The Top Five Things That You Need To Know About Tens Machines

Tens machines use a low voltage electrical shock as a method of pain reliever. Tens stand for transcutaneous nerve stimulation and the tens machine constitute of a small battery powered machine of the size of a pocket radio. Two electrodes that can be attached to the point of pain in your body convey electricity from the machine to your body. The electric shocks are said to block or scramble the pain signals that are sent to the brain from the affected area. They can also affect the production of endorphins in your body that naturally block pain. This article will share top five things that you must know about tens machines before purchasing one.

What is the tens machine used for?

As mentioned earlier the tens machine is used as a substitute for painkillers to relieve any pain in your body. It can be used to subside any pain in your muscles like muscle cramps, muscle strains, and tearing. They can also be used for diseases that cause joint pain and bone pain like osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. Tens machines have also been used to treat pains like labor pains and pain of cancer patients.


How to use the tens machine?

It is best to use your tens machine according to the prescription of a physician or doctor. When using the tens machine you should make sure that the skin area that you intend to attach the electrodes are clean and dry. You should also not use the machine near where there is water. The frequency of the electric wave can be adjusted through the settings of the machine to either steady flow or bursts of current. You may listen to your physician or acupuncturist on what frequency and intensity are best suited for your condition.

Benefits of using a tens machine

Being in pain can make life gruesome for you and your close ones. Taking away that pain is the truest blessing that tens machines give to you. It can allow you to regain your leisure hours. Another benefit is it does not have any side effects on your body as it is used externally. Using pills as painkillers are known to have negative side effects such as acid reflux, gastritis, and heartburn. Using the tens machine will remove such costs on your body.


How to get yourself a tens machine?

You can easily order your favorite tens machine now from Independent Living Specialists at the lowest cost possible. We are offering a special deal on our premium tens machines. You can pick one up from any of the showrooms, situated in Sydney or from our online store. We also offer free shipping for online orders so go check out our web page and benefit from this wonderful opportunity.


Types of tens machines at ILS

There are several types of tens machines at ILS that you can pick from. All our products are reliable and safe, so you need not worry about going home with anyone of them. The Protens and EMS dual unit with the premium display is at the top of the market. It comes with a tens stimulator unit, a carrying case, 2 tens lead, 3XAAA batteries, an operating manual and a packet of four electrodes. This digital tens machine has the ability to store your treatment times and schedules to be accessed by your chiropractor or physician.


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Booming summer sale at ILS


It is a wonderful time for the loyal customers and newcomers to the Independent Living Specialists as it is the time of their summer sale offering remarkable deals at a price for your favorite wheelchairs, mobility scooters, their accessories and more walking aids.  If you are already a proud owner of an ILS product it is a perfect opportunity to stock up on parts and accessories that may come in handy for your product. And if you are a newcomer then there is a whole range of products waiting for you to grab that will be the pathway to your freedom from any walking disability.

Wheelchairs up for grab

For those who are on the lookout to purchase wheelchairs, you can now do so as both the Travel Lite Portable wheelchair and the Breezy Basix Wheelchair are both available at very low prices at the summer sale. The Travel Lite Portable wheelchair is lightweight, foldable and comes with a free carry bag. The Breezy Basix is foldable, self-propelled and adjustable in terms of height.

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Walkers at hand

If your pick of walking aid is the walker then that is great too. The summer sale offers three kinds of highly reliable and useful walkers that will help your daily mobility.  The Hero Medical seat walker is available in a range of colours and it allows the user to walk with it as well as sit and rest on it. The Travel Lite Portable Outdoor Seat walker allows you to explore the outdoors and carries with it a bag as well. The Walking Frame- Space saver Folding Wheels and Ski’s is another brand of walker that offered at a concessionary price of 149 dollars.



