What is a TENS machine?

T.E.N.S. is short for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation.

TENS therapy is a drug-free, physical therapy. A TENS machine is the medical device that delivers the TENS therapy.

Following medical diagnosis, TENS therapy sessions can be managed by the patient themselves, as part of a program for pain relief, soft tissue repair, wound healing, muscle strengthening or functional rehabilitation.

The latest research on chronic pain concludes that regular and frequent movement is essential for long term pain management. When TENS therapy relieves your pain, it allows you to move and exercise freely. TENS is an integral part of any pain management solution.


About Us

We are ActivLife Technologies (formerly Bio Electronics) and we are the original TENS machine inventors, manufacturers and market leaders. Although we now have many imitators, we are the only manufacturer you can phone for TENS therapy advice.

With an ActivLife TENS machine, TENS therapy can be used between visits to the clinic - at home or on the move, for as long as needed. Treatment is extremely convenient, very cost-effective, and of significant therapeutic value.


We manufacture in Victoria, Australia, and provide excellent customer support and advice; repairs and spare parts are readily available.

Recently we launched a range of Conductive Garment Electrodes (used instead of the gel pads). They are proving to be very popular. We are the only retailers of these products in Australia.

If you have never tried a TENS machine before, we have a hire option. We also hire our labour TENS machine, ActivNatal.

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“Hi, my name is Peter, I have been using the same TENS machine for the past 30 years - your SportsMed PRO - its been an excellent tool - its kept me going all these years - I can’t praise it enough”……Peter P, Aberdare, UK, 22nd Jan 2019

“This little machine is excellent. I put it on going to bed. It helps relieve arthritis pain in my neck, hip, knees and foot”……Linda O, Gulliver QLD, 23rd December 2018

“Your excellent product has been a constant companion whilst living in remote areas without medical/physio access. Obviously a robust build, my unit is now in it's 20th year. As I get older I am using it more - for the pain & niggles that accompany aging rather than sports or activity related problems”….. Mik Plumb, 27 Sept 2018

 "Your TENS machine is excellent; I use it on my back, neck, shoulder and hand. Marvelous - I couldn't live without it. It totally controls my pain without painkillers ".... Helen S. St Kilda East VIC. 22 June 2018

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