TENS -- Lets you treat your patients by stimulation of nerves
which send pain blocking signals to your brain. TENS therapy is used to
treat Acute and chronic back pain, Sciatic Nerve Pain relief, muscular and
disc syndromes, arthritis, shoulder pain, and many other painful conditions.
EMS -- This type of stimulation is characterized by a low
volt stimulation targeted to stimulate motor nerves to cause a muscle
contraction. Contraction and relaxation of muscles has been found to
effectively treat a variety of conditions. An injured muscle usually
experiences little if any movement. NMS therapy remedies this by using
low-voltages to stimulate motor nerves to cause involuntary muscular
Interferential (IF) --
Stimulates muscles in a wide variety of protocols and helps relieve deep
tissue pain. Interferential therapy is a deep tissue penetration that
can be adjusted to stimulate nerve fibers for increased blood flow, helping
heal.Common uses are pre and post-orthopedic
surgery, joint injury syndrome, cumulative trauma disorders, increasing
circulation and pain control.
(MICRO) -- Stimulators that treat chronic
pain, post operative pain, depression, anxiety and stress. Can help
speed the healing process, reduces swelling and inflammation, mask, acute and
chronic pain, release muscle trigger points, and improves soft tissue
Ultrasound -- Devices to treat your patients' pain or spasms with a
deep tissue heath therapy unit. Ultrasound creates heat deep inside your pain
areas, which creates a unique pain relief therapy.
Garments -- Electrotherapy modalities that
fit on the knee, elbow, hand and foot send healing electrodes to the injured
area, stimulating the joint and promoting the healing process. Choose from a
variety of sizes in socks, gloves or knee / elbow sleeves.
Electrodes -- Purchase in many various
sizes, cloth or foam, these electrodes come in poly bag packages or available
in foil pouches for a small extra fee. One packet has 4 individual
premium electrodes. 50 packs in a box.
Wires -- Be sure you have plenty of
lead wires on hand. They come in packages and include socket/pins, dispersive
wire and red treatment wire.
Accessories -- You can choose from a wide array of accessories to
enhance your electrotherapy modalities, such as TENS lotions, gels and especially
our new Sub Zero Cool Relieving Gel.
How Tens Units and Electrotherapy works
TENS is a short version of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, which in simple terms means applying an electrical signal to the skin (using tens units) with the aim of stimulating nerve endings. This a widely accepted form of therapy in pain relief and management and can be used for treating:
Joint pain due to injury or other ailments
Exercise related muscular pain
Alleviating age related pains from conditions such as arthritis
Chronic pain relief
Post operative pain
How does it work?
Technically the TENS units sends electrical pulses via electrodes and pads attached to your skin along your nerve fibres. The result is a reduction or even elimination of muscular or joint pain. This works in one or all of the following ways:
Suppressing pain signals to the brain
Stimulates the release of naturally occurring pain relief chemicals by your body known as endorphins and Encephalin
TENS units have adjustable levels of intensity and different pulse patterns because no one treatment will work for everyone. This means that the way you administer your pain relief is entirely in your control. One of the biggest advantages of electrotherapy and TENS units is that you can self administer in the comfort of your own home. Also, you avoid the side effects associated with other pain relief medication by using a tens units instead.