- Additional information
Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) listing number #174871
ActivBody electrical stimulation may be applied to most parts of your musculoskeletal system, including your spine, joints, muscles and other soft tissues. It has been approved for the following range of intended purposes:
Fast pain relief
Long-lasting pain relief
Reduced joint stiffness, improved mobility
Release of muscle tension
A natural feeling of well-being and relaxation
DO NOT stimulate the heart or the carotid artery.
Between Visits to Your Healthcare Practitioner
ActivBody is so small and convenient, you can use it daily, between visits to your therapist.
You may use ActivBody with other pain management techniques such as pharmaceuticals or meditation
ActivBody is free from drug-related side effects and does not interfere with medication
The therapy is not limited to a 30-minute session at a clinic but may be used for sustained lengths of time, every day
We recommend use for as long as needed – you cannot overdose or become addicted
Because ActivBody uses modulated and mixed frequencies your nerve endings will not get used to the therapy
The ActivBody unit is small, discreet and weighs a tiny 25 gm; it can be carried in your pocket or fit in a custom-designed lanyard or waist belt pouch
Your Personalised ActivBody Routine
Every human body is different. Everyone’s experience of pain is different. In conjunction with medical advice, each individual should develop a routine that is best for them. We encourage you and your doctor to explore the best ActivBody timing and duration options for your needs. For example:
Daily for one or two hours
Twice daily for one or two hours
First thing in the morning – not only to reduce pain but also to reduce stiffness
Leave the unit on your body and turn on as needed
Leave the unit on a low-intensity setting overnight
Use to extend the time between taking medication
Use before exercise
Anticipate pain episodes and use as a preventative measure
RELIEVE MODE – Aims for Fast and Long-Lasting Pain Relief
RELIEVE is the mode used most often by our customers. It is the optimum mix of the BLOCK and RELAX modes, offering both pain blocking and ß-endorphin release (See below).
To achieve this, the frequencies modulate from high to low on a constant rotation. We suggest you use the RELIEVE mode for a minimum of one hour – but it may be used for much longer if your pain is constant.
RELIEVE mode is the preferred TENS selection for many types of pain, as it provides:
Fast relief upon application
Pain relief for many hours after the control unit has been turned off
Electrodes are placed at the site of the pain or on the same dermatome; muscles must not twitch.
BLOCK MODE – Aims for Fast Pain Relief
For quick blocking of sharp pain, select the BLOCK mode and apply for 20 to 30 minutes. The frequency and waveform are designed for achieving maximum pain gating effect.
The pain relief benefit of BLOCK mode does not necessarily last for a long time after you turn off the control unit.
Electrodes are placed over sensory nerves at the site of pain; your muscle should not twitch.
RELAX MODE – Aims for Relaxation or Circulation Boost
Long-lasting pain relief
The RELAX mode is most suitable for long-lasting pain relief, inducing relaxation and treating tension-related headaches. It uses low frequencies and assists the body to release natural ß-endorphin for that feeling of well-being and pain modulation.
The RELAX mode should be applied for a minimum of one hour.
Also use this mode, on low intensity to:
Assist with sleep preparation
Electrodes are placed at the site of pain, or on the shoulders, back, wrists, ankles or nape of the neck.
ActivBody Technical Specifications
30 intensity settings
Maximum output of 60 volts
Bi-phasic square wave signal
A pulse width of 200 microseconds
Modulation period less than 1 second
RELIEVE mode – 10 to 50 Hz, no surge
BLOCK mode – 45 to 55 Hz, no surge
RELAX mode – 6 to 12 Hz, no surge
ActivBody Treatment Guide
|Acute pain||BLOCK||Medium||30 minutes||as required|
|Chronic pain||RELIEVE||Low to medium||Minimum 60 minutes||as required|
|Nagging pain||RELIEVE||Low||Overnight||as required|
|Relaxation||RELAX||Low||Minimum 2 hours||as required|
|Circulation||RELAX or RELIEVE||Low||60 minutes||when practical|
What is a TENS Machine?
A TENS machine may help you with modest short-term pain relief.
More info: TENS Machine
Private Health Fund Rebates
Private Health Fund Rebates are available from most private health insurers for a TENS Machine. Please contact your private health fund for their specific
requirements. Normally a letter of recommendation from your doctor or physiotherapist is required.
If you are not completely satisfied we’ll happily refund you the full price of the machine within 30 days of purchase. No questions asked!
|Dimensions||6 × 13 × 19 cm|