TENS therapy - TENS machines

TENS is a drug-free, physical therapy

Following medical diagnosis, the therapy can be self-managed.

With an ActivLife TENS machine, TENS therapy can be applied at home or work, moving or resting - any time you need it - and for as long as you need it.

We provide a reliable, accurately programmed TENS machine and quality accessories. Our helpful treatment guidelines cover pad placement, program choice, length of treatment.

Phone 1800 675 571

Best value TENS machine

ActivLife pre and post purchase advice is unique:

  • To speak to a TENS therapy consultant, please phone during business hours
  • Or make an appointment with an ActivLife Professional Partner

Kerry S.       21st April 2017

"I' have had your TENS machine for many years - even lent it to many friends and family members. Just ordering new pads this time. Very happy with the product"

Explaining TENS and EMS

The term TENS is used specifically to describe sensory nerve stimulation for pain relief and relaxation.

EMS (sometimes NMS) is a second term in use; it refers to motor nerve stimulation, which is used to create a series of muscle contractions.

ActivLife micro TENS machines have been designed to combine precise programs of sensory and/or motor nerve stimulation, depending upon the Intended Purpose.

Differences explained:

  • ActivBody is for acute & chronic pain, nerve pain, joint & soft tissue pain, circulation and relaxation, using 3 accurately programmed TENS functions
  • SportsMed is for acute & chronic pain, injury healing and muscle strengthening - it is an excellent combination of TENS & EMS
  • InControl and InControl for men are for pelvic floor muscle strengthening - of necessity, they are pure EMS machines
  • ActivNatal is for pregnancy, labour and after childbirth - with 3 purpose designed functions for labour pain relief, general pain relief and muscle toning
  • EllaEase is for menstrual concerns - a different combination of functions to suit a different set of needs, including pain relief, relaxation and regulating cramps

SportsMed PRO (formally SportsMed Clinical Athlete Recovery):

Our renowned SportsMed PRO is a little larger than the micro range. It is intended for professional use, clinical applications and for the elite athlete. It's more complex to operate but, as it is fully adjustable, it does offer all of the functionality of the micro unit range.

Programmed micro TENS range

Professional / Clinical Model

SportsMed PRO

Accessories and spare parts

Holds more than your TENS machine

New in store!

To ensure your ActivLife TENS unit is truly wearable, we have introduced a convenient and comfortable waist belt with 2 expandable pouches:

  • No more worries about dropping and damaging your control unit
  • Any excess lead length can easily tuck away

Full range

We stock a wide range of parts and accessories for ActivLife and Bio Electronics TENS machines. All our electrodes fit all our own brand machines - they attach via a 2mm pin.

These electrodes will also suit any other brand TENS machine that uses the same 2mm pin connection. However we do not stock press-stud electrodes.

Be careful when buying leads on-line - they are usually brand specific.

User guides available on-line

User guides

45 years of TENS experience

ActivLife makes tiny, wearable and long-lasting TENS machines

  • Medical devices, listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG)
  • Australian made with a 24 month warranty
  • Backed by 40 years of clinical practice in Australia, and 35 years of academic research in universities in the UK, Europe and America
  • The User Guide and this web site explain the therapeutic functions and give clear treatment instructions
  • A product repair service that is unique, friendly and fast

The original TENS machine inventors

Physiotherapist and inventor, Jim Lamers, designed and made his first TENS unit in 1971, and we have been in continuous production, in Victoria, ever since.

We lead the way in innovation

  • All products in our TENS micro range are thumb size, very powerful and rechargeable
  • Each micro control unit is feather-weight at 25 gm and easily fits into our custom pendant holder, waist belt pouch or a pocket, for maximum mobility and convenience
  • An ActivLife micro TENS machine is great value and made to last:
    • Up to 8 hours without turning OFF
    • Up to 24 hours of usage time before the battery needs recharging
    • Between 3 and 6 years before the battery needs replacing
    • Pads are reusable for many months
    • Replacement pads are inexpensive and readily available
  • The SportsMed PRO has been in production since 1988:
    • Powered by a 9 volt battery with a wide range of intensity settings
    • Choice of Modulated or Constant signal
    • Choice of TENS or EMS functions
    • Choice of muscle contraction / muscle release timing

Financial Options

For customers who are unsure that TENS will help them - we offer a hire service; you can convert to purchase at the end of the hire period, if you choose.

For pensioners, we offer a fortnightly payment plan.

Further TENS information