What is EPAT®?
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (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.
What are the expected results?
The beneficial effects of Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (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 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.
If preformed by a qualified caregiver Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT®) has virtually no risks or side effects.
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, 3 sessions are necessary at weekly intervals.
What will happen after treatment procedure?
You will receive post-treatment instructions from your physician to follow during your recovery.
What if I have a special health condition?
The safety and effectiveness of the EPAT® procedure has not been determined on people with the following health conditions. Your doctor will provide you with information about how these and other conditions might affect the determination to perform the EPAT® procedures.
- DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
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, complication 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, and return to normal activity within a few days of the procedure.
Benefits of Non-Invasive EPAT®
Patients are immediately fully weight bearing.
- Bilateral patient s can be treated at the same time.
- No incision- No risk of infection at the treatment site- No scar tissue formation.
- Patients are able to return to work/normal activities within 24-48 hours, resuming strenuous activities after 4 weeks.
- Patients evaluated for success at 12 weeks.
- Over 80% successful outcomes
[Published Data-Long-term pain relief (Results retained)].
- Non-invasive so biomechanics are not affected-future treatment options are not limited.
- Cost Effective.
- Reduced conservative care-ends the cycle-Reduced after care and complications costs.
- Reduced cost from lost work.
- Fast, safe and effective.
- Does not require anesthesia.
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:
What are the possible side effects/complications?
The non-invasive EPAT® treatment has virtually no risk 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.
Does insurance cover EPAT®?
Insurance does not cover the EPAT® procedure; however we do offer elective payment options at a very affordable price. For most patients the elective payment out of pocket costs are much less than you would expect. Your physician can provide a personalized pricing program. Some patients can use their employer’s “Flexible Payment Medical Savings Account” to cover these out-of-pocket expenses with pre-tax dollars.