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Apex Com-Tens III Unit

The Apex Com-TENS III unit is one of our most popular units, affording customers a low-cost solution that provides reliable, effective treatment. It is used for alleviating chronic and acute pain and is designed for rehabilitation/physical therapy. The Com-TENS III comes complete with a carrying case, 9-volt battery, 2 lead wires, 1 package of 4 pre-gelled electrodes and an operating manual.

  • Dual isolated channels
  • Adjustable pulse amplitude and frequency
  • Plastic clip design
  • Pocket sized
  • Easy operations

Technical Specifications

  • Channel - Dual, isolated between channels
  • Pulse Intensity - Adjustable 0-80mA
  • Pulse Rate - 2Hz - 120 Hz (adjustable)
  • Pulse Width - 40us - 260us (adjustable)

To ensure your safety and to guarantee quality, this model (Com-TENS III) is registered with the Therapetic Goods Administration (TGA) under 98095.

TENS stands for Transcutaneous (through the skin) Electrical Nerve Stimulation and is a treatment that uses low voltage electrical currents to relieve pain.

TENS is a method of electrical stimulation which primarily aims to provide a degree of symptomatic pain relief by exciting sensory nerves and thereby stimulating either the pain gate mechanism and/or the opioid system. The different methods of applying TENS relate to these different physiological mechanisms. The effectiveness of TENS varies with the clinical pain being treated, but research would suggest that when used ‘well’ it provides significantly greater pain relief than a placebo intervention.

The gentle electrical current is passed through electrodes which are taped to the skin near the site of the pain. The current comes from a small battery-operated machine. Because the machines are quite portable and easy to use, people find them convenient to use at home.

TENS is used by people to treat a variety of acute and chronic pain conditions, including low back pain, sciatica, neck pain, knee pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, period pain, tennis elbow, phantom limb pain and the pain of childbirth. The electrodes must be placed near to the source of the pain, for example for back pain they should be placed around the centre of the painful area.

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