Action Potential Simulation,  or APS Therapy Is a safe, effective, drug free treatment to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and boost energy and wellbeing, using an Action Potential machine.


An Action Potential machine replicates Action potentials ;  the tiny bursts of electricity that transmit information in the body, otherwise known as ‘nerve signals'. This

Boosts energy and stimulates the body’s own healing mechanisms, by increasing the the production of ATP,  the molecule that creates and transports energy in the body.

Reduces inflammation and assists removal of waste products by boosting the electrical communication between cells.

Reduces pain by helping to reduce inflammation, and by stimulating the release of neuro-transmitters involved in pain reduction

Enhances sleep by increasing production of melatonin, which aids restful sleep, relaxation and wellbeing.

What conditions can be successfully treated with APS Therapy?


Many painful conditions can be treated with APS Therapy. This includes pain from injury or inflammation, arthritis, muscular pain, headaches, and in certain cases, nerve pain. Conditions we have successfully treated here at Painfree Potential include:


Osteoarthritis, gout, carpal tunnel, elbow injury, shoulder pain, fatigue, mobility, post knee surgery pain and swelling, insomnia and sleep problems, post total knee replacement, broken bones, shoulder injuries, old car and motorbike accident injuries,  long term back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, dystonia, neuropathic pain in MS, cervical spondylosis, tennis elbow, headaches, migraine, knee pain, Achilles tendon, chronic post surgical pain and swelling, hip replacements, ankylosing spondylitis, sinus pain, sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, Baker’s cyst, repetitive strain injury, cramps, menstrual pain, fibromyalgia, painful psoriasis, varicose vein pain  read about people's experiences here

What treatment involves



Treatment involves sitting comfortably for around 40 minutes, and is absolutely safe and pain free.

For each different pain or problem, you follow a specific treatment plan, showing you where to apply the electrodes.

It can be done when relaxing, watching TV, reading, or working at a computer.


Is APS suitable for everyone?

APS Therapy doesn’t work for every pain or everybody, and there are a few conditions where it is not safe to use APS. This is why we have a safety check questionnaire.

It’s NOT safe to use an APS machine if:

  • In the past 3 months, you have had a heart attack, pulmonary  embolus, stroke or DVT
  • You have a heart pacemaker
  • You are pregnant
  • You have epilepsy
  • You have had cancer in the past 5 years
  • or small children who are too young to say what they feel



  • APS Therapy is not likely to help with mechanical back pain      nb ( eg intense spinal pain when bendiing, or due to herniated disc). Some cases of sciatica have responded, and some not.


    Nerve pain: We have had good success in many cases with nerve pain caused by MS, and some very successful cases with long-standing trigeminal neuralgia. However, other types of nerve pain/neuropathy, like peripheral neuropathy, small fibre neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia or neuropathy due to unknown causes have not had success.

    Get in Touch!

    about us

    Miranda Olding

    RGN MSCN Clinical Nurse Specialist in MS, director, Painfree Potential

    Sandra Henderson

    Functional Rehab Practitioner, APS Therapy Practitioner

    jEssica Pitts 

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