ActivBody

You may switch between modes at any time; e.g Start with 30 minutes on BLOCK and then move to RELIEVE for as long as required.

Muscles should never twitch or contract.

Purpose ModeIntensity TimeHow often
Acute pain BLOCKMedium 30 minutesas required
Chronic pain RELIEVELow to medium Minimum 60 minutesas required
Nagging pain RELIEVELow Overnightas required
Relaxation RELAXLow Minimum 2 hoursas required
Circulation RELAX or RELIEVELow 60 minuteswhen practical

SportsMed

Purpose ModeIntensity TimeHow often
Pain relief RELIEVELow to medium Minimum 60 minutesOn demand
Muscle soreness RELIEVELow Several hoursDaily for 1 or 2 days
Scar tissue RELIEVELow Several hoursDaily as needed
Soft tissue healing RECOVERMedium 10 to 20 minutes3 times per day
Circulation RELIEVE or RECOVERLow 60 minutesas often as needed
Rehabilitation EXERCISEMedium 5 to 15 minutes3 times per day
Rehabilitation EXERCISEMedium to high 10 to 20 minutes3 times per day
On RELIEVE mode – muscles should not contract or twitch
On RECOVER mode – muscles should contract, mildly
On EXERCISE mode – muscles should contract, mildly or strongly – as required

SportsMed PRO

Purpose ModeIntensity TimePulse frequency
Pain relief / relaxation Modulated and RelieveLow Minimum 60 minutesLow
Pain management Constant and RelieveLow to medium 20 to 30 minutesHigh
Pain management Modulated and RelieveLow to medium Minimum 60 minutesHigh
Healing Modulated & Exercise;
6 sec ON, 12 sec OFF
Medium 5–15 min; 3 per dayMedium to high
Healing Constant & Exercise;
6 sec ON, 12 sec OFF
Low to medium 5–15 min; 3 per dayHigh
Rehabilitation Constant & Exercise;
6 sec ON, 12 sec OFF
Medium 20–30 min; dailyHigh
Strength Constant & Exercise;
12 sec ON, 24 sec OFF
Medium to high 20-30 min; 3 per weekHigh
On RELIEVE mode – muscles should NOT contract or twitch
On EXERCISE mode – muscles should contract, mildly or strongly – as required

ActivNatal

EXERCISE mode is not used during pregnancy or within the first 6 weeks after childbirth.

Purpose ModeIntensity TimeHow often / when
Ante natal and post natal
Musculoskeletal pain relief RELIEVELow to medium Minimum 60 minutesOn demand
Muscle tension, stress RELIEVELow Several hoursOn demand
Circulation, swollen ankles RELIEVELow Minimum 60 minutesEach evening
Childbirth
Early labour RELIEVELow to medium Several hoursBefore you leave for hospital
Stage 1 labour to transition LABOURHigh - increase intensity with contraction Duration of contractionWith contraction
Post natal – 6 or more weeks after childbirth
Pelvic floor EXERCISE MODEStart low; gradually increase 20 to 30 minutesDaily
Abdominal Sheet EXERCISE MODEStart low; gradually increase 20 to 30 minutesDaily

InControl

Only ever use surging modes for pelvic floor muscle contraction.

The following is the "ideal" program - but don't worry if you miss a day or two. Just do what you can.

  • PFE i is for involuntary muscles, e.g. the internal sphincter muscles
  • PFE v is for voluntary muscles such as all muscles that support the pelvic organs, and the external sphincter muscles
  • PFE m - the m stands for mixed, as this mode exercises all muscles at the same time by modulating between low frequency and high frequency stimulation

Minutes per day per mode

Week PFE i ModePFE m Mode PFE v Mode
1 20 minutes20 minutes 0 minutes
2 30 minutes30 minutes 0 minutes
3 40 minutes40 minutes 0 minutes
4 0 minutes50 minutes 40 minutes
5 0 minutes50 minutes 40 minutes
6 0 minutes40 minutes 50 minutes
7 0 minutes50 minutes 40 minutes
8 0 minutes30 minutes 60 minutes
Maintenance 20 minutes20 minutes 20 minutes

EllaEase

Purpose ModeIntensity TimeHow often
Primary period pain RELIEVEMuscles should NOT contract On demandOn demand
Muscle tension RELIEVEMuscles should NOT contract On demandOn demand
Low back pain RELIEVEMuscles should NOT contract Minimum 60 minutesOn demand
Fluid retention EASEMuscles should contract Minimum 60 minutesDaily
Abdominal cramps EASEMuscles should contract On demandOn demand
Tension headache RELAXLow Minimum 60 minutesDaily
Reduce stress and anxiety RELAXLow Several hoursDaily

EllaEase - Endo Pain

Pain Location ModeElectrodes IntensityTime
Abdominal cramps EASEStandard Muscles should contractMaximum 1 hour each day
Abdominal cramps EASE or RELIEVEStandard Muscles should NOT contractAs long as necessary
Pelvic pain – cramps EASEPelvic floor Muscles should NOT contractMaximum 1 hour each day
Pain pain – tight muscle EASE or RELIEVEPelvic Floor Muscles should NOT contractAs long as necessary
Low back, leg, hip, groin pain RELIEVEStandard Muscles should NOT contractAs long as necessary
Sacrum, rectum EASEPelvic floor Muscles should contractMaximum 1 hour each daily
Sacrum, rectum RELIEVEPelvic Floor Muscles should NOT contractAs long as necessary
Early intervention RELAXStandard or Pelvic floor Muscles should NOT contractSeveral hours
Assisting sleep RELAXStandard Muscles shoudl NOT contractOvernight