Pain relief, Relaxation, Circulation, Soft tissue healing, Muscle strength

Back, neck, shoulders, head, face, chest, arms, elbows, wrists, hands, fingers, torso, abdomen, buttocks, pelvis, hips, legs, knees, ankles, feet, toes

Spine, discs, joints, bones, muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, bursae

TENS is a therapy - not just a machine

TENS means Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation.  TENS therapy is a drug-free, electro therapy, used by pain management specialists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists.  Following medical diagnosis, TENS therapy is managed by the patient, as an integral part of their pain relief or injury recovery program.

TENS therapy is used in 3 different ways:

  • Sensory nerve stimulation (also called TENS) - fast and lasting pain relief and relaxation; chronic pain, acute pain, nerve pain
  • Cell membrane stimulation (ECS) - improving circulation and hastening musculoskeletal and soft tissue healing
  • Motor nerve stimulation (EMS) - preventing muscle atrophy and strengthening major muscle groups, for rehabilitation after injury or surgery

Effective therapy consists of:

  • Correct diagnosis
  • Advice and guidance based on clinical evidence
  • On-going supervision of acute injury
  • A quality TENS machine; function settings based on medical science

    ActivLife - Unique TENS machines

    • Listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) - since inception; #174871 and #175359
    • The ONLY Australian Made TENS machines - official Australian Made ID 5317
    • No gimmicks - therapeutic functions are based on extensive clinical research and reflect the latest medical knowledge
    • Tiny - thumb size and weighing only 25gm
    • Rechargeable - plug into mains power (worldwide) to recharge
    • Powerful and comfortable - from 2 volts to 60 volts, and 30 different intensity settings
    • Wearable - in your pocket / clothing, or buy our lanyard / waist belt pouch
    • 24 month warranty and a product repair service that is economical, friendly and fast

    TENS machine range

    ActivLife micro TENS machines have been designed to combine precise programs of sensory nerve stimulation, motor nerve stimulation and/or cell membrane stimulation, depending upon the Intended Purpose. Choose based on your primary need, or phone us for advice.

    • ActivBody is for chronic pain, nerve pain, joint and soft tissue pain, circulation and relaxation
    • SportsMed is for pain relief, injury or wound healing and muscle strengthening - also great after surgery
    • InControl is for pelvic floor muscle strengthening - say NO to incontinence
    • ActivNatal is for pregnancy, labour and after childbirth - pain relief, recovery and muscle tone
    • EllaEase is for menstrual concerns, abdominal cramps and premenstrual tension

    These units are great value and made to last:

    • Up to 8 hours before auto turn OFF (manual turn OFF any time)
    • Accurate, effective programs based on clinical research
    • Rechargeable - up to 24 hours of usage time between recharges
    • Between 3 and 6 years before the battery needs replacing
    • Pads are reusable for many months
    • Replacement pads are inexpensive and readily available

    SportsMed PRO is a little larger than the micro range. It is intended for professional use, clinical applications and for the elite athlete. Features include:

    • Has been in production since 1988
    • Choice of TENS, EMS and ECS functions
    • A wide range of intensity settings
    • Choice of Modulated or Constant signal
    • Choice of muscle contraction / muscle release timing
    • Powered by a 9 volt battery;  we recommend Duracell or Energizer brands

    Recent testimonials

    " We started with an Ezistim then moved to the SportsMed. Both my wife and I love these devices, so I might as well get a second SportsMed! I'm glad to see that there is also a short lead option and I'll give that a whirl too"....James F, Kings Langley NSW, 26th July 2017
    "I purchased the tens machine after a hip replacement 16 years ago and it worked well. I have now just had a knee replacement and am looking forward to further successful use"....Peter K, ACT, 24th July 2017
    "This is an awesome machine [ed. ActivBody]. It served its purpose well while my husband was waiting for a discectomy. He found this was the only pain killer that worked for nerve pain".... Susan S, Ashmore QLD, 12th July 2017
    "We have decided to keep the TENS hire unit - it has been excellent.".... Lesley A, Wheelers Hill VIC, 15th June 2017

    When the patient support and advocacy group "Pain Australia" prepared a TENS Fact Sheet, they turned to us for information and advice.

    TENS machine accessories

    ActivLife and Bio Electronics products

    We stock a wide range of pads and other accessories for our TENS machines.

    • All our 2mm pin electrodes fit all our machines - sizes include standard, square, large, round
    • Sensitive skin electrodes - 2 mm pin
    • Pelvic floor electrodes - 2 mm pin
    • 2 types of lead - jack connection or micro unit connection
    • Charger, batteries, user guides and carry accessories also available

    Other branded TENS machine?

    We may be able to help you - check your unit, current pads and our photos.

    • Some brands use 2 mm pin electrodes
    • Other brands use snap electrodes
    • We stock leads with a standard audio jack connection - see SportsMed PRO lead


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    You can trust ActivLife

    We have been researching and manufacturing TENS devices since 1971. You can read our product and customer service testimonials if you are in any doubt about our commitment to serving the public.

    After 46 years, there are now many imported, "copy-cat" products on the market, and YES, some of them do appear to be cheap.

    As in life, you do get what you pay for. Especially problematic are:

    • TENS units not listed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration
    • Devices not supported after sale
    • Disposable TENS machines that only last as long as the non-chargeable battery or the life of the disposable pads
    • Machines that claim to be "wireless" - you can't separate the pads more than a few centimetres
    • Gimmick TENS devices with meaningless modes, minimal instructions or limited therapy times

    Further TENS information