What is EPAT
Physician and Office Benefits:
EPAT Frequently Asked Questions
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 waves that stimulate the 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.
Generally, acute or chronic muscle pain and/or tendon insertional pain that significantly impairs mobility or quality of life including: neck, shoulder, back and chest, upper extremity, lower extremity, foot and ankle, and myofascial trigger points.
The beneficial effects of EPAT® are often experienced after only 3 treatments. 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 the patient’s quality of life. Over 80% of patients treated report to be pain free and/or have significant pain reduction.
Treatment sessions take approximately 5-10 minutes depending on the disorder to be treated. Generally, 3 treatment sessions are necessary at weekly intervals. It is recommended that patients sign up for 3-5 treatments, based on the physician’s evaluation and recommendation, and pay up front. This approach has shown to increase both patient compliance and physician success.
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® can be performed in your office/ clinic, does not require anesthesia, and requires a minimal amount of time. Patients can bear weight (i.e. walk) immediately, and return to work/normal activities within 24-48 hours, resuming strenuous activities after 4 weeks.
In today’s world of increasingly higher deductibles, it is no longer about spending down a deductible to get to “free” care. Healthcare treatments and procedures all have a cost. And the patient is “paying” whether it is through a co-pay, a deductible, or out of pocket. Your patients, who are tired of living with unnecessary pain, want to get better faster, and not spend any more time and money on co-pays and treatments that are temporary, at best, or not working at all.