TENS simply stands for transcutaneous (through the skin) electrical nerve stimulation and describes use of electric current to stimulate the nerves. TENS covers the entire range of currents passed through the skin for nerve excitation. These could be medically beneficial like PainPod proprietary formulations or placebo.
The term TENS is often confused and used as a generic term for the type of pulses produced by all sorts of electrotherapy devices, in much the same that way we use “capsule’ or “pill” as general description for how we get medicines into the body system. We know, for example, that not all capsules contain the same drug formulation, that Ibuprofen and Amoxicillin are entirely different drugs with entirely different effects.
PainPod biotechnology pulses different formulations of bio-electrical nerve stimulation through the skin to the nerve endings, In the same way, while PainPod devices pulse bio-electrical nerve stimulation through the skin to deliver treatment formulations, the term doesn’t apply to the specific bio electric formulations of the waveforms and pulses that the PainPod delivers.
That’s the PainPod difference.
Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) or electromyostimulation describes the use of electric impulses to stimulate muscles to contract.
This is the process by which the PainPod BioTechnology combines frequency treatment formulations with a range of advanced waveforms to mimic the body's natural contractions, passing gentle bio-pulses through the body tissues and muscle groups, stimulating blood-flow and improving circulation, speeding the body’s natural healing or conditioning process. Biostimulator myriad physical exercises, myriad neuromuscular.
If you have received a PainPod gift voucher, all you need to do is put the products that you want to spend the voucher on into the cart and go through to the checkout. Enter the voucher code at the checkout before making a payment. If your code isn’t working, contact one of our team members through the contact us page ether by phone or by completing the online enquiry form. Only one voucher can be used at a time. Postage cannot be redeemed using a voucher.
Please fill out the form on our Request User Manual Page and one will be automatically mailed out to you.
The PainPod medical devices have a 3 year warranty from the date of purchase covering manufacturing faults and 1 year warranty covering battery faults. PainPod device warranties are longer than the industry standard for medical devices! Unfortunately broken screens or opened machines are not covered under warranty. Contact us within business hours if you have any questions.
A number of Health Funds offer rebates for PainPod medical devices, as they deliver TENS and EMS frequencies in their range of modes. You can find information sought from Health Fund Providers relating to rebates here, however, we recommend contacting your Health Fund Provider for accurate information based on your own plan and level of coverage. If you need more information, please feel free to contact us online or call the PainPod team on 1300 911 442.
Generally a number of modes on the PainPod medical devices cycle through or combine more than one mode of treatment at a time. Check your PainPod user manual for more information.
If you are interested in joining the PainPod team as a retailer or individual retailer, follow the link below. Once you have completed the form, our team will get in contact with you with further details and instruction. Business Opportunities.
At PainPod, we know that many of our clients suffer from serious pain so we work hard as a team to ensure all warranty claims are handled quickly and efficiently. PainPod warranties last for 3 years from the initial purchase of the medical device. If your PainPod device is no longer under warranty, complete the warranty form anyway and the team at PainPod head office will contact you regarding the fault. Follow through to the fault report form to submit a warranty claim.
The PainPod Bio Shoes come with their own special white electrode wires. Best practice is to connect one end of the PainPod Bio Shoe wires to either port A or port B and then plug the prongs into the small holes visible on the side of the shoes. The opening where the prong fits can be hard to find. It's on the rim of the inside side of the leg. It is a small black hole with a tight fit.
We don't recommend using the PainPod until you are over 37 weeks pregnant without a health professional's advice. It is best to check with your midwife or doctor first before purchasing the product.
The PainPod is an excellent choice for medication-free pain relief during labour. It is also used for back pain relief while pregnant and relief from cramps. Do not use during labour if you are planing on having a water birth. The PainPod medical technology has been proven to be an effective pain relief method before and after labour. Find out more about PainPod and childbirth.
You have to remove your socks or stockings before you start your PainPod Bio Shoes so that you feel the sensations properly.
We do provide free shipping within Australia when you purchase one of our devices as part of your order. You can visit our collections page here to view the different devices we offer.
Your suitability for treatment with a PainPod advanced physical therapy medical device may be influenced by the following factors:
If you are prone to seizures, suffer from epilepsy, are pregnant, have cancer or are recovering from cancer, consult with your health professional before use.
