Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT)
We use a hand-held device to send rapid, high-intensity pressure waves into the tissue to increase and create new blood supply and promote healing. Shockwave Therapy is especially useful on stubborn trigger points and for chronic injuries such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and tennis elbow. It’s a non-invasive, highly effective treatment that can dramatically reduce treatment times for injuries that in the past could take months to heal.
Athletes whose tendon, muscle or ligament injuries do not respond to conservative treatment have a new option to consider before resorting to surgery. Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT®) accelerates the natural healing of soft-tissue injuries.
EPAT® is best suited for active individuals with chronic, painful tendonitis. Completely noninvasive, it delivers sound waves in pulses from a devise positioned at the injury site. It is the most advanced and highly effective noninvasive treatment method approved by the FDA. Three to five sessions (not yet covered by insurance) are typically required.
Shock waves stimulate healing
Delivering intense energy pulses to the inflamed area causes local micro-damage to the area that promotes a healing response. It can even break down calcium deposits.
What disorders can be treated?
Generally acute or chronic muscle pain and/or tendon insertional pain:
What are the possible side effects?
EPAT® has nearly no risks or side effects. You will feel a pulsing, which can cause some discomfort because it is over an inflamed area, but it is minor.
Cold laser is a low-level laser that uses light energy to stimulate tissue, increase circulation, reduce inflammation, decrease pain and promote healing in chronic injuries such as tendonitis. We use it either alone or in combination with ART.