Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT)
The word “extracorporeal” comes from two latin roots: extra (outside) and corp (body). So, Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT) is noninvasive because it happens completely outside of the body. No needles and no surgery required!
EPAT is an advanced technology that uses specific sound waves to stimulate an injured area of the body. EPAT has a broad range of clinical uses, including in orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. Also, EPAT can help patients suffering from chronically painful conditions.
To understand how EPAT can help heal orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries, you must understand what causes these painful conditions in the first place. As we age and put stress on our bodies through exercise, the tissues in our bodies can degenerate. Poor blood circulation, repeat injuries, overuse and weakness can also cause degeneration, and therefore poor healing. By exposing these injured tissues to specific sound waves, EPAT can improve healing by increasing blood circulation.
What to Expect
The beneficial effects of 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 can eliminate pain and restore full mobility, thus improving your quality of life. More than 80% of patients treated report to be pain free or have significant pain reduction.
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.
When performed by a qualified caregiver, Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) has virtually no risks or side effects. Treatment sessions take approximately 5-10 minutes depending on the disorder to be treated. Generally, 3-5 treatment sessions are necessary at weekly intervals.