Quick Reference Guide

There are 3 buttons that control the device:

1. Power ON/OFF button

2. PLUS (+) button to increase intensity

3. MINUS (–) button to decrease intensity

IMPORTANT:

  • Turn on device AFTER you have completed the first 4 steps below in Direction for Use.
  • Please charge battery at least 1x per week.
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LED Bar Graph Indicator

The LED bar graph provides treatment information in different colors:

The LED bar graph provides treatment information in different colors:

Battery Strength Indicator
Charging the Battery

Bluetooth Connection
Signal Intensity

Remaining Treatment Time
Treatment Paused

Troubleshooting
If the unit is turned on and the lights flash orange, please make sure that the leadwire cable is firmly plugged into the BioWaveGO unit and into the pain relief pads, and that the pain relief pads have good adhesion to clean skin.

Directions for Use

Do not turn on unit until Step 6

1.

Plug in the AC charger into your BioWaveGO unit to charge up the battery.(Takes about 1 hour.)

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2.

Find your PAD PLACEMENT
PHOTO for your specific
pain site. See and follow
Electrode Placement Examples below.

3.

Plug blue Pad CONNECTORS into blue LEADWIRE CABLE CONNECTORS.

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4.

Clean your skin with a damp washcloth in the location the PADS are placed. Apply Pain Relief Pads directly over areas of pain.

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5.

Plug LEADWIRE CABLE into device so it clicks in place.

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6.

Press Power Button to turn unit on. (AC Charger must be disconnected from unit.)

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7.

Press the PLUS (+) button to start treatment. Continue to press the PLUS (+) button throughout treatment to keep a strong but comfortable sensation.

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Getting started videos:

Electrode Placement Rationale

BioWaveHOME electrode placements are different from conventional electrical stimulation. The mixing of the patented therapeutic signals occurs in a 3.5-inch hemishpere, not along the surface of the skin between the electrodes. As a result, electrodes need to be placed directly over locations of pain, or one electrode over a single location of pain and a second over a comfortable location to recieve stimulation – typically over a bony prominence near the treatment site.

BioWave Noninvasive Electrodes

The BioWaveHOME Pain Therapy System can be used with 3 different sized sets of BioWave Noninvasive Electrodes to focus the active electrical fields to different parts of the body:

  • E-Sets
  • B-Sets
  • U-Sets

B-Set: Pain in Two Locations

The B-set is comprised of two 2.0″ diameter round equal area pain site electrodes for treating:
  • directly over 2 locations of pain;
  • over the region or source of pain, and over the most painful location that is closest to the origin of pain (for example, for sciatica, one pad is placed over the spine (origin) and one pad is placed on the buttock (most painful location closest to origin);
  • one inch apart from one another to treat a large area of pain
The B-Set is used for treating pain in the following areas:
  • pain in one or two locations in the back including, buttocks, lower back or mid back region
  • radiculopathies (radiating pain down the back or side of the leg)
  • pain in the two locations in the hip or groin
  • pain in two locations in the cervical spine, shoulders or knees
  • pain entered directly in the spine
  • pain presenting in a large area

E-Set: Pain in a Single Location - Extremities

One 1.375” diameter round electrode placed over the pain site, andone 2” x 4” rectangular dispersive electrode placed over a bonyprominence – a comfortable location to receive stimulation.
Pain conditions treated with E-set Electrodes include:
  • One location of pain on extremities includingknees, ankles, feet, toes, neck,shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands and fingers

U-Set: Pain in a Single Location - Mid-torso

One 2.0” diameter round electrode placed over the pain site,and one 5” x 8” rectangular dispersive electrode placedhorizontally across the lumbar area.
Pain conditions treated with U-set Electrodes include:
  • One location of pain in the mid-torso part of the body including:ribs, obliques, hips, buttocks, groin, adductors, abductors,gluteus maximus, hamstrings and quadriceps
See opposite page for electrode placement examples.
Warning:
  • Electrodes must not touch each other
  • Minimum Spacing Between Electrodes = 1 inch
  • No Maximum Spacing Between Electrodes

Scroll down to see photos of Electrode Placement Examples for pain presenting in different parts of the body.

