The TENSFor pain relief
The muscle stimulator To improve muscle function
The denervated muscle stimulatorTo artificially maintain the contractile properties of the muscle due to peripheral nerve damage
Implantable Neuromodulation SystemA new technology that offers an additional high quality therapeutic option
Clinically proven, this method is used in the treatment of many types of pain, both subacute and chronic, by physiotherapists and other health specialists.
TENS electrotherapy enhances the effectiveness of natural pain-control mechanisms. Electrotherapy is a safe treatment: even when used over a long period of time, this method does not present any risk of addiction. Furthermore, this treatment does not cause any undesirable side effects.
The treatment is effective on its own and is also a useful complement to other pharmacological and physical treatments.
The electrical impulses transmitted by electrodes (placed on the surface of the skin, on or near the painful area) stimulate the sensory nerves, which reduces or closes the passage of pain signals to the brain. The sensation of pain is then temporarily reduced or even imperceptible. This mechanism is explained as part of the Gate Control Theory, as proposed by Melzack and Wall in 1965.
TENS acts on the release mechanism of endorphins (the body's natural opiates), which foster well-being, quality sleep and pain relief throughout the body.
The treatment aims to improve the muscle function and quality of one or more normally innervated muscles.
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation is applied to a muscle that is normally innervated. Muscle fibres are not directly stimulated, rather it is through their nerve endings that the stimulation is carried out.
Electrodes are applied to the muscle to be worked so that the current stimulates the motor nerve. Depending on the objective of the treatment, one of the electrodes will be positioned directly on its motor point (strongest point of the muscle) in order to obtain a quality contraction.
The treatment aims to artificially induce muscle contractions to keep the muscle healthy (fibrosis prevention). The nerve axons are then allowed to grow back to reach this muscle and restore its ability to contract naturally.
*TENS is designed to relieve pain. If the pain persists, please consult your physician
Most patients who use their TENS while performing their daily tasks or during conventional physiotherapy exercises can divert their attention from pain and thus reduce their fears about physical activity (Free translation from the original text: Vaillancourt and Léonard, 2017; Yoshida et al., 2015).
The more you move during your physical rehabilitation, the sooner you recover.
The Functional Electro-Therapy TM approach developed by Electro Service was specifically designed to encourage patients to remain active during their treatment by following the personalized recommendations of a therapist.