June ~ 2015
Eclipse Equine Sports Therapy Center
Eclipse Equine Sports Therapy Center can be found nestled in the golden hills of the famous California Central Coast wine country. The surrounding beauty, tranquil environment, and historic heritage of the old RCR River Ranch set the stage for this state of the art, one of a kind equine rehabilitation center.
Eclipse is owned and managed by Mike and Angie Scully. A husband and wife team that both contribute to the smooth operation of the program. They have taken their lifelong experiences with horses, combined it with their background in training, sports medicine, and biomechanics, added tons of hard work and impeccable care, with the end result being the most comprehensive and respected sports therapy program currently in the U.S.
The key to success is the ability to customize rehabilitation and conditioning programs to meet the needs of the individual horse. Collaboration with veterinarians, physical therapists and a variety of other professionals create the team approach. On site veterinary services are provided by Dr. Colton Negranti of Paso Robles Equine. Horses of all breeds and all disciplines are treated. The goal being a horse sound in mind and body ready to return to work and achieve peak performance. The following is a list of modalities that are currently available at the center.
The MEHOT (www.mehotcenters.com) is the only unit currently in the United Sates. It delivers a high concentration of oxygen to your horse in a pressurized environment that offers distinct therapeutic benefits and promotes rapid healing and recovery. The air we breathe contains 21% oxygen. By providing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber we are able to deliver up to 20 times that which can be provided by breathing 100% oxygen with no increase in pressure. This “hyperbaric” (or high pressure) concentration of oxygen offers distinct therapeutic benefits raising the amount of dissolved oxygen in blood plasma. This results in enhanced oxygen delivery to body tissues and promotes healing and recovery.
Oxygen is delivered to your horse through a mask, air is used to pressurize the chamber, which helps to increase safety. Two horses can be treated comfortably and safely at a time. Companionship helps reduce the stress level. There is an older companion buddy available if a buddy is necessary. It is typically unnecessary to tranquilize the horse. The entire process is relatively stress free.
HBOT is helpful in treating any condition or disease in which the circulation to any diseased or injured tissue has been compromised. Additionally there has been success treating bleeders, respiratory issues, asthma and even ulcers.
Functional Electrical Stimulation Therapy (FES) –
This is a beneficial treatment for horses that need improvement or flexibility to their backs and necks. Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is a computer-generated signal that mimics the body’s motor neuron function to produce a “functional” muscle contraction. FES was first developed to
Jeannette Burrows CMT
Jeannette Burrows CMT has been serving the Central Coast community as a certified massage therapist for the past 20 years. Her clients include people, horses, dogs, and an assortment of other pets.
Jeannette specializes in posture and movement analysis, which gives her the ability to pin point the problem and create a personalized treatment program consisting of one or more of the many modalities that she is trained to perform. The various modalities include the following.
Acupressure – Accessing the body’s energy system by stimulating or sedating along the energy channels or at specific points, this in turn balances, restores, and protects the body.
Applied Kinesiology – Commonly called muscle testing as it uses the response of the muscle to determine a positive or negative reaction. Used as a guide for nutrition, supplements, remedies, dosages, and accessing all of the body systems.
Craniosacral– Working with the rhythm of the dura to open pathways for the body to return to it’s correct seated position, freeing or reducing the body of pain.
Herbal – Custom blended recipes are muscle tested for each individual or animal.
Neuromuscular – Stimulating the nerves or nerve in a muscle to control or isolate the movement and to open the nerve line.
Reiki – Energy work to heal the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body as passed down by Dr. Usui.
Therapeutic Massage – Specialized work for injuries or after surgery to regain strength, mobility, and flexibility.
Thai Massage – Compression work along the energy lines of the body with hands, feet, elbows, and knees.
Each body has a story to tell, unraveling that mystery and getting the body back to moving pain free and with recovered range of motion is often a long process. Jeannette has always included homework for her clients after a session. The homework is designed to help the client participate in their own healing or the healing of their animals. Not only does this expedite the process, but it gives you a better understanding of the bodies strengths, weaknesses, and limitations.
There are classes available in “The Anatomy of the Horse and Rider” and” Natural Healing”. The class, “Introduction to Nature Healing” was held in June. Participants actively contributed to cooking and creating their own herbal remedies of ointment, cream, and infusions to take home and use.
A class will be held at the Old Barn Healing and Education Center on July 25th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. called, “Introduction to Natural Horse Remedies”. The class will be making natural bug and fly repellent as well as a belly bite healing and shield cream. You will take home with you the products you make. As part of the class there will be an overview of natural herbal supplements.
To learn more about Jeannette, her services, and classes being offered, please call (805) 467-2518 or visit her website at www.jeannetteburrowscmt.com