Get TENS Therapy in Scarborough, ON
Migraines and muscle pain are tough to deal with, even more so when you don’t want to take medication. Does this sound like you? Are you the type of person who would prefer drug-free alternatives to relieve pain? We have the solution.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) Therapy uses electrical stimulation to treat pain.
Using a TENS machine, we can provide a safe alternative to drugs. Low-voltage electric currents block pain signals from reaching your brain and stimulate the release of your body’s natural pain-relief chemical, endorphins. Our experienced and expert therapists at Activa’s Scarborough Clinic offer TENS Therapy
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Understanding What TENS Therapy Is and What It Isn't
This type of therapy treats pain by sending low-voltage electric currents to the site of pain. A TENS therapist uses a tiny device to deliver the current either at the nerve or near it. The current then blocks or changes the way you perceive the pain. The procedure is non-invasive and safe to use.
Your therapist will clean and dry the site at which they will apply the electrodes. Once the electrodes are firmly stuck to your skin, the process will begin
Once you have had a few sessions, we can then show you how to use the TENS machine, and you can then administer your treatment from the comfort of your own home.
Types of Tens Machines
1. Electrode patch type
This type of machine sends currents through patches that are placed on either side of the painful area.
2. Needle type / acupuncture-like
Now that you have a brief understanding of how TENS therapy works, you know that conventional TENS is when sticky pads transmit electrical impulses to the skin and into the muscles are placed next to the site of pain.
Therapists have found that combining TENS therapy with dry needling can be an even more effective form of pain relief. With the addition of the needling treatment, muscles can be stimulated on a deeper level.
Both methods remain safe, non-invasive and pain-free.
TENS Therapy Is Not for Everybody:
As wonderful as TENS Therapy is, it’s not suitable for everyone.
Those who should avoid this type of therapy are:
- Pregnant women
- Those with epilepsy
- Those with skin conditions, skin allergies
- Those who use a pacemaker or defibrillator
TENS Therapy Can Treat
TENS Therapy Benefits
TENS offers pain relief as an alternative for those who are unable to take medication for pain.
The therapy has a gentle massage effect, which releases those wonderful endorphins.It also promotes blood circulation, which speeds up the recovery process. By easing the muscle tension, it relieves joint stiffness.
Call Activa Scarborough today and Book Your TENS Therapy Appointment
Your first step towards pain-free living is a phone-call away. Call Activa Scarborough today. Or, if you’d prefer,, you can send us an email.
Schedule a TENS Therapy Session at Activa’s Scarborough Clinic Today
You can use massage therapy for a one time appointment, but we have found that most patients benefit when they are going through regular appointments and treatments with our dedicated massage therapists.
Get in Touch With Activa Clinic for Your TENS Therapy Needs in Scarborough, ON
Our highly-trained and experienced staff are willing and able to assist. Please have a look at our operating times and see what best suits you.
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Fridays: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
You can also contact us online.
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Our team includes physiotherapists, kinesiologists, chiropractors, and more. They have a thorough understanding of biomechanics and how to keep you moving properly. By analyzing your issues and goals, they will help you find the best solution. To learn more about our functional braces and straps, give us a call or schedule a consultation today.
“TENS Therapy can be administered by physical therapists, or self-administered by patients themselves.”
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FAQs on Finding TENS Therapy in Scarborough, ON
Is TENS Therapy safe for everybody?
TENS therapy is not safe for everyone. Please see the section above to see who.
Is TENS Therapy safe for those with heart-related conditions?
If your heart condition requires you to wear a pacemaker or defibrillator, then TENS therapy is not for you.
Are There Any Side Effects of TENS Therapy?
There are no known side effects to the therapy. However, it’s crucial that you follow basic safety protocols when administering the treatment, especially if you are doing it yourself.
Before starting the treatment, please ensure that the electrodes are applied firmly to your skin. It is best to use the electrodes simultaneously. Do not place them on top of each other. Refrain from using any form of cream, spray, or lotion to your skin or the pads when using the TENS machine. Electrodes should not be used on your head, on your face, or the neck area.