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smartie22
Reg. Oct 2014
Posted 2014-10-10 12:21 PM
Subject: Theraplate



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Hey yall !
I've been researching theraplate and I'm interested in any of yalls experiences with it. But first I'll explain why.

I've recently left a career in outside sales (engineered shoring systems for construction) to relocate to kansas with my fiancΓ©e. I barrel race, have been since I could ride a horse by myself. My fiancΓ©e has often said why don't you find a way to combine your horses and work. So this is good timing for me to pursue that! I've been looking at mobile theraplate and what other folks are charging.

Some specific questions I have:
Personal results with it?
How often do you see theraplate set up at a barrel race and do you use them?
Would you personally buy or pay for sessions?

I appreciate yalls help ! (Sorry for any typos doing this on my lil ol iphone )
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barrelracr131
Reg. Aug 2011
Posted 2014-10-10 12:34 PM
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I would not pay for sessions 
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smartie22
Reg. Oct 2014
Posted 2014-10-10 12:44 PM
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Thank you, have you had experience with it already?
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Just Bring It
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2014-10-10 12:48 PM
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There is a girl around here that has a portable one that she takes to events or client's barns. She charges $15 for I think 20 minutes sessions....but I'm not 100% sure on the time amount.  
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WYOTurn-n-Burn
Reg. Sep 2004
Posted 2014-10-10 12:55 PM
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I would not pay for sessions. If I were to use something like this I would think multiple sessions would be more beneficial than one solitary session. However, I will not use this type of therapy (proven or not) on my horses. I stood on one for twenty minutes and it was AWFUL. Never again for me and that goes for my ponies too. 

What I do wish I had readily available is a equine aquatred or pool.  
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smartie22
Reg. Oct 2014
Posted 2014-10-10 12:56 PM
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Thank you ! That sounds close to what I've found elsewhere. $1 a minute sounds average, with recommended times varying on what you are trying to treat.

I'm concerned with how many potential customers there truly are out there. I know what I spend on chiro, Accupuncture and even back on track products. I'm very interested in theraplate as cost savings versus those treatments. I know there are a lot of products out there .. we are also talking about setting up a facility at our place with an equine pool and other therapeutic remedies.
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Cowgirl Kat
Reg. Aug 2013
Posted 2014-10-10 12:58 PM
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Personally, I don't believe in the Theraplate.  Just an opinion. I don't understand how vibrations can help the horse. I don't think the research supports their claims. But I do know people that use them and swear by them. So there is a market for them. 
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smartie22
Reg. Oct 2014
Posted 2014-10-10 1:07 PM
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Thank you for the honest feed back. It was hard to really find anything negative online. I agree with the swimming! I love it, and there are places readily available in texas. I was just discussing with my fiancΓ©e building a pool for swimming horses. I was thinking of a pool, and also some obstacle courses for strengthening / rehab. Such as the teeter totter, round pen with the pelier cord posts..

I agree with the several treatments needed, so the customer base would be a recurring one. I wasn't interested in going to races with it as much. Was more considering working with vets who recommend several sessions and working with barns who would want it recurringly.
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bigbob
Reg. Sep 2005
Posted 2014-10-10 1:23 PM
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As a Naturopathic Physician I am "anti-Vibrational Therapy" I will not impliment one into my practice or use one on my animals. Most Licesed professionals I know and have spoke with feel the same way it seems to only be laymans who are using them... JMO.  
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smartie22
Reg. Oct 2014
Posted 2014-10-10 1:27 PM
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How do you feel about micro current ? Or laser therapy ?
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barrelracr131
Reg. Aug 2011
Posted 2014-10-10 1:29 PM
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Cowgirl Kat - 2014-10-10 12:58 PM Personally, I don't believe in the Theraplate.  Just an opinion. I don't understand how vibrations can help the horse. I don't think the research supports their claims. But I do know people that use them and swear by them. So there is a market for them. 

 agree. I haven't tried it personally because the science isn't there. 

If you want to get into the therapy biz, I would consider learning massage therapy, or chiro, or dentistry (make sure you are allowed to practice without a DVM as well),,, orrrrrrr being a dealer for BOT and other therapy items.
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smartie22
Reg. Oct 2014
Posted 2014-10-10 1:45 PM
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I've definitely got more research to do. I emailed theraplate as well for more specific information on how it works :)
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Just Bring It
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2014-10-10 1:52 PM
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bigbob - 2014-10-10 1:23 PM

As a Naturopathic Physician I am "anti-Vibrational Therapy" I will not impliment one into my practice or use one on my animals. Most Licesed professionals I know and have spoke with feel the same way it seems to only be laymans who are using them... JMO. Β 

I know of a few vets that offer Theraplate sessions.
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bigbob
Reg. Sep 2005
Posted 2014-10-10 2:01 PM
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I may have a little different thought then others may. While there are many beneficial therapy tools out there you will not see many being utilized by Lic./Cert. Doctors or practitioners. We have a trained skill set, hands on therapies we provide because we are trained and licensed to do so. Many laymans want to make a living "treating" animals and using machinery is the only legal means to do so. I do use and believe in quality laser products ( I use a level 4 K laser) ultrasound therapies, E-Stem and Prolozone. To use an E- Stem with Acupuncture you must be Licensed as well as prolozone being an invasive therapy modality.

