T.E.N.S., or Trans Cutaneous Electrical Stimulation, has long been used as an effective method of pain relief for chronic, intractable pain and for acute post surgical and post traumatic pain. More recently, it has also been used for obstetric pain relief. The physiological and therapeutic effects of electrical stimulation when applied to innervated muscle can be summarised as follows:
Muscle strengthening in healthy and atrophied muscle
Facilitation of motor control
Maintenance or improvement of joint range of motion
Increased muscle metabolism, blood flow, venous and lymph flow
Reduction of oedema
Accelerated tissue healing
Gate effect on both A delta (fast), and C (slow), pain fibres in the posterior horn, due to stimulation of mechanoreceptors.
Morphine-type effect on the C fibre system.
TENS can be used as an adjunct in the treatment of neurogenic pain; fibromyalgia; post-operative and obstetric pain; for use after sports injuries and in chronic musculoskeletal disorders.
As part of the PhysiPod range of products, we are introducing two new TENS machines to the Australian market – PhysiPod 2 and PhysiPod 4. PhysiPod 2 is a 2 channel combined TENS/NMES machine.
The PhysiPod 4 is a 4 channel combined TENS function only model.
Both are of sleek and modern design, with large LCD screens, ensuring accurate output and are suitable for a wide range of applications.
Small and compact in design the PhysiPod TENS allow you to take them anywhere, for treatment at any time.
A cost effective solution for patients seeking self-treatment, PhysiPod TENS is a must for your rooms and retail sales.