Please consult a healthcare professional before starting use of the Physiolab S1 or Compex for injury rehabilitation purposes. The information contained within this website is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. We offer Skype consultations with a physiotherapist if you  are unsure of its application. Alternatively contact your GP or Consultant.


Physiolab S1 and Compex are the ideal adjuncts to support your recovery. They have been used for numerous years in elite sport and are now available to rent from Physio Rentals.

They can be hired separately but work perfectly together in combination to ensure your rapid recovery post injury or surgery.


Both products can be used for the treatment of acute and/or chronic injuries as well as for post-operative patients.


The benefits of Physiolab S1:


  • Reduces pain and swelling 

  • Reduced muscle spasm 

  • Stimulates tissue healing (increased blood flow and oxygen delivery to the injured site)

  • Helps with venous return by replicating the muscle pump action

  • Helps restore normal range of motion in a joint

  • Accelerates recovery and rehabilitation


The benefits of Compex: 


  • Reduces muscle wastage

  • Reduces swelling

  • Reduces pain

  • Reduces lactic acid (aids recovery)

  • Reduces muscle spasm

  • Builds muscle

  • Helps restore normal muscle patterning 

  • Increases circulation


Compex can also be used while immobilised within a plaster cast (holes made through the cast with your doctors approval). It can also be used on the rest of the body while you are immobilised to ensure that you do not lose strength in the rest of the body.


These are just some examples of the injuries that the Physiolab S1 and Compex  could be used for:


All Acute injuries:


Back injuries:  Acute back pain, Back muscle strain, Sciatica, disc injuries, Arthritic(degenerative) spine, Sacroiliac pain


Hip injuries: Hip or groin strain, trochanteric bursitis, hamstring, gluteal and hip flexor tendinopathies, thigh strain, arthritic hip, quadriceps tear, hamstring tear


Muscle strains and tears 


Broken bones and stress fractures 




Shoulder injuries: Rotator cuff injuries, impingement, arthritis, muscle tears, RSI etc


Elbow and hand injuries: Tennis and golfers elbow, bicep injuries, carpal tunnel, arthritis, RSI, ganglions, tenosynovitis etc


Knee injuries: Jumpers knee, runners knee, ACL, PCL MCL, LCL injuries. Meniscal injuries, arthritis, bakers cysts, bursitis , housemaids knee etc


Ankle and Foot injuries: achilles and peroneal tendinopathies, ankle sprains, ankle ligament injuries, plantar fascia , metatarsalgia, mortons neuroma, arthritis , tib post tendinopathy, shin splints , bunions etc 



Post Operative: 

Back surgery  (fusions, decompressions, disc replacements, microdiscetomy etc)


Hip Surgery (Total hip replacement, hip arthroscopy etc)


Knee surgery  (Total knee and 1/2 knee replacements, ACL reconstruction, knee arthroscopy, patella replacements, osteotomies etc)


Ankle and foot  surgery (replacements, arthroscopies, fusions, bunion and toe surgery, achilles rupture and repair , tendon transfers)


Shoulder surgery  (replacements, arthroscopies, MUA, stabilisations and rotator cuff repair)


Elbow and hand surgery (elbow MUA, tennis elbow surgery, fasciotomy, carpal tunnel surgery, forearm fractures 


Abdominal surgery