EPAT Treatment Shockwave Therapy

ARE YOU READY TO BE PAIN FREE?

Learn more about EPAT, an innovative treatment that will help you feel better faster

Imagine waking up pain free

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT), sometimes referred to as ESWT or Shockwave Therapy, is clinically proven and today’s most advanced, non-invasive technology for treating pain.

In as few as 3 weekly 5 to 10 minute sessions in your doctor’s office, you’ll be able to return to your favorite sport or activity. And there’s no downtime.

Ready to feel better? Let’s connect you with an EPAT provider.

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  • EPAT: LET’S TALK ABOUT THE BENEFITS:

    • Non-invasive
    • No anesthesia required
    • No risk of infection
    • No scarring
    • No downtime
    • Over 80% patient satisfaction
    • Cost effective
    • Faster, easier healing

WHERE DOES IT HURT

EPAT treatment areas
  • Foot and Ankle

    Description

    Heel pain is typically the result of overuse, but can be caused by a major injury. Heel pain usually occurs on the back or underside of your heel.
    Ankle pain or a sprain is often the result of a forceful twisting of the ankle causing a tear of ligaments in the ankle, in which no bones are broken.

    Symptoms

    Heel pain on the bottom, front edge of the heel. Tenderness over the bottom of the foot. Pain, to varying degrees, when walking, which is usually worse in the morning and improves throughout the day.
    Ankle pain, swelling, bluish discoloration, pain with walking, slight increased warmth to the injured area.

    Treatment

    Ask your doctor about Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®).
    EPAT® is an innovative, non-invasive way to treat pain. It 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.
    As an alternative to surgery, the procedure includes 3-5 in-office sessions approximately 5-10 minutes each at weekly intervals.

  • Lower Leg

    Description

    Calf pain in the lower leg is often a result of inflammation of the tendon that extends from the lower calf to the heel. Pain is typically located at the back of the ankle and worsens with walking.
    Shin pain can result from overuse of the leg. The pain can arise from inflammation of the bone, the muscle or connective tissue. The most common causes are ill-fitting shoes, over training, and/or running on hard surfaces.

    Symptoms

    Calf pain or swelling in the back of the ankle, decreased ankle movement.
    Pain in the front and back of the shin that is often worse in the beginning of the exercise session, mild swelling of the front of the lower leg, pain with bending toes or foot downward

    Treatment

    Ask your doctor about Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®).
    EPAT® is an innovative, non-invasive way to treat pain. It 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.
    As an alternative to surgery, the procedure includes 3-5 in-office sessions approximately 5-10 minutes each at weekly intervals.

  • Thigh and Knee

    Description

    Painful inflammation of a tendon or joint which can be the result of overuse or overstretching of the tendon, trauma, infection or inflammatory diseases.

    Symptoms

    Pain and tenderness along a tendon. Pain is worse with movement or activity, redness of the area over the tendon when there is inflammation.

    Treatment

    Ask your doctor about Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®).

    EPAT® is an innovative, non-invasive way to treat pain. It 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.
    As an alternative to surgery, the procedure includes 3-5 in-office sessions approximately 5-10 minutes each at weekly intervals.

  • Pelvis And Hip

    Description

    Painful inflammation of a tendon or joint in your pelvis or hip area which can be the result of overuse or over stretching of the tendon, trauma, infection or inflammatory diseases.

    Symptoms

    Joint and/or tendon pain, swelling, redness, increased warmth, decreased motion. Pain is worse with movement or activity.

    Treatment

    Ask your doctor about Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®).
    EPAT® is an innovative, non-invasive way to treat pain. It 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.
    As an alternative to surgery, the procedure includes 3-5 in-office sessions approximately 5-10 minutes each at weekly intervals.

  • Back

    Description

    Back pain can be the result of a strain (a stretched or torn muscle injury) or from a sprain (an over-stretched or torn ligament). It can also occur over time as a result of gravity and normal use.

    Symptoms

    A dull or aching pain, pain radiating down the leg, decreased flexibility, difficulty moving, pain with movement, and occasional numbness and weakness. Pain can be constant or intermittent, stay in one place or radiate to other areas and may be a dull ache or a sharp piercing or burning sensation.

    Treatment

    Ask your doctor about Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®).
    EPAT® is an innovative, non-invasive way to treat pain. It 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.
    As an alternative to surgery, the procedure includes 3-5 in-office sessions approximately 5-10 minutes each at weekly intervals.

