What is EPAT shockwave (sound wave) therapy?
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®) is the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatment method cleared by the FDA. This proprietary technology is based on a unique set of pressure acoustic waves that stimulate metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals.
This non-invasive office/clinic based procedure represents a breakthrough treatment option for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions.
What conditions can it treat?
Generally, acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain and/or pain that significantly impairs mobility or quality of life. Areas include:
- Back and chest
- Upper extremity
- Lower extremity
- Foot and ankle
- Myofascial trigger points
Why consider sound wave therapy?
EPAT® Shockwave has a proven success rate that is equal to or greater than that of traditional treatment methods (including surgery) and without the risks, complications and lengthy recovery time. EPAT® is performed in our office, requires a minimal amount of time, does not require anesthesia, and patients can immediately bear weight (i.e. walk), and return to normal activity within a few days of the procedure.
What are the expected results?
The beneficial effects of Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®) are often experienced after only 3 treatments. Some patients report immediate pain relief after the treatment, although it can take up to 4 weeks for pain relief to begin. The procedure eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life. Over 80% of patients treated report to be pain free and/or have significant pain reduction.
Duration of treatment?
Our staff will help assess how many treatments you will need. However, generally 3 treatment sessions are necessary at weekly intervals. Treatment sessions may take up to 15 minutes depending on the area being treated.
Possible side effects?
The non-invasive EPAT® treatment has virtually no risks or side effects. In some cases, patients may experience some minor discomfort which may continue for a few days.
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