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Technological Medical Advancements, LLC (TMA) and Bruce R. Coren Announces the Availability of Their Multiple High Power-High Dosage Laser Platforms to the Wellington Equine Community

February 23, 2015 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Technological Medical Advancements, LLC (TMA) and Bruce R. Coren, DVM, MS developer of the first FDA cleared high power therapeutic laser for pain management and wound healing in both human and veterinary medicine announces the availability of their multiple high power-high dosage laser platforms to the Wellington equine community. (Photo Courtesy of Technological Medical Advancements, LLC)

For more information, contact info@diowavelaser.com or 866-883-1651

West Palm Beach, FL, February 15, 2015 – Dr. Bruce R. Coren, Cofounder and CEO of Technological Medical Advancements developer of the Diowave Laser Systems, www.diowavelaser.com, is announcing the availability of their cutting edge technology for treatment for both horse and rider.

TMA and Dr. Coren developers of the first FDA cleared high power therapeutic laser for pain management and wound healing in both human and veterinary medicine is now offering three (3) laser platforms ranging in power output from 15 to 60 watts to the Equine community. The 30 and 60-watt platforms offer the most powerful and advanced laser therapy technology in the world.

Since 2003, Dr. Coren has been a pioneer and pacesetter in the advancement of therapeutic laser therapy technology for neuro-musculoskeletal pain management and wound healing. Today, as high power laser therapy is widely recognized in the United States as a safe, pain-free and non-invasive medical procedure to accelerate the treatment and rehabilitation of various acute and chronic pain conditions, the company’s Class IV- High Power Laser Therapy (HPLT) devices are now used in hundreds of human and veterinary medical facilities throughout the United States, including prestigious medical schools such as Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell Veterinary School of Medicine, the Department of Defense, the VA System, the NCAA, NBA, NFL, MLB and all facets of small and large animal veterinary medicine. HPLT offers the ability to dramatically accelerate the recovery from all equine athlete injuries.

What differentiates the Diowave brand from all other therapy devices is that they offer the most powerful and advanced HPLT technology in the world. With higher power comes the ability to put significantly greater dosages of healing energy into every equine injury today’s owner is confronted with. According to CEO, Dr. Bruce R. Coren, the key to rapid injury recovery is the dosage and frequency of energy the horse receives. Typical therapy lasers and their protocols do not allow for adequate delivery of healing therapeutic energy. Having the availability of the laser on the farm allows for much greater frequency of treatment and ultimately leading to better and faster clinical outcomes for both horse and rider.

The mechanism of action for laser therapy comes from its ability, at the cellular level, to “bio-stimulate” tissue growth and repair. This results in accelerated wound healing as well as a dramatic decrease in pain, inflammation and scar tissue formation. Unlike all other treatment modalities, laser therapy actually “heals” tissue. Recent studies even show that laser stimulates the activation of stem cells, which are an integral part of the healing process. The Diowave brand of laser therapy works better than other lower power lasers because of the ability to penetrate significantly deeper into the body while simultaneously delivering vastly larger amounts of healing energy.

Although the technology has been around for many years it is just starting to find its way around the Wellington equestrian community. The laser can be found at several hunter jumper farms as well as with local veterinarian Haynes Stevens and physiotherapist Janus Marquis just to name a few. Recently veterinarian Omar Mahar introduced a 60-watt laser to a hunter jumper farm and the results were so impressive the farm purchased the laser.

For more information or to schedule an on-site demonstration for both horse and rider contact Dr. Bruce R. Coren, DVM, MS directly at 561-722-1153 or at bcoren@tmainternational.com.

Double Olympic Gold Medalist Charlotte Dujardin Joins Brooke USA as Global Ambassador

February 13, 2015 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro (Photo Courtesy of Brooke USA)

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro (Photo Courtesy of Brooke USA)

Chooses the World’s Largest International Equine Welfare Organization for First Official Charity Partnership

Lexington, KY – February 13, 2015 – Double Olympic Gold Medalist and international Dressage superstar Charlotte Dujardin today announced her first official charity partnership. She has become Global Ambassador for equine welfare charity the Brooke and its American branch, Brooke USA in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Brooke, whose President is HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, operates in 11 countries around the world helping to improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules that support the livelihoods of more than 600 million people globally.

