Benefits of TENS therapy. How does Muscle Electrical Stimulation work?

What is a TENS Machine?

TENS is an abbreviation of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation.

Transcutaneous means “across the skin”. In simple terms, a TENS machine stimulates your nerves via an electrical current through your skin. A TENS machine is an electronic medical device and it may assist you in modest short-term pain relief by preventing pain signals from reaching the brain.

Benefits of TENS therapy

TENS therapy is a non-invasive, practical and safe method to help ease both acute and chronic pain. It may be used to relieve the following:  

  • Acute pain – such as sports injuries, acute torticollis, acute low back pain and joint pain
  • Chronic pain – such as low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, peripheral nerve injuries and phantom limb pain.

It can also be used to help ease pain for postoperative patient, for women in labour and delivery, and for post-stroke patients.

TENS therapy is an alternative to medication and designed so that you can move around with it working. At Home Physio Group, our Physiotherapists can advise you if a TENS machine will be suitable for your condition. They will also provide you with a personalised exercise programme to help your recovery.

For more information, please contact us on 0330 335 1016 or alternatively please fill out our contact sheet and we will get back to you.

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Why choose Home Physio Group?

We are a dedicated team of Chartered Physiotherapists working exclusively in your home and providing the highest level of care. We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands and being looked after. With this is mind, our client management team are here to assist you every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals, relieve your pain, and improve your mobility.

The benefits of using our service include:

  • All our physiotherapists are hand-picked professionals with years of experience
  • We are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). All our physiotherapists are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • We will arrange visits in your own home (or care home or place of work) at a convenient time to you
  • We work at speed and do not have a waiting list
  • We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
  • Our team work closely with the country’s leading consultants and specialists in their field
  • You will always have the same physiotherapist visiting you at home
  • You can have as many visits as you require
  • Our fixed pricing structure can be provided in writing so that you can consider it in your own time
  • We believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to care. Your personalised programme and treatment strategy will be unique to you