INDIBA Radiofrequency

A New Era of Animal Rehabilitation

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Vet Physio Phyle is delighted to be able to offer INDIBA Radiofrequency as part of equine practice, a revolutionary device which provides advanced therapeutic benefits at a cellular level. Importantly, INDIBA Radiofrequency is supported by peer-reviewed scientific research over the period of 35+ years in both the human and veterinary field as referenced through out the information below.

INDIBA Radiofrequency activates the body’s natural healing mechanisms to regenerate and repair by cellular bio-stimulation (Hernadez-Bul et al., 2017), improvement of blood flow (Kumaran, Herbland & Watson, 2017) and pain reduction (Kumaran & Watson, 2019).

Taking the “whole-horse-approach” to an entirely new level, INDIBA Radiofrequency is able to treat a wide variety of conditions, injuries and tissue types, with some listed below:

  • Joint conditions – osteoarthritis (OA), osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD), sacroilliac (SI) dysfunction
  • Muscle recovery, tonicity and functionality
  • Muscle tears
  • Bone splints
  • Tendon injuries – acute or chronic; tendonitis, tears, ruptures, avulsion fractures…
  • Ligament injuries – acute or chronic; desmitis, tears, ruptures…
  • Spine conditions – kissing spine (ODSP), facet joint OA
  • Wounds
  • Pre-surgical preparation
  • Post-surgical recovery and rehabilitation, even in the presence of metal implants.
  • Promotion of the lymphatic system
  • Laminitis
  • Side bone
Decreased PainDecreased InflammationAdvanced Healing

If you are interested in INDIBA Radiofrequency for your horse, please go to the Contact Me page to enquire.

What is INDIBA Radiofrequency?

It operates at a fixed frequency of 448kHz which is the optimum frequency for biological effectiveness (Hernández-Bule, Trillo, Martinez-Garcia, Abilahoud, & Úbeda, 2017). It can induce both a thermal and non-thermal effect, and research has identified it to be one of the modalities with the deepest penetration potential ( Kumuran, Herbland, & Watson, 2017 ). Kumaran, Herbland & Watson (2017) identified that locations treated with radiofrequency experienced a significant increase in blood flow volume.

INDIBA Radiofrequency operates within a closed system, meaning that the current has to move from the treatment head, to the sternum plate, and back to the treatment head. This provides a significant depth of penetration to reach structures that have not been able to be reached by manual therapy alone, such as the sacroiliac (SI) joint and deep gluteal muscles.

The Effects of INDIBA Radiofrequency

PAIN RELIEF — Analgesic effects of radiofrequency are theorised to be caused by altered signal transduction in pain pathways (Rea, Kapur & Mutagi, 2011). Horses treated with radiofrequency experienced up to 95% reduction in lumbar back pain (Snyder, 2018).

INCREASED MUSCLE FLEXIBILITY — Thermal effects in the resistive mode has been shown to increase muscle flexibility and therefore increase spinal ROM (Yokota et al. , 2017).

IMPROVED JOINT HEALTH — The electric current generated significantly increases Sox5 and Sox6 expression, transcription factors responsible for cartilage formation, stimulating chondrogenesis (Hernadez-Bule et al. , 2017). Choi et al. (2011) found that 65% of participants with chronic knee pain experienced at least 50% relief at 4 weeks post-treatment with radiofrequency.

Could my horse benefit from Radiofrequency?

Whether your horse is recovering from an acute injury, has been suffering from chronic lameness, or you simply want to boost muscle and joint function… INDIBA Radiofrequency is able to suit a multitude of conditions either dysfunction or performance related.

  • Complimentary and supportive therapy to physiotherapy/massage/chiropractic treatment in addition to steroid and stem cell treatments.
  • Decreased pain and inflammation
  • Improvements to functional movement such as increased stride length and joint range of motion from both a performance and holistic perspective.
  • Thermotherapy – a heating effect to improve soft tissue fibre relaxation and provide pain relief. Superficial and deep hyperthermia.
  • Reduced recovery time following performance.
  • Reduced or no need for joint injections
  • Accelerated recovery of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries

How is INDIBA Radiofrequency different from other Electrophysical Agents?

  • It can be used on acute or chronic injuries. This can be achieved by treating either with or without heat.
  • Due to its operation within a closed unit (from the treatment head, to the sternum plate, and back to the treatment head), this achieves a significant penetration depth that is not able to be replicated in therapies such as shockwave or LASER.
  • It can be used in conjunction with PRP and Stem cell injections
  • It can be used post-surgery, even in the presence of metal implants.


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