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Dr Ho's Pain therapy system YMMV

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[Canadian Tire] Dr Ho's Pain therapy system YMMV

At CT on Dundas st W and Mavis Rd on clearance for $29.93+tax. They are in a locked glass case along with the electric shavers.

same as this one
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B003TXD7BE

-1 pair of small pads and 1 pair of large pad

will try to post pictures and sku# later
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Please post pics- is it the basic one or upgraded?
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Snake oil for suckers!
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Temporel wrote: Snake oil for suckers!
Assuming this machine is A TENS machine or an electrical muscle stimulation machine, it isn't snake oil.
I won't get into the science behind it but I do a few things about them.

Thanks OP I'm going to check around for it.
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Physical therapist here. I'd recommend consulting a physical therapist (physiotherapist) before using such a device (which seems to be a TENS, but not sure). Some health conditions make it dangerous to use it. Also, the only review on Amazon says that it helps for headaches, but you absolutely shouldn't use it on your head and using it on the neck region is controversial.

If it really is a TENS, it can indeed be very good in relieving pain.
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Dr. Ho's pain...enough said.
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asdfvtn wrote: Assuming this machine is A TENS machine or an electrical muscle stimulation machine, it isn't snake oil.
I won't get into the science behind it but I do a few things about them.

Thanks OP I'm going to check around for it.
it works :) I will check my local CT on Monday as I'm using something simular to Dr. Ho from ebay I paid around $10.00... but it helps me with my diabetic skin problem and to bring blood to the damaged elbow.... :) but to each his own... DR. Ho for $30 bucks it is a HOT deal.... thank you OP
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Please heed the advice and warning of the physio therapist above. TENS units have specific purposes and usage. I bought one from my therapist and used it twice. The novelty wears off............but to each their own......
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Dr. Who?

I agree above said that you really shall consult your Dr. before jump on these "instrument".
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WOW. I can sit on the couch, eating chicken wings, drink beer, smoke, AND work out... Im in.

Bought 5... Now im really healthy.
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mr poopy pants wrote: WOW. I can sit on the couch, eating chicken wings, drink beer, smoke, AND work out... Im in.

Bought 5... Now im really healthy.
I love how these products are targeted to the fat and lazy. They don't know what pain is, hit up a gym and sweat like nature intended. These fatties eat and have a sedentary lifestyle and then cry when their body reacts to it. The government should really start tying people to treadmills.
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BaDumTss wrote: Physical therapist here. I'd recommend consulting a physical therapist (physiotherapist) before using such a device (which seems to be a TENS, but not sure). Some health conditions make it dangerous to use it. Also, the only review on Amazon says that it helps for headaches, but you absolutely shouldn't use it on your head and using it on the neck region is controversial.

If it really is a TENS, it can indeed be very good in relieving pain.
My experience with physical therapy and these machines is... they just stick the pads on you and leave the room and get paid. Big deal... on top of that, it didn't really do anything for me (sciatica from back injury at the time).
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Go get the OSIM ones ...might be pricier but a way better health brand that you can trust
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Dr. Ho reminds me of:

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BinaryJay wrote: My experience with physical therapy and these machines is... they just stick the pads on you and leave the room and get paid. Big deal... on top of that, it didn't really do anything for me (sciatica from back injury at the time).
Not all of us physios are the same...look for ones that do manual work as well.
BaDumTss wrote: Physical therapist here. I'd recommend consulting a physical therapist (physiotherapist) before using such a device (which seems to be a TENS, but not sure). Some health conditions make it dangerous to use it. Also, the only review on Amazon says that it helps for headaches, but you absolutely shouldn't use it on your head and using it on the neck region is controversial.

If it really is a TENS, it can indeed be very good in relieving pain.
This is true, but from my research these Ho machines produce a lower current than the TENS units used in clinics. I don't have the info in front of me, but this site I just googled has a comparison: http://www.painreliefessentials.com/pro ... risons.htm Not sure the validity of this comparison, but I know this was true with past models. Doesn't mean these Ho units aren't without contraindications, but best to consult with an expert as noted above.
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BinaryJay wrote: My experience with physical therapy and these machines is... they just stick the pads on you and leave the room and get paid. Big deal... on top of that, it didn't really do anything for me (sciatica from back injury at the time).
You went to the wrong clinic/saw a bad PT.
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blahraptors wrote: You went to the wrong clinic/saw a bad PT.
Thanks OP. Was finally able to snag one.
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Did they have any others? I went to a few stores with no luck

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