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The functional principle of
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Bioadaptive impulse therapy explained

Bioadaptive impulse therapy is a specially designed and regulated electrotherapy which is used in all key series pain relief devices. It has already proven its effectiveness for many years. Historically, the influence of electrical impulses on the human body is explained by the Gate-Control-Theory, as early as 1965. Since then, numerous application possibilities have been developed.

Current research and developments in this field now make it possible to use technology that allows the electrical impulses to be adapted to the body almost in real time. In this, an initial impulse is transmitted into the body just beneath the first layers of skin.

This means that the underlying tissue is not inadvertently affected. This procedure enables a measurement of the tissue attenuation properties and indeed the body’s own reaction to the impulse. This can then be evaluated by an integrated processor in the device.

Based on this measurement evaluation, the key series bioadaptive pain relief devices adapt and generate a response signal in a fraction of a second. The adaptation does not only occur once, but many times per second. Due to the constant variance of the impulses and to the individually selected alternating sequences of the treatment algorithms, rapid pain relief and functional changes in the body occur during the treatment process.

As such bioadaptive impulse pain relief therapy is thus ultimately controlled by the patient’s body itself, using high amplitude, high density, bio-feedback controlled pulse stimulation to cutaneous nerves, activating the body’s natural pain relieving mechanisms. The effect is achieved through the stimulation of reflective zones and acupuncture points on the skin surface. The aim of treatment with the physiokey is rapid pain relief and functional improvement.

This is why the therapy is used in particular to alleviate acute and chronic painful conditions.

The functional principle of bioadaptive impulse therapy

1. Impulse emission

The first impulse is emitted from the device as soon as there is skin contact.

2. Impulse absorption

This impulse only penetrates the skin in the range of a tenth of a millimetre. The receptors of the skin then process this stimulus.

3. Impulse transmission

Once the impulse has been absorbed by the body, the information is transferred to spinal and neurohumoral levels.

4. Impluse adaptation

The body’s “response reaction” in the form of a change in tissue resistance properties is measured by the device within microseconds and the renewed impulse delivery is then already adapted to this “body response”.

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aims and objectives

Treatment with bioadaptive impulse therapy has the following objectives:

  • Rapid relief from acute and chronic pain
  • Improvement and restoration of function

Following treatment with the key series pain relief devices, more than 80% of the patients notice a significant change in their painful complaints. Users report an improvement in the tension state of the muscles, and a rapid decrease in soft tissue swelling has been observed in a large number of patients. This is probably due to a rapid lymph drainage caused by the special impulse technology.

Indications and areas of application

The aim of bioadaptive impulse therapy is the relief of acute and chronic pain, the improvement of blood circulation, passive muscle stimulation and improvement and recovery of function for the following areas of application:

  • Nervous system
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Digestive tract
  • Urogenital area

The device is applied to intact skin. Direct application on injured skin is not advised.
The recommend treatment duration for the device ranges from a few minutes to a maximum of 1 hour. The treatment is usually performed by moving the device on the skin.
The field of application is primarily in trained, professional therapy, but also extends to trained private users.


Bioadaptive impulse therapy must not be used in the following cases:

  • On-demand-type cardiac pacemaker. or other electrically powered implant
  • Electrode placement over malignant tumours
  • Use over open wounds
  • Patients prone to seizures
  • Alcohol intoxication
  • Pregnancy

Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) Identifier 230724

Side effects

Bioadaptive impulse therapy is extremely low in side effects. However, the following cases can be understood as side effects.

During treatment, symptoms may intensify as the body “dynamises”. In individual cases, this may be accompanied by increased pain, sore muscles and other reactions. However, these usually subside after a short time. If they last longer, interrupt the application for a few days and consult a health professional if needed.

Like all metals, the steels of the exchangeable electrodes of medkey, physiokey, and sanakey and contain traces of nickel. If you have a strong nickel allergy, skin irritation may occur.

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