Mobility with mobility scooters

The greatest news is that the number one best seller and brand new release the; Drive Scout Sports CTS Suspension scooter with jumbo batteries is also available at the summer sale with the lowest price guaranteed. It is a super comfortable mobility scooter which is height adjustable and 360 degrees swivel seat. It offers a maximum speed of 7kph so you can cruise in style and speed if you are lucky enough to grab it in time. The seat and the batteries are removable and the tiller can be folded adding portability as an added feature. The Invacare Colibri and the Invacare Leo are both available too and with the Invacare road assistance and the free vest and free flag, they offer a valuable package. The Sunrise Medical S425 and the Drive Viper are both new releases available with Gel batteries and price reduction to almost half the price. They are both sturdy and comfortable outdoor scooters allowing a safe drive to all users.



You can order any of these wonderful walking aids at the Independent Living Specialist. The stores are situated in Sydney and ILS offers free shipping for online purchases of over 125 dollars. So hurry up and make use of this opportunity to purchase your needs.

All you need to know about our Tens machine

Aging and ailment are said to be experiences common to everyone. There can be many situations in your life, where you fall sick and experience pain and ailment in your body. In these situations, you and the loved ones will do anything to make things better and overcome the pain with positivity. The tens machine is one way to do it.

What is a tens machine?

The tens machine is a small, portable, battery-operated machine that acts as an alternative to painkilling medication. It transmits small electrical pulses through the sticky pads that can be attached to your body. The results vary from individual to individual but overall they have gained in popularity among many users as an effective way to reduce pain and help them get on with life. A tens machine can be used to treat muscular pains like knee pains, arthritis, migraine headaches, period pains, sports injuries and insomnia among others.


Benefits of using a tens machine

The tens machine is known to reduce pain by interfering with the pain signals that are sent to the brain through nerve endings of the affected area. So you just have to stick the stick pad of the machine to the affected area and it will work to reduce your pain so that you can carry on with your work. Working at low pulse rate the tens machine is thought to stimulate the production of endorphins in the body itself with the same result of reducing pain. Another benefit of the tens machine is the lack of side-effects. Using pain-killers over time is known to result in various harmful side-effects like gastritis or damages to one’s other organs. However, by using a tens machine now you can avoid that.

How to use the tens machine

The tens machine is portable and light and easily fit inside a pocket, so you can use it while traveling or working. And you should make sure that the machine is working properly and that the skin that you are attaching it to does not have any abrasions and is dry. After use, you should clean the skin with water and soap.

Safety Precautions

Safety precautions when using the tens machine is basically not to use it close to water and not to use it while driving or using heavy machinery. Also be cautious as not to place the electrode pads on the front of your neck or close to your eyes or in the mouth.

The Protens & Ems dual unit

Independent Living Specialists now feature the Protens & Ems dual unit which comes with four free pads. It comes with a premium display and the ability to store your treatment times and schedules which can be helpful to check later. By purchasing your tens machine at Independent Living Specialists you can get it under a wonderfully long warranty period of five years and under great deals and prices so that you can save cash in hand whilst purchasing it.




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Top 3 new scooters in the market

Scooters are walking aids that help people faced with mobility disabilities to overcome their barriers and live in freedom. Mobility is important to anyone at any age to attend daily tasks as well as for leisurely purposes. It is sensible to know all about the different types and brands of mobility scooters before purchasing one. There are new additions to the mobility scooter family each day and they are quite easily purchased through the Independent Living Specialist.

The Envoy 8 Plus Mobility Scooter

The Envoy 8 Plus Mobility Scooter is one of the newest additions to the range of mobility scooters. It is a four-wheeled, sturdy built scooter suitable to travel in any condition. It also has a lot of wonderful features such as exceptional suspension that is good for shock absorbing when traveling on a rough terrace, LED headlights that facilitate traveling in the dark and longer headlights that help to travel longer distances in one go; 48 kilometers to be exact.


