BioStim is shorthand for biological stimulation, meaning stimulation of sensory nerves, motor nerves and cell membranes.
One form of BioStim Therapy is known as TENS therapy - standing for Transcutaneous (or across the skin) Electrical Nerve Stimulation.
>> Electrical stimulation of sensory nerves is used for pain modulation.
>> Electrical stimulation of motor nerves is used for muscle contraction and release.
>> Electrical stimulation of cell membranes is used to improve circulation and the supply of oxygen and nutrients, and quicken the healing process by removing damaged cells and fluid.
These are all techniques used by physiotherapists, sports medicine practitioners and pain specialists.
Clinic based therapy is worthwhile and effective, however, it is necessarily limited to a 20 or 30 minute session, once or twice a week.
Once physiotherapist Jim Lamers (of Essendon, Australia) developed a small, battery operated TENS machine, mobile pain management and injury healing became a practical reality.