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Getting to know your SportsMed TENS and ECS functions

Please read your User Guide before proceeding

The SportsMed machine offers 3 key functions:

  • Pain relief is available every day, when you need it, for as long as you need it - this is using sensory nerve stumaltion

  • More rapid injury repair - this is using cell wall stimulation

  • Muscle strengthening - by stimulating motor nerves to contract the muscle


Best Practice Injury management

All serious injuries should be professionally diagnosed and an injury management plan developed in consultation with your physiotherapist or doctor. Patient long term welfare is more important than a rushed return to sport before the injury has recovered.

Acute musculoskeletal injury management:

  • Stabilize the injury site to prevent any further damage

  • Manage the initial and on-going pain

  • Seek medical diagnosis and ongoing management of the injury

  • Between medical visits, supplement clinical treatment with ECS electrotherapy to shorten the repair period

  • Minimize muscle atrophy

  • Rehabilitate by strengthening surrounding muscle

  • Return to vigorous activity gradually

Repetitive strain (over-use) injury management:

  • Refrain from the repeated activity - or modify how you are doing it

  • Manage the on-going pain

  • If severe, seek medical diagnosis and ongoing management

  • Between medical visits, supplement clinical treatment with ECS electrotherapy to shorten the repair period

  • Minimize muscle atrophy

  • Strengthen supporting muscles

  • When you return to the activity, modify posture, ergonomics or break-times


The SportsMed electrical stimulation machine - ideal for soft tissue damage

SportsMed for acute or repetitive strain injury

The ActivLife SportsMed device will help with a number of the above management steps, as follows:

  • Initial and ongoing pain relief (TENS)

  • Injury healing - cellular activity, circulation, inflammation, stiffness, scaring (ECS)

  • Avoiding muscle atrophy - while at rest (EMS)

  • Strengthening muscles - in combination with a manual exercise program (EMS)

SportsMed postoperative recovery

Recovering from surgery is similar to recovering from injury - both cause trauma to body tissue and cells. After surgery:

  • Initial and ongoing pain relief (TENS)

  • Manage stress - which can delay recovery (TENS)

  • Aid healing - cellular activity, circulation, inflammation, stiffness, scaring (ECS)

  • Avoid muscle atrophy - while at rest (EMS)

SportsMed to manage gout

Frequent attacks of gout can cause irreversible damage to the joint and nearby bone. Medical diagnosis and prompt treatment are highly advised. SportsMed can be used on its own or in conjunction with prescribed medication:

  • Initial and ongoing pain relief (TENS)

  • Reduce swelling and redness by removing waste fluid containing excess uric acid (ECS)