What is Physiokey Therapy?

Physiokey Therapy is aimed at relieving both acute and chronic pain in patients. It involves the use of a hand-held device called the Physiokey which is the latest development in neurostimulation technology. Impulses are sent to the brain via the nervous system. The brain responds with it's own impulses and the conversation between the two continues many times per second.  The Physiokey adjusts every output with each response from the brain.

The result of this two-way conversation is very effective pain relief with no drugs required!

The Physiokey collects its information from the nerve endings in the skin. The brain responds to it's signals by sending sufficient amounts of neuropeptides to relieve pain and initiate a healing response. The job of the Physiokey Therapist is to act as a detective in finding the optimum area of the body to treat in order to effect maximum pain relief and nudge the body back to self-healing. It is a very effective and non-invasive, advanced form of electrotherapy, extremely useful in treating acute and chronic pain.


What happens during Physiokey Therapy?

The therapist uses different techniques. One is a brushing motion with the device in order to detect the best areas for treatment. Once these areas are located, the therapist will continue with the brushing in different directions or else change settings in order to give the correct dosage of treatments.

During therapy there is no pain but you will feel a slight tingling sensation. You will be encouraged to report any changes or sensations you feel during the treatment and to note anything that occurs following the treatment. This information will be useful for follow-up sessions.


Benefits of Physiokey therapy?

With acute conditions the Physiokey promotes more rapid pain relief by stimulating the body's own natural pain relieving mechanisms. Pain is an essential message that alerts the body that action is required. The body responds and does enough in it's 'pecking order' of 'jobs to do', then attends to other business. The Physiokey asks the brain for a bit more help at the painful area.

With chronic conditions the device gets the body to mobilise forces again to look at the condition being suffered and kick starts the body's self-healing.


Observed clinical effects of the therapy:

  • Pain relief
  • Post therapy patients are more relaxed and report prolonged deep sleep.
  • Range of motion increases due to muscular relaxation
  • Microcirculation increases
  • Feeling of well-being, lightness, relaxation.


Not to be used on patients with:

  • Pacemakers
  • Patients prone to seizures & epilepsy
  • Pregnant women