EPAT Treatment/Shockwave Therapy
What is EPAT?
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®) is the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive physical therapy 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.
What disorders can be treated?
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.
What are the expected results?
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.
What is the duration of the treatment and how many treatments will the patient need?
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.
How do I address the issue that this treatment is not covered?
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.
|Non-invasive No anesthesia|
|No risk of infection No scarring|
|Over 80% patient satisfaction Faster, easier healing|
Physician and Office Benefits:
|Easy to integrate Versatile and mobile Easy to use|
|Quick prep for patient Administer on first visit|
|Health insurance provider validation not needed|
EPAT Therapy is also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT).The non-Invasive, highly effective EPAT Therapy technology can successfully address acute and chronic pain without surgery.
Types of EPAT Treatments
|EPAT Treatment Foot & Ankle: A Foot and ankle pain can be a result of tenderness at the bottom side of the foot, or pain in the front edge/bottom of the heel. Other symptoms can be pain when walking at length, ankle pain, swelling, or discoloration, which would require EPAT treatment for foot & ankle pain.|
|EPAT Treatment Lower Leg: For symptoms such as swelling in the back of the ankle, or a restricted ankle movement, mild swelling experienced in the front of the lower leg, pain in shin, calf pain or pain while bending toes or foot, EPAT treatment for lower leg can do wonders.|
|EPAT Treatment Thigh & Knee: Experiencing a painful inflammation of a tendon or a joint? Often, overuse or overstretching of a tendon, an infection or a trauma can result in this kind of pain which can worsen with movement or activity, lest one opts for EPAT treatment for thigh and knee pain.|
|EPAT Treatment Pelvis & Hip: Inflammation of tender or join, resulting in swelling, redness, increased pain that decreases motion and worsens over the time, can be cured with EPAT treatment for pelvis and hip.|
|EPAT Treatment Back: A dull or aching pain, pain with mobility, decreased flexibility and stiffness, pain radiating down the leg, feeling numb and weak are symptoms of back pain. Opt for EPAT treatment for back pain if these symptoms are compromising your quality of life.|
|EPAT Treatment Forearms, Wrist & Hand: Symptoms such as numbness of the thumb and/or fingers, tenderness or redness due to inflammation along a tendon, wrist and hand pain that gets worsened due to movement/activity can affect one’s mobility to a great deal. Fix an appointment for EPAT treatment for forearms, wrist and hand pain and bring back the dexterity, flexibility and strength, easing the trigger points.|
|EPAT Treatment Upper Arm & Elbow: Inflammation of tendon or joint can result in pain in arm or pain in elbow that can decrease motion, increase tenderness, redness and swelling. EPAT treatment for upper arm and elbow can be effective in getting rid of the pain that may worsen with bending the wrist, twisting the forearm or grabbing objects.|
|EPAT Treatment Shoulder: An injury or stiffness in the shoulder resulting in immobilization can often be accompanied with pain, decreased motion, inflammation and tenderness in the front, side and back of the shoulder. This pain can worsen if one involves in activities such as reaching, or lifting. To bring back the lost flexibility and to stop further damage, EPAT treatment of shoulder is highly recommended.|
|EPAT Treatment Neck: Feeling intense pain in muscles, ligaments or nerves causing stiffness, numbness, and weakness? Say goodbye to the limited range of motion resulting in headache, neck pain & stiffness with EPAT treatment for neck to bring back mobility and ease in movement of the neck with EPAT physicians near you.|
How EPAT Works
Poor blood flow, tissue injury, overuse or weakness can result in damaging of the tissues. With time, the damage to the tissues increases if left untreated. Hence, it is highly recommended to opt for an EPAT treatment that can provide instant relief from pain and help in regeneration of the tissues. Also ee can pronounce EPAT treatment as a best sports physical therapy treatment for athletes and sport persons.
The EPAT treatment uses energy bases on unique sets of acoustic pressure waves that penetrate deep into the soft tissues, thus making it a highly effective treatment method. In this treatment, an ultrasound gel is applied over the skin of the area to be treated. The waves are introduced in the injured area through a hand held applicator that help the shock waves penetrate deep into the damaged tissues. This accelerates the blood flow in the area, thus increasing the regenerative potential of the body.
The Benefits of EPAT
A safe method of treatment, EPAT has no side-effects and is popular amongst millions of patients worldwide.
|No side effects|
|No incision, hence no risk of infection|
|Bear weight (i.e. walk) immediately|
|A return to normal activity within 24-48 hours|
Recovery with EPAT
Visit EPAT physicians near you and get yourself diagnosed before beginning the course of treatment. In just 1 or 2 treatments, patients can start experiencing improvement in mobility with decreased pain. This non-surgical therapy is popular amongst millions of patients worldwide, known for restoring mobility and improving the quality of life of the patient.