  • Forearm, Wrist and Hand

    Description

    Painful inflammation of a tendon in the finger or wrist as a result of over use or over stretching of the tendon, trauma, infection, or inflammatory diseases. Pain due to compression of the median nerve in the wrist.

    Symptoms
    Wrist pain, hand pain, numbness of the thumb and/or fingers. Pain and tenderness
    along a tendon. Pain worse with movement or activity. Redness of the area over
    the tendon where there is inflammation.
    Treatment

    Ask your doctor about Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®).
    EPAT® is an innovative, non-invasive way to treat pain. It 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.
    As an alternative to surgery, the procedure includes 3-5 in-office sessions approximately 5-10 minutes each at weekly intervals.

  • Upper Arm and Elbow

    Description

    Pain in the elbow or am caused by the inflammation of a tendon or joint.

    Symptoms

    Pain, decreased motion, swelling, redness and tenderness at the site. The pain may become worse with bending the wrist, twisting the forearm down, or grabbing objects.

    Treatment

    Ask your doctor about Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®).
    EPAT® is an innovative, non-invasive way to treat pain. It 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.
    As an alternative to surgery, the procedure includes 3-5 in-office sessions approximately 5-10 minutes each at weekly intervals.

  • Shoulder

    Description

    Pain and loss of range of motion of the shoulder caused by scarring and swelling of the shoulder tendon or joint. Pain can occur after a shoulder injury or after prolonged immobilization of the shoulder.

    Symptoms

    Pain, decreased motion, swelling, redness and tenderness at the site. Pain with reaching, lifting and overhead activities. Tenderness may be experienced through the front, side and back of the shoulder.

    Treatment

    Ask your doctor about Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®).
    EPAT® is an innovative, non-invasive way to treat pain. It 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.
    As an alternative to surgery, the procedure includes 3-5 in-office sessions approximately 5-10 minutes each at weekly intervals.

  • Neck

    Description

    With age, patients may experience some pain as a result of wear and tear of the neck joints. Some experience more intense pain the nerves, ligaments and musclesare or have been irritated.

    Symptoms

    Neck pain which often increases with movement. Stiffness, numbness, and weakness. Limited range of motion, headache, neck pain, stiffness of neck muscles.

    Treatment

    Ask your doctor about Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®).
    EPAT® is an innovative, non-invasive way to treat pain. It 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.
    As an alternative to surgery, the procedure includes 3-5 in-office sessions approximately 5-10 minutes each at weekly intervals.

  • Trigger Points

    Description

    Trigger points are tight bands or “knots” of muscle that cause pain and are most often associated with the arms, legs, neck, and/or back.

    Symptoms

    Deep, aching pain in a muscle that persists or worsens.

    Treatment

    Ask your doctor about Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®).
    EPAT® is an innovative, non-invasive way to treat pain. It 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.
    As an alternative to surgery, the procedure includes 3-5 in-office sessions approximately 5-10 minutes each at weekly intervals.


Testimonials

“I have my life back. I tell everyone about my incredible experience and success with EPAT; it’s like a magic wand. Today I feel great and couldn’t be happier!”

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Pat Gits - Legal Assistant and Grandmother

“The EPAT treatment helped me so much. It cured me! I am back doing all the things I love to do.”

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Natalli Reznik - Professional Athlete and Dancer

“Once I tried EPAT, the results came quickly. Right after my first EPAT treatment, I had much more mobility.”

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Daryle Ward - Professional Baseball Player
Ankle and elbow pain treated with EPAT

“EPAT not only took away the pain but gave me back my confidence. I’m where I want to be physically and have taken my training and competing to the next level.”

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Josh Angulo - Professional Windsurfer
Dr. Richard Braver

“The most important thing about EPAT is that it heals people when other treatments haven’t worked and helps them avoid surgery. With EPAT, we get our patients better faster so they don’t have to sit out.”

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Dr. Richard T. Braver - Active Foot & Ankle Care

Understanding EPAT®

Let’s treat the root cause of your pain

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (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.

Generally, acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain and/or pain that significantly impairs mobility or quality of life including:

  • Foot and heel pain
  • Achilles pain
  • Tendon and/or tendon insertion pain
  • Neuromas
  • Trigger points

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.

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.

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.

Treatment sessions take approximately 5-10 minutes depending on the disorder to be treated. Generally, at least 3 treatment sessions are necessary at weekly intervals.

The non-invasive EPAT® treatment 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.

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.

  • Malignancies
  • DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)

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.

  • 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
  • Return to work/normal activities within 24-48 hours
  • Resume strenuous activities after 4 weeks