How does Physiokey work
How does Physiokey differ from PEMF and TENS?
Physiokey: Yes. Fast and Sustained. Pain relief extends beyond the actual treatment, often days to weeks.
PEMF: Concept of cellular health which in turn provides pain relief.
TENS: Short lived. Pain subsides usually only while the TENS unit is activated.
Physiokey: Principle of Interactive Neurostimulation. The physiokey generates a highly variable neural-like impulse that affects the sensory nerves just below the skin, activating the on-board pharmacy of the brain to release endorphins, opioids, anti-inflammatory mechanisms other neuropeptides.
PEMF: Principle of ‘Cellular Exercise. PEMF device sends a pulsing magnetic field through a soft, flexible rubber coil or rug. Concept of ‘Cellular Exercise’ - stimulating cells to release waste, toxins and inflammation and receive oxygen and nutrients.
TENS: Gate theory to block pain.
Type of Therapy
Physiokey: Dynamic and Active therapy. Specificity of treatment. Fixed electrodes on the device are moved over the skin to detect and treat specific areas. Targeted application = faster outcomes.
PEMF: Passive Therapy. A loop or rug is placed on or over the body.
TENS: Passive Therapy. Electrodes pads adhered to the skin. Treatment is hit or miss with electrode pads placed around pain area. No detection of treatment areas. No specificity of treatment.
Physiokey: Feedback Controlled. The device sends out a neural-like impulse and then waits for it to return from the body. The device then reads the returning impulse and adjusts its own subsequent signal. Because of this feedback mechanism, each new signal differs from the previous one, thus preventing the body habituating to a single, continuous electrical signal.
PEMF: No Feedback. Pulsing electromagnetic fields travel from the main unit through the loop/s
TENS: No Feedback. The body adapts itself to the single, continuous electrical signal and eventually just ignores it. The net result? The pain returns.
Release of Regulative Peptides
Physiokey: Yes. physiokey's highly variable neural-like impulse induces the release of neuropeptides due to their ability to activate C fibres. It is the release of neuropeptides that enables the body to heal.
Physiokey: Highly Effective treatment times. 5-20 minutes at a time.