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Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT)
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.
This non-invasive office/clinic based procedure represent a breakthrough treatment option for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions.
WHAT DISORDERS CAN BE TREATED?
Generally, acute or chronic muscle pain that significantly impairs mobility or quality of life including:
WHAT ARE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS/COMPLICATION?
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.
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 has been built into each EPAT device, and extensive clinical studies and tests have confirmed its safety and efficacy.
If performed by a quality 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 treatment sessions are necessary at weekly intervals.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER THE TREATMENT/PROCEDURE?
You will receive post-treatment instructions from your physician to foloow during your recovery.
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 proven success rate that is equal to or greater than that of traditional methods (including surgery) and without risks, complications 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 patients 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.
Non-invasive so biomechanics are not affected-future treatment options are not limited.
Reduced conservative care-ends the cycle- reduced after care and complications costs.
Reduced cost from lost work.
Fats, safe and effective.
Does not require anesthesia
HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
Your doctor is the best person to talk with if you have questions or concerns about the EPAT procedure. Park Avenue Podiatry Associates has extensive knowledge and specialized training on all aspects of its use, safety and effectiveness.