What Is a TENS Unit and How Does it Work?

by Thad Mackiewicz, Jr. PT, MS, D, CSCS TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation.  This is a small device, about the size of a pack of cigarettes that runs on batteries.  It attaches to the skin, above and below or surrounding the place where the pain is located, with...

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Occupational Therapy department contributes thoughts for improving profession

Pain Consultants of East Tennessee Functional Rehabilitation Team Member Niccole Rowe, COTA/L recently wrote an article for OT Practice magazine that provided occupational therapy practitioners with practical ideas aimed at connecting them and their clients who are receiving occupational therapy. “In OT, we believe in being client-centered which means we want...

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