs and slow down the blood flow to reduce inflammation but when combined with massage the blood flow is not severely restricted, this allows oxygen and nutrients to be maintained to tired and damaged tissue, allowing for better recovery and repair. The massaging effect also helps to stimulate the lymph system similar to exercise to help reduce existing inflammation and scar tissue.
How do the Ice-Vibe Boots Increase Blood Flow?
The Ice-Vibe boots have small vibratory motors in panel inserts that are set at a low hertz, these stimulate blood flow by creating a massaging effect. There is a 10 minute setting to introduce your horse to the boots, the main setting is setting 2 which operates for 20 minutes, after which the vibration ceases automatically.
When to use Ice-Vibe?
Ice-Vibes are an excellent tool for maintaining leg health on a day to day basis and are invaluable in treating stiffness, strains, bruising, and tendon damage when injury has occurred. They can be used before exercise without cold packs, after exercise with cold packs, and during rehabilitation, with warmth, with cold, or with no packs at all. Everyday wear and tear on joints can be managed with daily use of the Ice-Vibe Boots and rehabilitation can be achieved more quickly.
Prior to Exercise using just vibration
Using Ice-Vibe before exercise can help reduce the risk of injury by increasing blood flow to tendons and ligaments, this helps warm them up and makes them more elastic, therefore less prone to injury.
After exercise using Ice pack & Vibration Therapy
Use with or without Cold Packs to Repair
When an area is healing scar tissue is formed, the movement created by the vibration and massage helps to break down adhesions and scar tissue whilst increasing blood flow to assist healing.
ICE-VIBE BOOTS are available in Extra Full and Full size.
Full Size suitable for: Ponies through to Small/Med size Horses.
XFull Size: Medium Size Horses through to Large, heavy boned, warm blood type horses or for use on Hind legs.
The Ice-Vibe range are fast becoming an extremely popular therapy system now used by many top riders both nationally and internationally. Please CLICK HERE to read more international testimonials on Ice-Vibe Circulation Therapy Boots.
"They made such a significant impact on my horses recovery. I have had huge success with the ICE-VIBE boots. My Grand Prix horse had surgery in the spring, I started to use the ICE-VIBE boots as my part of my rehab routine just using the vibration before riding and the cooling after. At each check up my vet could not believe the difference in my horses leg, he is now fully recovered but I still use them everyday and currently buying another pair for my other horses. They're just amazing, I have suggested them to many other riders. They truly are one of the best products on the market"