We now offer Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT), an alternative to traditional musculoskeletal treatments. EPAT is an advanced, non-invasive treatment method cleared by the FDA. This highly effective procedure represents a breakthrough in treating a broad range of conditions. EPAT is the latest generation of shockwave therapy.
Why is EPAT Different?
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 is performed right in our office, does not require anesthesia, and takes a minimal amount of time. Patients can immediately bear weight after an EPAT procedure and return to normal activity within a few days.
What Disorders Can Be Treated with Shockwave Therapy?
Generally, acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain and/or pain that significantly impairs mobility or quality of life can be treated with EPAT, the latest generation of shockwave therapy. This includes:
- foot and heel pain
- achilles pain
- tendon and/or tendon insertion pain
- trigger points
What are the Possible Side Effects or Complications?
This non-invasive shockwave therapy has virtually no risks 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.
How Much does it Cost?
Insurance typically does not cover the EPAT procedure; however, the Elective Payment out-of-pocket costs are much less than you might expect. We can provide a personalized pricing program. Some patients may use their employer's "Flexible Payment Medical Savings Account" to cover these expenses with pre-tax dollars.