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Assisi Loop®

The Assisi Loop® offers all animals a safe, non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical pain management technology that can be used as a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with the treatment plan your veterinarian has in place. PEMF is used in pain management, osteoarthritis, inflammation, post-surgical healing and wound healing.

Safe, non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical pain management technology

The Assisi Loop® has been used in dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and other animals for pain management, osteoarthritis, inflammation, oedema (swelling), post-surgical healing and wound healing.

The Loop treats:

Orthopaedic injuries

Degenerative disorders

Neurological issues

Post-surgical pain and swelling

Internal inflammatory conditions

Wound care

PEMF is used in pain management, osteoarthritis, inflammation, post-surgical healing and wound healing.

The Assisi Loop® offers all animals a safe pain management technology that can be used as a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with the treatment plan your veterinarian has in place. Excellent for multiple uses including both acute and chronic, degenerative conditions.

The Loop offers pet owners the opportunity to continue healing their pet at home and to take a proactive role in their pet’s recovery.

Shuts itself off after each 15-minute treatment. No timer needed!

Offers a minimum of 150, 15-minute treatments

Non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical treatment for pain and inflammation

Lightweight

Treats directly through wraps, dressings, and casts

Easy to administer at home or in a clinical setting

The Assisi Loop® provides targeted Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (targeted PEMF) in a portable, easy-to-use device that can be used in clinic or in the home. The Loop has been proven to reduce pain and inflammation and has been cleared by the FDA for palliative treatment of post-operative oedema and pain in humans.

The Assisi Loop® can be used adjunctively with laser therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic and pain and inflammation medications. It helps clients to bring healing home. Use of the Assisi Loop will NOT interfere with standard treatment procedures or pain management medication.

How it works

The Loop increases Nitric Oxide production to help speed healing of soft and hard tissues--that includes skin, tendons, ligaments, bones and organs. The specific ratio of frequency to burst width used by the Loop has been found to be the most effective at delivering the amount of current that is similar to what is already used by the body. More is not always better, and too much Nitric Oxide production can actually slow healing. When choosing a PEMF device, it is good to know that more power is not correlated with faster healing.

1

Up-regulation

The signal up-regulates the binding of calcium with calmodulin which enhances Nitric Oxide

2

Anti-inflammatory

This accelerates the anti-inflammatory cascade

3

Increased blood flow

The signal also accelerates blood flow and increases oxygen in the blood

4

Self-healing

Essentially, it is calling on the body to heal itself

Size Options

10cm (4 in)
20cm (7.5 in)

10cm (4 in)

The 10cm 2.0 Manual Loop has a diameter of 10cms (4 inches) and a treatment depth of 5 inches on either side of the black coil applicator. This size is appropriate for conditions that cover a smaller area such as eyes, mouth, limbs and paws/hooves.

20cm (7.5 in)

Our most popular model and size, the 20cm 2.0 Manual Loop has a diameter of 20cms (7.5 inches) and a treatment depth of 10 inches on either side of the black coil applicator. This size is appropriate for conditions that cover a larger area of the body. Conditions that cover an area larger than 20cms in diameter may require treatment in multiple locations to cover the full area.

Frequently Asked Questions

In general, tPEMF can be used to speed healing, reduce inflammation, and lower pain levels. For any kind of orthopedic injury or surgery, the Loop is a great tool to use in the recovery stage. The field penetrates fur, bandages, and casts to reach all the tissue in the target area. 

By emitting bursts of microcurrent electricity, the Assisi Loop creates a field which evenly penetrates both soft and hard body tissue around the target area. This electromagnetic field causes a chemical cascade, which activates the Nitric Oxide cycle. Nitric Oxide is a key molecule in healing for humans and animals. The compound is released when we exercise, and when we are injured, for the body to naturally repair itself.

The Loop increases Nitric Oxide production to help speed healing of soft and hard tissues--that includes skin, tendons, ligaments, bones and organs. The specific ratio of frequency to burst width used by the Loop has been found to be the most effective at delivering the amount of current that is similar to what is already used by the body. More is not always better, and too much Nitric Oxide production can actually slow healing. When choosing a PEMF device, it is good to know that more power is not correlated with faster healing.

The Assisi Loop can markedly increase blood flow and tissue oxygenation, which improves the overall tissue health and reduces pain associated with lack of sufficient oxygen. We often hear reports from pet owners that their animal relaxes as soon as they start their treatments with the Loop. With the many healing benefits that the Loop offers, this is not surprising.

Some animals will notice the increased blood flow because with increased circulation there is often a warming or tingling sensation. This is subtle, however, and many animals won't notice at all.

Regardless of what is being treated, we recommend that you start with 3 to 4 treatments per day of 15-minutes each for acute and chronic or degenerative conditions.

