Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT), commonly known as acoustic pressure 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. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals.
This non-invasive office based procedure represents a breakthrough treatment option for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions.
Generally, acute or chronic muscle pain and/or tendon insertional pain that significantly impairs mobility or quality of life including:
In over 80% of patients, the beneficial effects of EPAT are often experienced after only 3-4 treatments, 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.
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. If performed by a qualified caregiver EPAT has virtually no risks or side effects.
Treatment sessions take approximately 5-10 minutes depending on the disorder to be treated. Generally, 3 treatment sessions are necessary at weekly intervals.
The safety and effectiveness of the EPAT procedure has not been determined on people with the following health conditions: Malignancies and DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis).
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.
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 does not require anesthesia, and it requires a minimal amount of time, patients can bear weight (walk) immediately, and return to normal activity within a few days of the procedure.
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. Some redness and minor skin irritation may also occur as a result of the treatment, which quickly goes away.