The Scout Portable Mobility Scooter

This is a both indoor and outdoor mobility scooter, four-wheeled and offering a comfortable drive to the users. However, it should be noted that it is not as suitable as the Envoy 8 Plus to the rough terrain. The scout mobility scooter features first drive mini mobility scooter, delta bars, and next generation Drive Medical splitting mechanisms. The Scout Portable Mobility Scooter model is very suitable for travelers, as it is easily taken apart and put together in case of transporting through the vehicle, train or plane. It is also convenient and comfortable to the users with a swiveling seat that allows you room to get on and get off without getting stuck by the handles. It also offers 24 kilometers of distance on a full battery charge and as the battery can be removed easily, it is possible to charge it separately during an emergency as well.


The Pride Sportsrider Mobility Scooter

This is a revolutionary mobility scooter that is inspired by the motorcycle. It is an outdoor scooter with full suspension and a speed of 8mph. With a Pride Sportsrider, you can ride around town in style. It features full speedometer, odometer and powerful front and rear lighting kit that ensures your and others safety when traveling full speed. The high back, adjustable seat affords you all comfort as well. It is suitable for anyone at any age that enjoys speed and good fun.


In addition to these three mobility scooters, there are more new ones coming in different brands to the market everyday with newer features and offering better service each day. In fact, there is a brand new viper out in the market right now. If you keep aware you can revolutionize your mode of traveling to suit you and your needs. So check out the Independent Living Specialists’ website to choose correctly and wisely before you purchase.

Invacare mobility scooters in Australia


The mobility scooter is a relatively new hit in the walking aid department, letting you or any loved one facing mobility difficulties to travel in style and comfort. Mobility scooters help you to enjoy your independence at any age. There are many brands of mobility scooters out in the market. The Independent Living Specialist provides an array of these brands of mobility scooters including the Invacare mobility scooters.

Why is Invacare Special?

Invacare itself offers a range of different wheelchairs from you to pick from to suit your needs and desires. Invacare mobility scooters are also available for great deals right now so you better hurry and order right away. The Invacare Colibri Mobility Scooter, for example, is offered with a twenty-four month warranty period and twenty-four seven roadside assistance in Australia. The roadside assistance is especially useful in In addition there are also a free carry basket and a safety vest to make your purchase sweeter.

The Invacare Colibri Mobility Scooter

The Invacare Colibri Mobility Scooter is the 2014 winner of Red Dot Award for the High Design Quality. You can pick a colour to suit your preference when you buy. Another highlighted feature of the Invacare Colibri Scooter is the LiteLock system that makes it easy to be taken apart and to be put together. So it is easily portable and can be taken with you when you travel by vehicle, plane or even ship. It also guarantees physical safety and comfort. Padded seating and an additional seat suspension kit are helpful to keeping you sitting comfortable and the ergonomic handles make sure there is no stress on your wrists as you turn and maneuver the scooter.


The Invacare Comet HD Mobility Scooter

The Invacare Comet HD Mobility Scooter is an outdoor scooter suitable to those weighing up to 220kgs in terms of the maximum weight capacity. It is very efficient and suitable for you to travel on rough terrain in a hurry with full safety guaranteed. You can also save up to 1505 dollars in cash if you buy it soon.


Leo Mobility Scooter and Comet Alpine Mobility Scooter

The Leo Mobility Scooter and the Comet Alpine Mobility Scooter are also quite sturdy outdoor mobility scooters that will empower you to travel outdoor and see your neighborhood and surroundings in comfort.


Mobility Scooter Accessories

Make sure to make an opportunity of the great deals on mobility scooter accessories when you are purchasing your favorite Invacare mobility scooter as well. They include mobility scooter bags, crutch holders, mobility scooter flag and canopy. They will come in handy when you are frequently using the mobility scooter to cruise around.

Once you have purchased your Invacare and any accessories there is only to hop on and enjoy your new found freedom. And with road assistance close by you need not worry about being on the scooter for the first time either. You just have to enjoy the maximum independence is offered by Invacare.