Intended purpose

SportsMed PRO may be used to help with pain relief, injury healing and rehabilitation of the following types of (diagnosed) musculoskeletal injuries:

  • Bruising (contusion, haematoma)
  • Bursitis (inflammation of bursa)
  • Contracture (fasciitis)
  • Delayed onset muscle soreness
  • Dislocation (subluxation)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture (with soft tissue damage)
  • Ligament sprain (over-stretch tear)
  • Muscle strain (tear)
  • Nerve compression (pinched nerve)
  • Neuralgia (damaged nerve)
  • Oedema (excess fluid, effusion)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Painful stiffness (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Slipped disc
  • Spondylosis
  • Tendonitis (inflammation of tendon)
  • Tendon strain (tear)
  • Tenosynovitis (peritendinitis, inflammation of the synovial sheath)

Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) listing number #174871


Modes and Controls

For the benefit of physiotherapists, sports medicine practitioners and other professionals, we summarize the SportsMed PRO operating modes and settings.

Other customers are advised to seek medical diagnosis and use SportsMed PRO as part of an injury recovery plan developed by their healthcare provider.

Pulse intensity

Pulse intensity is the strength of the electrical pulses. The stronger the stimulation the further the electrical signals can reach within the body and the more nerves and cell membranes are activated.

The effectiveness of TENS therapy is highly dependent upon DOSE which is a function of intensity and time.

Relieve mode

  • Pain Relief - start with a low intensity; a setting between 1.5 and 2.5.
  • Stronger Pain Relief - turn up the intensity to moderate or strong, so long as the sensation remains comfortable; a setting between 2.5 and 3.0.
  • Using an intensity higher than this has no additional pain relieving benefit and may potentially cause aggravation to the injured area.
  • For cellular activity and commencement of the recovery process, a very low intensity is adequate, between 1.0 and 2.0.

Exercise mode

 The intensity must be sufficient to cause the muscles to contract.

  • Intensity controls the strength of each contraction. Once the intensity is set every contraction will be of the same strength
  • For recovery, set the dial for the mildest of muscle contractions
  • For muscle development set the dial to a comfortable level, while still causing the muscle to work (i.e. contract)

As progress is made, the intensity may be increased - but never to the point of discomfort. Everyone is different and not all athletes will need to use the upper end of the dial.


Pulse frequency

Relieve mode

  • A low pulse frequency will cause the release of beta-endorphin, for longer lasting pain relief and a feeling of well-being
  • A high pulse frequency will provide the pain-gating or "blocking" effect for immediate pain relief

Exercise mode

  • Low pulse frequency stimulates involuntary (visceral) muscles
  • High pulse frequency stimulates voluntary (skeletal) muscles

Constant vs Modulated Pulse

Use CONSTANT mode for:

  • Acute pain
  • Later stage injury recovery
  • Muscle strengthening options

Use MODULATED mode for:

  • Chronic pain
  • Release of tension
  • Early stage injury recovery

Modulated mode set to High frequency actually oscillates between High and Low frequency, thus achieving maximum pain relief benefits - pain-gating mixed with beta-endorphin release.

Benefits
Fully adjustable
Durable and reliable
27 years tried-and-true
Comfortable signals
Powerful output
Quality tested
24 month warranty
Local customer service



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