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WE PROVIDE HELP TO THOSE IN NEED – Equine and Animal Rescue Centers

RITM Australia is making available professional SCENAR devices and training for EQUINE and ANIMAL Rescue Centers who are non-profit organisations and look after animals with health issues.


Our goal is to assist these centres to give treatments to those animals in need, to improve their well-being, reduce vet costs and number of euthanized animals. For Australia only at this stage. Please help us by spreading this information.

SCENAR History

RITM OKB ZAO was created in May 1980. The name of the organization was “Special Design Bureau of Medical Information-automated diagnostic systems (“MIDAS”) at the Taganrog State University of Radioengineering ”. Wherefore was a new OKB established?
Soviet Union began to fall behind the Western countries in the field of medical equipment; this gap became more noticeable in the end of 80’s. The task for the new design office was to eliminate this gap.

new-47In 1983 OKB “MIDAS” was renamed to OKB “RITM” at TRTI; in 1998 the organization got its current name RITM OKB ZAO. From the outset the key activity of OKB was the development of health systems and devices for the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases and also systems and devices for psycho-physiological assessment. Centers for training pilots, sailors, divers and representatives of other sensitive occupations were interested in cooperation with RITM OKB. One of the most important customers was the Cosmonauts Training Center.

The first contract for the development of SCENAR device was signed on December 12, 1986 with some mysterious company, which had only the mailbox – G-4897 instead of the address. One could highly likely state that it had been one of the units of the USSR Space Agency. The new SCENAR device was immediately put to clinical studies. The studies gave so unexpected results that in the late 80’s there emerged a high demand for SCENAR-therapy. A large number of patients made it possible to generalize the obtained results, which contributed to the emergence of a new trend in medicine – SCENAR-therapy and a new medical specialty – SCENAR-therapist.img714

The creators of SCENAR-therapy were two physicians. Yuri Gorfinkel was the author of subjectively dosed mode (SDR) of the device. He passed away early because of his participation in the clean-up operations of the Chernobyl disaster. Alexander Revenko was the author of individually-dosed mode (IDR). Both of these techniques are classic and complement each other. As time went on SCENAR therapy techniques became more complicated. As the result SCENAR therapy trainings emerged both in Russia and abroad. There is one fact that indicates a high level of new OKB: the first director and the chief developer of OKB was Vladimir Zaharevich, who later became the first rector of the Southern Federal University (SFU). He has been in the position of the general director since January 1981 till April 1990. He was replaced by Rudolf Kryukov who left good memory about himself. After that RITM OKB ZAO was helmed by Yakov Grinberg from November 1998 till September 2012. He was replaced by SCENAR-therapist and businessman Yuri Starovoytov. During his leadership the company has managed to evict the trademark SCENAR and to initiate a new economic policy.

new-51As a result the SCENAR-therapy has been recognized on all five continents, in more than 30 countries, including the Netherlands, England, Bulgaria, Germany, USA, Canada, Australia, Mexico, South Korea, etc.







The 1st European Conference on SCENAR Therapy

Dear colleagues and friends!

We are delighted to invite you to  the most significant SCENAR event of the year in Europe!

Where: Vienna, Austria
When: June 18-21, 2015

The 1st European Conference on SCENAR Therapy is organized by the inventors and manufacturers of the SCENAR devices RITM OKB ZAO (Russia) with help of RITMSCENAR OKB Inc (USA) and RITM Europe s.r.o. (EU).

Please download the Invitation Flyer.

More details will follow soon!
To sign up for the Conference updates please e-mail to  [email protected]

In the meantime, please book the four full days, 18-21 June 2015 in you calendar, and check out available flights.

Looking forward to meeting you in Vienna!

P.S. Feel free to share the attached invitation flyer with your colleagues and friends.

4th Australasian SCENAR Conference, 2015

We are pleased to invite all SCENAR practitioners to the 4th Australasian SCENAR Conference, 2015.

The conference will be held at Coolangatta in Queensland, just 10mins from Coolangatta airport.

All SCENAR practitioners will be welcomed, with Association members receiving special conference rates.

We expect to finalise many details over the next few weeks. Booking for attendance at the conference will not be available until then, however you are invited to express your interest.

We will also shortly provide details of the conference presenters. In addition to some well known names from our own region, we have received confirmation by several well known Russian SCENAR experts.

We have negotiated discounted accommodation at the resort. All rooms have magnificent water and ocean views. Details will be made available shortly.

