TENS stands for transcutaneous (through the skin) electrical nerve stimulation and is a treatment that uses electrical currents to relieve pain and provide other therapeutic benefits. The PainPod medical devices send the gentle TENS frequencies from the unit through the electrode wires and into the treatment area. To ease pain or discomfort, the TENS frequencies send bio-electrical signals through the nervous system and block the pain receptors that alert your brain to discomfort.
TENS therapy works similarly to how painkillers work, except without the chemical properties or side effects of analgesics. Find out more about our technology by reading through the PainPod homepage here.
Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is often referred to as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). EMS frequencies are best used for muscle recovery and performance due to the involuntary muscle contractions they induce. This helps to stimulate the muscles so that your body can recover from injury and exercise more effectively. Find out more about recovery, performance and the PainPod on the homepage here.
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 here. Only one voucher can be used at a time. Postage cannot be redeemed using a voucher.
First, you will need to register your device for warranty if you have not already done so. Once you are registered, please complete the contact us form and mention that you have registered your device. Include the PainPod model in the message to receive your replacement manual. Registration of your device is necessary for us to send you the appropriate manual. Click here to register your device.
The PainPod devices have a 3 year warranty from the date of purchase covering manufacturing faults. PainPod device warranties are 3 times longer than the industry standard for medical devices! Unfortunately broken screens or opened machines are not covered under warranty.
A number of health funds offer rebates for PainPod TENS/EMS medical devices. We recommend contacting your health fund provider first before purchase for instruction.
Generally a number of modes on the PainPod devices cycle through or combine more than one mode of treatment at a time. Check your PainPod manual for more information.
If you are interested in joining the PainPod team as a distributor, retailer, chemist, healthcare practitioner, sale agent or affiliate, follow the link below. Once you have completed the form, our team will get in contact with you with further details and instruction.
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 machine. 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 warranty form here to submit a warranty claim.
The circulation shoes come with their own special white electrode wires. Best practice is to connect one end of the circulation 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.
We don't recommend using the PainPod until you are over 37 weeks pregnant. 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. Do not use if you are planing on having a water birth. The PainPod technology has been proven to be an effective pain relief method before and after labour. Find out more about PainPod and childbirth here.
For standard post within Australia, we generally say around 5-7 working days. WA customers may not receive their postage until 14 working days from purchase. Express post generally takes 1-3 working days.
We have distributors, retailers and sales agents that can help you if you prefer to purchase face-to-face. You can also visit us at our head office in Burleigh on the Gold Coast.
You have to remove your socks or stockings before you start your circulation shoes so that you feel the sensations properly.
All PainPod pads and accessories are compatible with old HiDow TENS/EMS units. PainPod Australia has replaced HiDow nationally to make way for new products, upgraded software and refreshed technology.
We do provide free shipping 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.
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.
Your suitability for treatment with the PainPod advanced TENS/EMS medical technology may be influenced by the following factors:
If you are prone to seizures, pregnant, have cancer or are recovering from cancer, consult with your doctor before use.
PainPod batteries can only be replaced by our PainPod technicians at PainPod head office.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 warranty form here.
Even though PainPod pads are made with anti-allergen gel, skin irritation can still 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 Conductor Therapy 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.
Contact the PainPod head office today for further assistance by completing the form on our contact page 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 healthcare professional. Listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods as ARTG Identifier: 176131 Certificate Number: DV-2010-MC-13011-3.