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|