The History of Everyway Medical Instruments and
the Medic2000 machine.
Everyway Medical Instruments Ltd was
established in 1995. It was the idea of the current manager and
Steven believed there was a need in the
Australian and New Zealand market places for a high quality medical grade
personal and portable TENS and EMS pulse generator. This belief
came about due to Stevenís personal situation.
He had been using an EMS pulse generator for
several years to treat a sports injury. The machine Steven used
was purchased in England while on holiday, it was the size of a
brief case and weighed several kilograms.
This machine cost over one thousand pounds, a
considerable amount of money back in 1988 when he got it. Being the size of a brief case hardly made it a
portable machine and to add to this it only worked on mains
power making it very inconvenient.
Steven searched the Australian market at that
time for a new more portable machine only to find the ones
available were more toys than medical treatment machines, that
is to say, badly made and very little pulse power.
Since Steven had been using a professional
machine he knew what the power output should be to achieve a
result and what quality he would accept in a machine.
Steven decided to travel overseas and try to
find an instrument maker that would and could make a TENS and
EMS pulse generator to his specifications. He found a company willing to do this and the
Medic 2000 machines were born.
Over the past 15 years the Medic 2000 machines
have been updated and upgraded as new ideas came about and new
technology became available culminating in the current EV-906
Pro 4 machine, the flagship model.
About TENS and EMS
TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation.
TENS is the application of electrical current through the skin for pain control. The unit is usually connected to the skin using two or more electrodes.
TENS is a non-invasive, safe nerve stimulation intended to reduce pain, both acute and chronic.
TENS can be used for postoperative pain, osteoarthritis, and chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Today many people confuse TENS with Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS). EMS and TENS devices look similar, with both using long electric lead wires and electrodes. TENS is for blocking pain, where EMS is for stimulating muscles
TENS and/or EMS should also be used with caution in people with epilepsy or pregnant women (do not use over area of the uterus as the effects of electrical stimulation over the developing fetus are not known).
TENS and/or EMS should not be used by people with an artificial cardiac pacemaker due to risk of interference and failure of their implanted device.
Possible failure to heed these warnings can result in a cardiac arrhythmia.
each photo below for more information about each TENS model.