frequently asked questions

What is Physiokey?

Physiokey is the latest development in neurostimulation technology.  The physiokey delivers a damped, bi-phasic, sinusoidal impulse delivered through two fixed concentric electrodes. The device adjusts its output in response to changes in skin resistance or impedance. This means the physiokey is applied without the need for conductive gels, directly onto the patient’s skin. This advancement in treatment has a significant impact on the way neurostimulation can be delivered and subsequently on the results that can be achieved in the clinical setting.  

 

Every physiokey treatment is designed to optimise the main aspects of any neurostimulation treatment to ensure better and lasting results. Research has shown that the optimisation of various treatment parameters can significantly increase the effectiveness of neurostimulation across a broad range of painful conditions.

 

The correct application of the physiokey ensures all of these parameters are optimised and offers the practitioner a way to scientifically apply neurostimulation with evidence-based protocols and achieve excellent results.

REF: Physiokey White Paper from NS health 

Do treatments hurt?

No.

The impulse is set at a low level and placed on the skin in 4 areas surrounding the area to be treated.  In each area the sensation may intensify or become duller.  The intensity of impulse is set at a comfortable level decided by YOU.  Once the intensity check is complete the device is placed on the area to be treated.

How many treatments will I need?

Depending on your health issue or symptoms the number of treatments can range from approximately 3 to 15+.

I would anticipate a sports injury being treated as soon as possible would need between 3 to 8 treatments, depending on severity of the injury while a chronic (long term) health condition could take between 6 to 15+ treatments.

Everyone is different and therefore the above is only as a guideline.  My aim is to always treat clients in the least time possible for the best outcome.

What does Physiokey help with?

Physiokey treatments help with many health issues and pain related injuries/conditions.  It treats the WHOLE BODY and therefore does not just treat the pain or condition you are suffering from.

Physiokey's intended use is for:

  • Acute and chronic pain

  • Increased blood circulation

  • Passive muscle stimulation

  • Improvement and recovery of function

When dealing with pain or health condition the above points are indicative of dealing with and recovery from the symptoms you are experiencing.

REF: Physiokey White Paper from NS health 

Do sports clubs use Physiokey?

There are a number of professional sports teams and therapists who have been using Physiokey for some time.  These include:

  •  Medical advisers of the German National freestyle ski team

  •  The Olympic Training Centre in Berlin

  •  The official physiotherapist for the German Athletics' Association

  •  The drivers of formula 3 and formula 4 motor sports

  •  The team doctor of the National American Football Team

  •  Sandra Gal - Germany's most successful Golfer

  •  The medical team at the Olympic training centre in Frankfurt

  •  The Physiotherapy team of Germany's first league soccer players

  •  Physiotherapy Support Unit at the German State Ballet and Opera House in Berlin

  •  The Physiotherapists team for the Davis cup Serbia

  •  Countless therapists, doctors and clinics throughout the whole of Germany and parts of Australia.

Physiokey is being introduced to the United Kingdom through a network of therapists, and continues to grow in popularity simply because it delivers results.

REF: NS health 

When can I NOT have treatments?

Treatments should not be undertaken when:

  • You have on-demand-type cardiac pacemaker or other electrically powered implant

  • Patients prone to seizures

  • Alcohol intoxication

  • Pregnancy. 

REF: Physiokey White Paper from NS health 

Have there been clinical observations?

 Observations include:

  • Pain Relief

  • Autonomic responses from the patient

  • Sympathetic – in some cases patients may begin to perspire, heart beat and blood pressure increases slightly, and the patients feels warm

  • Parasympathetic – after 10 to 15 minutes of physiokey therapy, most patients become relaxed, their heartbeat slightly decreases, and their blood pressure normalises

  • Post physiokey therapy– most patients report having prolonged deep sleep ‘first time in years’

  • Range of motion increases due to muscular relaxation

  • Microcirculation – increased – directly under the physiokey electrode one can see erythema after a few minutes of application

  • Feeling of well-being, lightness, relaxed, sleepy, but not tired.  

REF: Physiokey White Paper from NS health 

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