PainPod batteries can only be replaced by our PainPod technicians at PainPod head office in Burleigh on the Gold Coast. Opening the machine will void the warranty. If your PainPod device is over 3 years old, you will need to purchase a replacement battery for $40 plus $9.50 postage ($49.50). To request the battery replacement service, complete a Fault Report form here.
PainPod Australia encourages its customers to always read the label and to use its products as directed, if symptoms persist see your doctors and/or health professional. Listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods as ARTG Identifier: 176131.
Skin irritation can occur in a small number of cases. If your skin is becoming irritated by the pads, there are a few different things you can do to stop it from recurring and even lengthen the life of your pads in the process:
If your pads are old, you may simply need to order some replacements but try the above first. If you have tried the above tips, ordered replacement pads and you are still experiencing skin irritation, we recommend considering the PainPod Bio Belt as an alternative to pads. The belt does not use gel to stick to the skin but instead is sprayed with water or Perfect Conductor and then strapped tight to hold it in place.
Click here to visit our collection of pads. You can purchase small pads for targeted pain relief, large pads for larger muscle groups, medium pads for comfort, or a pack of the three for a discounted price.
PainPodPremium Pads are the latest in PainPod Biotechnology. These patented pads have a proprietary silver grid pattern that closely controls the current so PainPod treatment is even, and more comfortable.
The Econo Pads range by PainPod are great value for the budget conscious, but the PainPod Premium Pads are simply on another level. Quality, treatment capability and delivery are a quantum leap forward.
How long lasting and durable the different types of PainPod electrode pads are will depend on a number of factors. How often you use them, how you store them, where you store them, if your skin is clean when using them, as well as skin type are some factors that will affect pad life.
PainPod Premium Pads: 25-50 applications or 30-60hrs (Approximate Use Per Pair)
PainPod Econo Pads: 30-60 applications or 40-60hrs (Approximate Use Per Pair)
In short, the durability of the pads will depend on the adhesiveness of the gel and its adhesiveness depends on keeping the gel clean, hydrated and free from debris.
Below are some tips to help you take care of your pads:
Applying pads: Clean skin with soapy water to remove oils, lotions, dirt, makeup etc. Any debris can get trapped in the gel and compromise the integrity of the gel’s adhesive quality.
Removing & storing pads: Ensure device is turned off and always lift electrodes from the edge (NOT the leadwire). Return the pads to the storage liners or holder and put them in the original resealable bag or a ziplock bag to prevent loss of moisture. The electrodes should be stored at a temperature that would be comfortable for a human being, or somewhere between 5°C (41.0°F) and 27°C (80.6°F). with humidity at 35-50%.
Additional storage instructions specific for PainPod Premium Pads: Place onto correct “ON” side of storage liner. If placed onto “NO” side of liner, the gel will degrade when removed.
Hydrating pads: You can hydrate the Econo pads prior to storage by rubbing a drop of water onto the gel surface. PainPodPremium Pads ARE NOT to be used with conductive spray however conductive spray is fine for use and recommended with Econo PainPod pads.
DO NOT: Do not store pads in a freezer/refrigerator, leave in extreme heat, submerge in water, or leave outside of the package. Do not use soap, alcohol, wet wipes, submerge in water, or scrub with abrasive material on your pads.
Yes. When electrode pads show wear and tear, or are no longer comfortable, it is likely time to replace them with a new set.
Governing agencies require them to be labeled for single patient use for hygiene reasons. PainPod pads are intended for single patient use only. By sharing pads, you are subjected to cross contamination. All electrode pads are disposable and should replaced with fresh pads if compromised.
PainPod pads are designed for reuse so long as the care instructions are followed and pads are discarded when they show damage or are uncomfortable. Each use will slowly diminish the adhesive quality. The pads become contaminated by the skin. The pH of the pad gel is controlled at a level to prevent the spontaneous growth of molds. However, during use in a spore rich environment it is possible to overwhelm this mold growth control feature of the gel. Discard pads when necessary.
According to the FDA, there are no Federal standards that govern the use of the term hypoallergenic. Hypoallergenic is loosely defined as “less likely to cause an allergic reaction than other comparable goods.” Since there is no scientific formula to measure or test this, our pads have not been labeled as hypoallergenic. We would recommend putting forward an enquiry with the company in question if you come across pads labeled hypoallergenic elsewhere.
PainPodPremium Pads are made in the USA.
All of our PainPod pads are latex free. We do not use latex of any kind in the manufacturing process or in the packaging of PainPod pads.