In the meantime, please blank out the four full days, 18-21 April 2015, and check out available flights.


Our conference will be held at the Greenmount Beach Resort, at Coolangatta, Qld.

Conference Presenters (updated as information comes to hand)


Dr Yuri Starovoiov, Dr Joseph Semikatov, Dr Irina Kossovskaia and Dr Iveta Iontcheva-Barehmi, Chris Mortensen.

For more information and bookings please visit SCENAR Therapist Association Australasia web site – https://scenar.org.au/4th-australasian-scenar-conference-2015/

The Benefit of SCENAR Use in Animals

Our furry friends, whether they’re work animals or strictly pets, incur their own wear and tear and feel pain we can’t always see. They have feelings they can’t express all the time but we always want them to get the pain relief they need and live long, happy, healthy lives. Finding the right way to treat them isn’t easy, especially because they can’t tell us if it’s working. We have to rely on what we see in them and this makes it difficult to know if things like drugs or surgeries are making them more uncomfortable. RITM SCENAR offers an option with no proven side effects. You’ll be able to see your animals feeling more comfortable as the therapy goes on, helping you have the peace of mind that they’re healing.


Natural Pain Reduction You Can Count On

SCENAR therapy for animals is proven to work on the premise that animals have the same meridians as people. The therapy used on us will also work on animals for this reason, tapping into the natural chemicals to reduce pain and using electrical stimulation to encourage these chemicals to release on their own. Not only does this offer natural pain reduction for your animals, but it also promotes health and vitality on a general basis.

  1. In Rossland, BC, well known therapist Chris Mortensen has treated a dog named Binder for a chronic elbow problem and arthritis. This method of natural pain reduction often makes Binder fall asleep during treatment and loves feeling better and functioning well without the pain of her chronic conditions.  SCENAR_dogs2
  2. In horses, RITM SCENAR Professional has been used to treat the spine and withers, areas that often affect them especially in old age. Carrying people, heavy loads, or running in races for most of their lives can take a toll on other areas as well such as the knees and SCENAR is an easy treatment to alleviate this pain so they can live longer and feel good.SCENAR_horses
  3. A 15 year old shepherd/kelpie cross had a painful wound on the elbow and was treated by SCENAR using the garment attachments, the leads and devices attached over his bandages for about an hour a day. This method provided natural pain reduction and helped him heal faster and better. These are just a few examples of animals successfully treated by SCENAR therapy. It can work with nearly any animal on several kinds of injuries and conditions to give them safe relief that you can see working as they’re treated.



Learn More Today!


You can also learn through instructional classes about how to perform these therapies on your animals at home so they’ll never have to be without the soothing benefits of RITM SCENAR no matter where you travel with them. For chronic conditions, this is extremely convenient. If you’re interested in treating your pet or work animal with SCENAR therapy and providing natural pain reduction, talk to your SCENAR practitioner today.



A Holistic Approach and Scenar to Treat Lameness in a Horse


A Holistic Approach and Scenar to Treat Lameness in a Horse

by Roger S Meacock  listed in animals, originally published in issue 165 – December 2009


The following case study demonstrates how a lateral-thinking approach to equine lameness can often result in a successful conservative approach to treatment avoiding radical surgery. In this Case, corrective dentistry and farriery combined with Scenar treatment resulted in a full return to athletic work without the need for a neurectomy. Bob rasping pony teeth

Full Case Study
F was a 7 year old gelding horse that had gone lame on the left hind leg. The conventional approach of box rest for a couple of weeks, alongside a course of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (Phenylbutazone) had provided only temporary relief. F was referred to the renowned Animal Health Trust for a full lameness work up. He was observed when trotted up and under saddle, and subsequently had a series of local anaesthetic nerve blocks on the left hind leg to sequentially numb the leg from the foot up towards the hip in order to establish where the lameness was centred. It was commented in the subsequent report that F was not keen on taking a mouth contact with the bit, but no relevance was attributed to this.

Inflammation of the high suspensory ligament of the left hind leg was identified and confirmed on ultra-sound. A peri-neural local anaesthetic to the nerve supplying the ligament resulted in F coming sound. F was recommended to have a neurectomy of the deep branch of the plantar nerve and plantar fasciotomy, which means that the nerve
to the suspensory ligament would be cut and the soft tissue around the ligament trimmed to enable the ligament to move more freely. This procedure was given a 70% chance of success based on previous success rates of past horses having this procedure returning to athletic work. This procedure is banned under British Show Jumping Association rules and also at FEI level competition.