Charlotte, named The Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Year in 2014, shared the news with her supporters on social media today:

“Today, I officially become Global Ambassador for the Brooke – an incredible charity that is dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in some of the world’s poorest communities. I’m very proud to be associated with a cause that is committed to making a real difference to the lives of animals that are less fortunate than those we have here…. I look forward to sharing more with you soon,” said Charlotte.

Petra Ingram, the Brooke’s Chief Executive, added: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Charlotte into the Brooke family as our new Global Ambassador. We were so impressed with Charlotte’s enthusiasm for the Brooke and her willingness to help, despite how busy she is. Hopefully together we can raise awareness of the issues these working animals face every day of their difficult lives. We are so grateful to Charlotte for giving up her time to this very worthy cause.” The Brooke began operations in Egypt 80 years ago when its founder, Dorothy Brooke, rescued 5,000 former war horses left behind after the First World War. Last year alone the Brooke reached approximately 1.5 million working equines in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, benefiting several million of the world’s poorest people who depend on them.

Winter Equestrian Festival’s Second Annual Pony Derby To Benefit Give A Buck For Special Equestrians

February 06, 2015 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Pony Derby to Benefit Give a Buck for Special Equestrians (Photo Credit: Sissy DeMaria)

Pony Derby to Benefit Give a Buck for Special Equestrians (Photo Credit: Sissy DeMaria)

Jump for the Children Pony Derby Fundraiser to be Held March 6th at WEF

 WELLINGTON, FL (Jan. 20, 2015) Give a Buck for Special Equestrians is kicking off the New Year with the announcement of the Winter Equestrian Festival’s Second Annual Jump for the Children Pony Derby Classic to be held March 6th.

 Young riders from across the country will saddle up for special equestrians as they compete in three $5,000 Pony Derby Classics with small, medium, and large divisions at The Stadium, 13500 South Shore Blvd. in Wellington. The Jump for the Children Pony Derby Classic benefiting Give a Buck kicks off at 8 a.m. and will be followed by a festive party where children are invited to step up and dress up and join parents to bid on a dazzling array of enticing silent auction items.

All proceeds will benefit Give a Buck for Special Equestrians and its partner riding programs in Florida and North Carolina including: Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center (North Carolina), Good Hope Equestrian Training Center (Miami), Special Equestrians of the Treasure Coast (Vero Beach), Stable Place (Davie), Naples Equestrian Challenge and Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center (West Palm Beach).

“The funds raised from the Jump for the Children Pony Derby Classic will help us provide much needed financial assistance to our partner programs,” says Sissy DeMaria, the founder of Give a Buck and event Co-Chairperson. “We are deeply grateful to David Burton for believing in horse power that heals and for supporting our event. It is a fun and meaningful way to introduce children to philanthropy and for the equine community to give back.”

Give a Buck for Special Equestrians was founded in July 2013 and is a registered nonprofit in Florida. Give a Buck accepts tax deductible donations through its Fiscal Sponsor, The Coral Gables Community Foundation, a public charity under section 501(c)3. Give a Buck raises funds by asking horse owners to give “as little as a buck or as much as they can” with each month’s board payment. Give a Buck also raises money through merchandise sales at area tack stores and at horse shows. Give a Buck’s Young Ambassadors, children and teens ages 7-17 are the backbone of the organization providing ongoing support through hands on volunteering, fundraising, “friend” raising, and drawing awareness to the charity’s mission.

To a child or adult with a physical, developmental or emotional disability, life looks a lot brighter on horseback. The power and warmth of a horse strengthens and tones muscles, improves balance, head control and coordination, builds pa­tience and self-esteem, and offers a sense of freedom and equality. Horseback riding gently and rhythmically simulates the human gait, so riders with physical disabilities improve their flexibility and muscle strength. While grooming horses helps promote a sense of calmness and well being.

For Tickets and more information, please contact Tara Bieling at (239) 200-2230.