Note: BioWave is not intended to treat any of the conditions provided as examples, only the associated, symptomatic pain.

BioWaveHOME may be used with BioWave Percutaneous Electrodes as well. For protocols and placement instructions involving BioWave Percutaneous Electrodes, see the BioWaveHOME User’s Manual and the BioWavePENS Quick Reference Guide.

WARNING: ELECTRODES MUST NEVER TOUCH EACH OTHER

Pro Tips

Body position during treatment

Position of the body during treatment is important. Generally, the tissue being treated should be a little taut or in a stretch position. Generally, sitting in a supported position in a chair, couch, or bed is best for most treatment locations on the body. See User’s Manual for more detailed information on optimal Body Position for different treatment locations.

 

Motion during treatment

The sensation from the treatment is a deep smooth tingling and pressure sensation as the muscle is held in tension in the volume of tissue being treated. Motion may cause a stonger or weaker sensation and will cause the location of the internal electrical field to shift slightly. Shifting of the electrical field is ost prevalent when treating the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, fingers, and feet.

The goal is to gently move the joint at the location to shift the sensation caused by the electrical field so that it focuses directly onto and encompasses the primary location of pain. This is a fine tuning of the treatment that will provide the best treatment results.

Electrode Placement Examples

BioWaveGO pad placements are different from TENS and other conventional electrical stimulation. The BioWave active electrical field forms beneath and surrounding each pad. As a result, pads need to be placed directly over specific locations of pain.

1. TWO LOCATIONS OF PAIN – 
    each pad should be placed directly
    over a painful area.

2. ONE LOCATION OF PAIN –
    one pad is placed directly over a
    single location of pain; the second pad
    is placed over a bony area which is a
    comfortable location to receive
    stimulation.

3. Pads must not touch each other when
    the unit is turned on – one inch is the
    minimum spacing.

4. Pads are reusable but must be tacky
    to the touch. If not, please use a new
    set of pads.

5. Pads can typically be reused 8-10 times.

AREAS OF TREATMENT

NECK

SHOULDER/TMJ

BioWave On Neck Demonstration

Neck or cervical pain in two locations

BioWave On Neck Demonstration

Bilateral neck or cervical pain

BioWave On Neck Demonstration

Neck or cervical pain in
multiple discs

Temporomandibular Joint Pain or Pain Along Trigeminal Nerve

SHOULDER

BioWave On Shoulder Demonstration

Shoulder pain in two locations or Frozen Shoulder

BioWave On Shoulder Demonstration

Pain at top or throughout shoulder (e.g. AC Sprain or Frozen Shoulder)

BioWave On Shoulder Demonstration

Pain in edge of shoulder
(e.g. Rotator Cuff Tendinitis)

BioWave On Shoulder Demonstration

Pain in front of shoulder
(e.g. Biceps Tendinitis)

BioWave On Shoulder Demonstration

Pain in back of shoulder
(e.g. Infraspinatus Strain)

BioWave On Shoulder Demonstration

Trapezius pain in one
location (e.g. Trigger Point)

BioWave On Shoulder Demonstration

Trap pain in 2 locations
(e.g. Bilateral Trapezius pain)

BACK / TORSO / BUTTOCK

BioWave On Lower Back Demonstration

Back pain in 1 location
(e.g. Unilateral low back pain
to the right of the spine)

BioWave On Lower Back Demonstration

Low back pain focused over a facet joint

BioWave On Lower Back Demonstration

Low back pain focused over
the spine

BioWave On Back Demonstration

Mid-back pain (e.g. Bilateral thoracic pain)

BioWave On Lower Back Demonstration

Back pain in 1 location
(e.g. Unilateral low back pain
to the right of the spine)

BioWave On Lower Back Demonstration

Low back pain focused over a facet joint

BioWave On Lower Back Demonstration

Low back pain focused over
the spine

BioWave On Back Demonstration

Mid-back pain (e.g. Bilateral thoracic pain)

