Team Equissage was delighted to see on Channel 5’s “Big Week at the Zoo” aired on 21st Aug, that the Equissage Pulse hand held unit is still making a huge contribution to keeping Behansin, the 13year old Giraffe, who is the resident herd leader at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, on top form.
Physio problems are fairly common in older giraffes, and in animals that can weigh up to a tonne, there is a lot of weight on their frame. In 2016 Behansin developed some shoulder problems which were believed to be age related and arthritis, and which required monthly physio sessions to relieve the pain and allow him to lead a happy, active life.
The team at Yorkshire Wildlife Park immediately contacted Niagara Healthcare who are at the forefront of research into cyclo-therapy massage, and who’s scientifically proven and well documented Equissage Pulse and the Equissage range are leaders in equine therapy equipment.
Team Equissage were delighted to help. Behansin began receiving regular treatment with Equissage Pulse, which stimulates soft tissue, increases blood flow through the muscle and improves joint mobility. With reduced pain in his shoulder Behansin was soon able to take easier and longer strides, and with reduced pain and increased mobility, able retain his dominance within the herd.
‘We are of course extremely pleased to be able to contribute to Behansin being able to maintain a happy and pain free life,’ said UK National Sales Manager Victoria Archer. ‘It is a great testament to the Equissage Pulse that his shoulder pain has been kept at bay over the last two years with the help of regular cyclo massage therapy, and that he is still active and leader of his group’.
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