F’s owner decided that this was a rather drastic treatment of what had only been a relatively mild hind limb lameness. After searching on the internet, F’s owner approached Natural Healing Solutions to see if there was an alternative treatment option.

A more holistic approach to F’s lameness discovered that F had some dental issues that were creating discomfort with the bit in F’s mouth, causing him to constantly bend his head to the left and put more pressure through the left hind/right fore diagonal. It was also causing F to carry his weight further back than normal, and put more pressure than usual on the back legs. These two factors together meant that the left hind leg was taking more than its fair share of F’s weight. Not surprisingly, this extra strain was increasing wear and tear on the soft tissue structures of the leg, and the high suspensory ligament in particular. It was also discovered that the medio-lateral foot balance was not as good as it should have been, which altered the forces generated by moving from going straight up the leg and was putting more stress on the soft tissue structures.

Checking F with Scenar confirmed there was a problem with high suspensory ligament of the left hind leg and also to a lesser degree with the left stifle (knee joint). Scenar also revealed that there was an issue with the front right superficial digital flexor tendon which would also encourage F to take most of his weight on his back legs.


Roger treating with scenar

Scenar uses the body’s own nervous system as a means of detecting pathology and activating natural healing processes. Scenar monitors body electrical resistance and tissue frequency in an ongoing manner to efficiently correct any pathology in line with the body’s response to treatment. Scenar signals are altered according to individual responses such that each patient receives an individually tailored treatment. It is these properties that make Scenar an extremely effective tool for locating problem areas and initiating self healing whilst providing pain relief. C-fibres of the nervous system have the highest threshold of excitement and correspond to approximately 85% of all nerves within the body. They are involved in the production and distribution of neuropeptides (NPs) and other known regulatory peptides (RPs). The Scenar, with its high current amplitude impulse, activates more C-fibres than other electrotherapy modalities. Stimulation of C-fibres causes a release of RPs, including NPs and endorphins. It is therefore not uncommon for horses being treated to become very calm and relaxed as if sedated, and is a good indicator that treatment is correctly located on the body and will be effective. Neuropeptides (NPs) have been found to be the fourth most numerous group of neuromediators. Their action in both the peripheral and central nervous systems has become ever increasingly recognized. They are responsible as a group for a wide range of regulatory processes. In-depth studies of NPs has always found an action on the genome activity. Healing is therefore being triggered at a very fundamental level. NPs are also peculiar in that they persist significantly
longer (from tens of minutes for short-chain peptides to tens of hours for long-chain peptides) than other neurotransmitters such as acetyl-choline (10-2 seconds). This, combined with the fact that NPs degenerate down a cascade of biologically active compounds, explains the observations with Scenar where effects are long-lasting and can improve not only the imbalance being addressed, but also distant problems.

Holistic treatment began by doing corrective dental and farriery work so that when the high suspensory ligament recovered, F would be happy to carry himself straight and in a more balanced way with regard to his front/back weight distribution than before. This reduces the risk of recurrence of this condition. Scenar treatment was applied to all the areas that it had identified as having problems, but primarily the high suspensory ligament area. Treatment was carried out every 2 weeks for 2 months alongside gentle exercise throughout. F made a full recovery. He has returned to a higher level of athletic performance than he was previously achieving even when he was considered to be sound. This case is typical of many successful results achieved for this and other similar conditions by the author and his para-professional team. Unfortunately many more horses have been operated on, largely unnecessarily in the author’s opinion. The author also questions the reliance that can be placed on local anaesthetic nerve blocks high up a horse’s leg. With only a 70% success rate for horses with a sectioned nerve that went sound on local anaesthetic nerve block during the diagnostic procedure, it begs the question do horses go sound by moving from memory once they lose proprioception above a certain level on a limb?

This case history not only highlights the usefulness and effectiveness of Scenar for treating horses, but also that its role is most effective when combined with a more lateral-thinking approach to health with the understanding that all parts of the body are affected by dis-ease, and that all areas must be assessed in order to get a full understanding of the pathological process. Removing obstacles to cure (by correcting dentistry and farriery in this case) is as important for any adverse health condition as finding the correct treatment procedure if a lasting cure is to be achieved. It also highlights the ethics of doing procedures such as sectioning a nerve just because modern medicine has identified that it can be done. Such quick fixes rarely turn out to be so in the long run, and frequently create their own issues.