The device stimulates self-regulation through biofeedback-controlled impulses. The effect on the vegetative nervous system and thus on the body’s own adjustment and regulatory processes strengthens the body’s defence and shows the body a route to self-healing. The aim of the therapy is rapid pain relief and improvement in function.
The adaptive and regulatory way in which the physiokey works is produced by constant skin and tissue resistance measurements. As a result, each impulse signal individually adapts to the actual state of the patient’s body. Every impulse differs from the previous one, thus preventing the body from habituating to a single, continuous electrical signal. This happens up to several thousand times per second and influences the body’s nervous system and thus the body’s adaptive and regulative processes (including pain relief).
With therapists having many ‘tools in the toolbox’, physiokey at The Physicaltherapy Centre is often used in conjunction with other methods of treatment, rather than in isolation. In some cases where pain is highly irritable, or a plateau has been reached with other therapy, physiokey treatment may be the key to moving things forward.