For acute conditions (such as post-surgical treatment or recovery from a trauma), we recommend that you continue 3 to 4 treatments per day for the first week or so and then taper off for the next 7 to 10 days or until the condition is fully healed.

For chronic or degenerative conditions, we recommend that you continue with 3 to 4 treatments per day for 7 to 10 days and monitor the animal until you see improved mobility and less pain response. Again, you can taper down to 1 or 2 treatments per day or even 1-3 treatments per week. With some chronic and degenerative conditions, the patient may get to the point that they would only be treated as needed for pain, particularly if it is a condition that is prone to flare-ups.

Ultimately, you want to consider that the Assisi Loop is catalysing the anti-inflammatory cascade as well as accelerating the body’s own healing properties. We rely on veterinarians to assess the animal and to work with the pet owner on the best treatment protocols for each case.

For acute inflammation, you should see noticeable relief after the first or second treatment. With chronic or degenerative issues, you may not see notable results for 1 to 2 weeks. You’ll want to continue the treatments as recommended for continued long-term healing.

The Assisi Loop 2.0 offers a minimum of 150 treatments of 15-minutes each.

The life of the Loop depends on the battery. You're likely to get more than the minimum number of treatments noted above if you allow the Loop to recharge for 2 hours after every 15-minute treatment. At this time, there is no way to recharge or replace the battery (to ensure compliance with FDA approval). One Assisi Loop can last anywhere from 3 weeks to 6 months, depending on the condition being treated and the number of treatments required per day.

Most pet owner insurance will cover prescribed treatments. We recommend that you contact your insurance company for more information.

Firstly, your family veterinarian may also carry the Assisi Loops so they may be able to get you one. Assisi’s relationship with veterinary professionals is paramount to your pet’s health. Veterinarians are able to determine the severity of an issue and are generally able to pinpoint the specific area in the animal’s body that needs treatment. Veterinarians work with clients and their pets directly and advise them on the most effective treatment plans. Often the Assisi Loop is a part of an integrated multi-modal treatment plan. Pet owners benefit from visiting their vets on a regular basis, getting assessments on their pet’s progress and up-to-date advice on continued treatment with the Loop. Pet owners have the advantage of monitoring their animals at home and determining with their vet the best course for long-term treatment.

The Science

A field is created by running an electrical current through a coiled wire (inductive coils) to generate low level electromagnetic fields in the body which penetrates both soft and hard body tissue around the target area to affect a variety of biological processes. This field stimulates the normal anti-inflammatory cascades by a series of chemical reactions which activates the Nitric Oxide Cycle. Nitric Oxide is known to be a key molecule in healing for both humans and animals. This compound is released when we are injured or exercising for the body to naturally repair itself. Increases in the production of Nitric Oxide to help speed up the healing process of soft and hard. By using the specific ratio of frequency to burst width, the Assisi Loop has been proven to be the most effective at delivering the amount of current that is similar to what is already used by the body.

According to Gaynor: ‘The targeted PEMF technologies do not themselves cause bone growth or tissue regeneration outside of the context of injured tissue. This characteristic is likely part of the reason that these technologies are not associated with any known side-effects nor adverse events when used within clinical guidelines and indications for use.’ Gaynor et al., 2018.

To delve further into the mechanism of action for PEMF and clinical evidence, this review by Gaynor (2018) gives excellent coverage of PEMF in human and veterinary medical fields. It explains how the targeted PEMF waveform results in very efficient delivery of electric field to tissues, ensuring beneficial clinical effects of reduced inflammation in soft tissues, with small doses of treatment. Gaynor et al., 2018

Read the study


Study published in The Journal of Neurotrauma, 2018

This randomized, placebo-controlled, prospective clinical trial found that using the Assisi Loop to treat dogs with spinal cord injuries due to acute intervertebral disc extrusions (IVDE) resulted in:

  • Significant difference in incisional pain between Loop treated and placebo group
  • Lower levels of inflammatory biomarkers (GFAP) indicating neuroprotective qualities
  • Improved proprioceptive function

(Zidan et al., 2018). 


Study published in The Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 2019

This double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial found that using the Assisi Loop to treat dogs suffering from intervertebral disk disease (IVDD) resulted in:

  • Significant improvement in wound healing for Loop treated compared to placebo
  • Reduction in opioid (pain) administration: opioid medications were administered almost 50% less frequently in Loop treated group
  • No side effects

(Olby et al., 2019). 


Review of Veterinary applications of PEMF published in Research in Veterinary Science, 2018

PEMF devices have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat:

  • Non-union fractures
  • Post-operative pain and oedema
  • Osteoarthritis

(Gaynor, 2018) 

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