ELBOW / BICEPS / TRICEPS / FOREARM

BioWave On Elbow Demonstration

Pain in outside of elbow
(e.g. Tennis Elbow)

BioWave On Elbow Demonstration

Pain in inside of elbow
(e.g. Golf Elbow)

BioWave On Elbow Demonstration

Pain behind elbow
(e.g. Triceps Tendinitis)

WRIST / HANDS / FINGERS

BioWave On Wrist Demonstration

Pain in back of wrist. Second pad on front of wrist (e.g. Sprains, Strains, Tendinosis)

BioWave On Wrist Demonstration

Pain in front of wrist. Second
pad on back of wrist (e.g. Sprains, Strains, Tendinosis)

BioWave On Hand Demonstration

Thumb pain (e.g. thumb or
UCL Sprain)

BioWave On Hand Demonstration

Pain in finger joints

KNEE

BioWave On Knee Demonstration

Pain throughout entire knee
(e.g. OA or total knee
replacement)

BioWave On Knee Demonstration

Central knee pain near front of knee (e.g. ACL Sprain)

BioWave On Knee Demonstration

Pain below kneecap
(e.g. Patellar Tendinitis)

BioWave On Knee Demonstration

Pain in inside of knee
(e.g. Bursitis, OA, MCL Sprain)

BioWave On Knee Demonstration

Pain in outside of knee
(e.g. Bursitis, OA, LCL Sprain)

BioWave On Knee Demonstration

Pain in Illiotibial (IT) band

BioWave On Knee Demonstration

Pain above knee
(e.g. Quadriceps Tendinitis)

BioWave On Knee Demonstration

Pain in back side of knee
(e.g. PCL Sprain)

HIPS

BioWave On Lower Back Demonstration

Hip pain

quadriceps

BioWave On Upper Leg Demonstration

Quadriceps pain

hamstring

BioWave On Lower Leg Demonstration

Hamstring pain

calf

BioWave On Lower Leg Demonstration

Calf pain – one pad over pain site (e.g. Gastrocnemius Strain) other pad is placed toward bottom of knee Cap

SHIN

BioWave On Lower Leg Demonstration

Shin pain (e.g. Shin Splints)

ankle / feet

BioWave On Ankle Demonstration

Pain from Diabetic Neuropathy (Tibial Nerve Stimulation)

BioWave On Ankle Demonstration

Ankle or foot pain on outside of foot (e.g. Sprain)

BioWave On Ankle Demonstration

Ankle or Foot Pain on Inside
of Foot

BioWave On Foot Demonstration

Plantar Fasciitis

BioWave On Foot Demonstration

Achilles Tendinitis

BioWave On Foot Demonstration

Pain in top of foot. Second pad on bottom of foot under pad on top (e.g. Metatarsal or
Neuroma pain)

IMPORTANT

Contraindications
When Not to Use BioWaveGO

  • Do NOT use BioWaveGO if you have an implanted cardiac pacemaker.
  • Do NOT use BioWaveGO if you have epilepsy or are prone to seizures.
  • Do NOT place electrodes over the heart, or across the thoracic volume.
    Electrodes can be applied to the back of the thorax and lateral aspect of
    the upper limb (i.e. below/down the shoulder).
  • Do NOT place electrodes on the front or side of the neck.
  • Do NOT place electrodes on top of the head.
  • Do NOT place electrodes over open wounds, broken skin, rashy skin or
    sensitive areas.

NOTE:
Electrodes MAY BE PLACED directly over or in the proximity of implanted metal hardware including total joint replacements, rods, plates, screws, anchors and pins. See User’s Manual for more information.

Pain Relief Pads MUST NEVER TOUCH EACH OTHER DURING THE TREATMENT

  • 1.0 inch (2.6 cm) is the minimum spacing between Pads.
  • There is NO maximum spacing between any Pads.
  • If the edges of the Pads touch during the treatment,
    it may cause a burn.
  • Pads typically can be reused about 8-10 times.

BioWaveGO User’s Manual

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