Shockwave (EPAT)

 

Are you ready to be pain-free?

Patients, like you, who suffer from acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain now have access to an innovative, non-invasive treatment that will get you feeling better faster.

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®) is the most advanced non-invasive technology which uses energy based on unique sets of acoustic pressure waves.

EPAT® helps to improve the regenerative potential, rather than further damage an area that has degenerated because of poor blood flow, tissue injury, overuse or weakness.

In as few as three weekly five to ten minute sessions, you’ll be able to return to your favorite sport or activity. And there’s no downtime.

Find out how you can be pain-free.

EPAT® Let’s talk about the benefits:

  • Evidence-based
  • Non-invasive
  • No anesthesia required
  • No risk of infection
  • No scarring
  • No downtime
  • Over 80% patient satisfaction
  • Cost effective
  • Faster, easier healing
 

FAQ:

Understanding EPAT®

Let’s treat the root cause of your pain:

What is EPAT®?

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®), sometimes referred to as ESWT or shock wave therapy, 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 waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process.

What disorders can be treated?

Generally, acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain and/or pain that significantly impairs mobility or quality of life including:

  • Plantar Fascilitis
  • Neuromas
  • Achilles Pathology
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction 
  • Peroneal Tendonopathy
  • Shin Splints
  • Myofascial Adhesions
  • Scar Tissue
  • Tendonitis

What are the expected results?

Some patients report immediate pain relief after the treatment, although it can take up to four 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.

Is it safe?

Yes. This FDA cleared technology was developed in Europe and is currently used around the globe. A wealth of medical experience, state-of-the-art engineering and optimal quality have been built into each EPAT® device, and extensive clinical studies and tests have confirmed its safety and efficacy.

What is the duration of the treatment and how many treatments will I need?

Treatment sessions take approximately 5-10 minutes depending on the disorder to be treated. Generally, at least 3 treatment sessions are necessary at weekly intervals.

What are the possible side effects or complications?

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. It is normal to have some residual pain after intense exercise or a full day of work.

What if I have a special health condition? Speak to your physician if you have any of the following:

  • History of deep venous thrombosis (DVT)
  • Malignancies
  • Currently Pregnant
  • Pacemaker

How is the treatment performed?

Coupling gel is applied to the treatment area of interest to enhance effectiveness. After these preparations, EPAT® pressure waves are released via the applicator moved over the area of interest in a circular motion.

Why consider non-invasive EPAT®?

EPAT® 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 your physician’s office/ clinic
  • Does not require anesthesia
  • Requires a minimal amount of time

Patients
can:

  • Bear weight (i.e. walk) immediately,
  • Return to work/normal activities within 24-48 hours
  • Resume strenuous activities after 4 weeks.

Interested in finding out more EPAT® and if this treatment could help you? Let’s talk.

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