Hip Pain or Injury – Acute

Muscle strain secondary to hip dysplasia, acute inflammation on top of chronic hip osteoarthritis, post slipped femoral neck epiphysis, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, post hip dislocation, hip pain secondary to tick borne or autoimmune disease, post hip surgery including but not limited to femoral head osteoectomy (FHO), post cemented or cementless total hip replacement surgery, post triple pelvic osteotomy (TPO).
  1. A small or large Assisi Loop can be used to treat the hip area of the pet depending on the size of the pet.  Small Assisi Loops can be used for up to Beagle-sized pets when treating just one hip.  Larger Assisi Loops can be used to treat both hips simultaneously on small pets when positioned correctly.  Dogs larger than a Beagle should use a large Assisi Loop and one hip at a time will need to be treated.  If both hips are to be treated, there needs to be a two-hour time span between the treatments to optimize the battery life of the unit, or two units may be used simultaneously.  Positioning is extremely important for optimal effect.
  2. Position the pet lying down either flat on the ground or up on their elbows.
  3. To treat both hips simultaneously on a small pet, place the Loop around the pelvis so that the Assisi Loop crosses over the hip joints.  See Pictures
  4. When treating one hip at a time, the Assisi Loop center is positioned over the top of the femur (thigh bone) so that the hip joint can receive maximum therapy.
  5. If the pet will not lie down, an Assisi LOOP-AID can be used.  Attach the Assisi Loop with two Velcro straps to maintain the Loop position with the center of the Assisi Loop over the hip.  See Pictures
  6. The signal generator can be positioned to help balance and stabilize the unit during treatment.
  7. The signal generator should be located in view of the person treating the pet.
  8. Do not leave the pet unattended when using this placement as small movements can change the positioning of the Loop and the area being treated.
  9. Turn the unit on by pressing the button on the front of the white rubberized signal generator; green lights will illuminate about once per second.
  10. Keep the unit in place for the full 15 minutes until the unit shuts off.
  11. Use the unit 4 times daily, if possible, for 5 days.  Treat twice daily for an additional 5 days or until pain is completely resolved.
  12. There should be a minimum of 2 hours between treatments for optimal nitric oxide enhancement.
  13. For those treating osteoarthritis in multiple parts of the body: The Loop is only guaranteed to last the minimum 150 treatments if it is not used more frequently than once every 2 hours: If you are treating OA in multiple parts of the body, you will need to treat EACH AREA at least twice per day. We recommend:
    • Using more than one Loop so you can treat multiple areas during the same 15 minute period
    • Use the same Loop for multiple areas, waiting 2 hours between treatments
    • Use the Loop more frequently than every 2 hours, knowing that the battery may last for significantly fewer treatments and negate the warranty



Pet Owner Responsibility. A panel of licensed, experienced veterinarians has developed this Guide.  Pet owners should use this protocol only to treat a condition listed above and as directed by a qualified veterinary clinician.  Other protocols in this Guide should be used only as directed by a qualified veterinary clinician.

Important: Before starting treatment, please consult product label for optimal product use and safety guidelines. To learn more about the technology, visit our website.

Battery Life: When the lights are blinking 2-3 times per second, the battery is running low and a new Assisi Loop should be purchased. There should be a minimum of 2 hours between treatments for optimal battery efficiency.


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