I feel that with out the proper education and training most of these machines are either providing zero therapeutic benefit or causing ill effects. For instance, using E-Stem therapies with patches and & guides (by laymans) do you know the Acu points, understand body mechanics, meridians and their function. How electricity effects energies, to read pulses and which animals and conditions to use these therapies for? No because they can not diagnose or treat!

If you want to buy a theraplate to use for your own animals and maybe make a few bucks off local horse people, then go for it but if you want to make a living and run a legit business NO.

I have been in Practice for myself for 5 years, when you calculate my gas, drive time, office/overhead expenses, staff, insurances the profit margin is not what people think it is. I have 9 years of schooling to pay off and have not put a dent in it!

I have an asst. who does Equine/Canine Massage on the side, massage alone is not a full time job. It takes years to build clientele and horse people are flighty. It is a complimentary therapy not something you "have to have" Holistic Medicine is growing but still most consider it a 2nd go to, or complimentary,
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bigbob
Reg. Sep 2005
Posted 2014-10-10 2:06 PM
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Just Bring It - 2014-10-10 2:52 PM
bigbob - 2014-10-10 1:23 PM As a Naturopathic Physician I am "anti-Vibrational Therapy" I will not impliment one into my practice or use one on my animals. Most Licesed professionals I know and have spoke with feel the same way it seems to only be laymans who are using them... JMO.  
I know of a few vets that offer Theraplate sessions.

 Western Practitioners and Eastern practitioners have very differnt views of Body Mechanics. 
Many Western Veternarians also utilize Homeopathy, Osteopathy etc. and do not fully understand it or neccisarliy believe in it but it's a sorce of income for their practice. 

 
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Just Bring It
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2014-10-10 2:17 PM
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bigbob - 2014-10-10 2:06 PM
Just Bring It - 2014-10-10 2:52 PM
bigbob - 2014-10-10 1:23 PM As a Naturopathic Physician I am "anti-Vibrational Therapy" I will not impliment one into my practice or use one on my animals. Most Licesed professionals I know and have spoke with feel the same way it seems to only be laymans who are using them... JMO.  
I know of a few vets that offer Theraplate sessions.
 Western Practitioners and Eastern practitioners have very differnt views of Body Mechanics. 

Many Western Veternarians also utilize Homeopathy, Osteopathy etc. and do not fully understand it or neccisarliy believe in it but it's a sorce of income for their practice. 


 

I 100% agree.  
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3rdtimesacharm
Reg. Dec 2003
Posted 2014-10-10 3:34 PM
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 Invest your money in something more lucrative. It's a passing fad. A couple of people in my area bought them and have already sold them. They get enough vibrations in a trailer.
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livinonlove&horses
Reg. Jun 2008
Posted 2014-10-10 4:09 PM
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Just Bring It - 2014-10-10 1:52 PM

bigbob - 2014-10-10 1:23 PM

As a Naturopathic Physician I am "anti-Vibrational Therapy" I will not impliment one into my practice or use one on my animals. Most Licesed professionals I know and have spoke with feel the same way it seems to only be laymans who are using them... JMO. Β 

I know of a few vets that offer Theraplate sessions.

Yup my vet recommended it. He does not have one at the clinic he works at so he wouldn't financially benifit from it. I asked him if he was going to invest in a piece if equipment for his rope horses what would it be and he said a Theraplate.
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rodeorun68
Reg. Jan 2004
Posted 2014-10-10 5:22 PM
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bigbob - 2014-10-10 12:01 PM I may have a little different thought then others may. While there are many beneficial therapy tools out there you will not see many being utilized by Lic./Cert. Doctors or practitioners. We have a trained skill set, hands on therapies we provide because we are trained and licensed to do so. Many laymans want to make a living "treating" animals and using machinery is the only legal means to do so. I do use and believe in quality laser products ( I use a level 4 K laser) ultrasound therapies, E-Stem and Prolozone. To use an E- Stem with Acupuncture you must be Licensed as well as prolozone being an invasive therapy modality. I feel that with out the proper education and training most of these machines are either providing zero therapeutic benefit or causing ill effects. For instance, using E-Stem therapies with patches and & guides (by laymans) do you know the Acu points, understand body mechanics, meridians and their function. How electricity effects energies, to read pulses and which animals and conditions to use these therapies for? No because they can not diagnose or treat! If you want to buy a theraplate to use for your own animals and maybe make a few bucks off local horse people, then go for it but if you want to make a living and run a legit business NO. I have been in Practice for myself for 5 years, when you calculate my gas, drive time, office/overhead expenses, staff, insurances the profit margin is not what people think it is. I have 9 years of schooling to pay off and have not put a dent in it! I have an asst. who does Equine/Canine Massage on the side, massage alone is not a full time job. It takes years to build clientele and horse people are flighty. It is a complimentary therapy not something you "have to have" Holistic Medicine is growing but still most consider it a 2nd go to, or complimentary,

I sure wish we had more people like you who thought like this. There's a place for eastern and western medicine and finding people who are well versed is difficult 
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daisycake123
Reg. Dec 2006
Posted 2014-10-10 8:07 PM
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