31 East Darrah Lane
Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

What is EPAT?

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT), sometimes referred to as Shockwave Therapy, is FDA-approved and a clinically proven noninvasive technology for treating patients with sudden (acute) or long-term (chronic) musculoskeletal pain.

How is EPAT intended to be used?

EPAT is designed to help treat musculoskeletal pain which can occur in muscles, bones, connective tissues, ligaments, and tendons. Musculoskeletal problems can arise from repetitive movements, strains, or acute injuries due to the inflammation and damage of tissues. EPAT treats musculoskeletal pain by using pressure to help improve blood circulation and to stimulate the natural healing process of the body.

How does EPAT work?

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Mechanism of Action:

  • Uses acoustic pressure waves to activate metabolic processes.
  • Improves blood flow and expedites the healing of acute and overuse soft tissue injuries.
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Application Method:

  • Pressure waves are delivered through a handheld applicator on the skin.
  • A coupling gel is used to enhance the effectiveness of the waves.
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Biological Response:

  • Mechanical stress created by the waves triggers the body’s healing response.
  • Enhances blood flow, promoting tissue regeneration and reducing inflammation.
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Pain Reduction:

  • EPAT can reduce pain through various mechanisms.
  • Affects pain receptors and stimulates natural pain relief substances.
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Immediate and Long-Term Benefits:

  • Offers both immediate and long-term benefits.
  • As the body responds to mechanical stress, damaged tissues may regenerate, leading to improvements in musculoskeletal conditions.

What are the typical treatment areas?

EPAT treatment areas include:

  • Shoulder
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Upper arm and elbow
  • Pelvis and hip
  • Thigh and knee
  • Foot and ankle
  • Neuromas and trigger points

How is EPAT different from other treatments?

EPAT stands out from other treatments due to its practicality, convenience, safety, and cost. EPAT is non-invasive, doesn’t require anesthesia, has no risk of infection, does not lead to scarring, has no downtime, is cost-effective compared to other treatments, and leads to faster and easier healing.

How many treatments will I need?

You may need 3-5 sessions at weekly intervals for optimal results.

How long is the typical treatment?

EPAT treatment typically takes at most 5 to 10 minutes per session.

Is the recovery time long?

EPAT has no downtime; you can get the treatment and proceed with your day! The treatment is so quick you could get it done during a lunch break!

Is EPAT considered surgery?

No, EPAT is regarded as a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure.

What are the potential side effects?

EPAT has almost no recorded negative side effects.

Is the treatment painful?

EPAT is known to be nearly painless, however, patients may feel mild discomfort during the treatment, with little to no pain after the procedure.

Does EPAT use laser, radiofrequency, or ultrasound energy?

EPAT, or Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology, employs high-energy acoustic shockwaves to trigger the healing of injured tissues. These shockwaves, produced by specialized devices, are delivered via a handheld applicator to the patient’s skin at the treatment site. By inducing mechanical stress in the tissues, they prompt the body’s inherent healing response.

How is EPAT Technology right for me?

You can consult a qualified medical professional to see if EPAT technology is right for you. Our office is available for consultations at 31 East Darrah Lane, Lawrence Township NJ. To schedule an appointment, call the following number: 855-611-9116

Important Pre-Treatment Instructions

To reduce the chance of any adverse side effects, we recommend doing the following things (unless your physician says otherwise):

  • Make sure to stay hydrated
  • Keep treatment areas clean and free them of any substances such as lotion, oils, hair sprays, gels, and any other hair products
  • Dress in comfortable, loose-fitting attire that permits straightforward access to the treatment site. For instance, if your lower extremities are the focus of the EPAT treatment, consider wearing shorts or baggy pants.
  • Follow the precise pre-treatment guidelines given by your healthcare provider to achieve the best outcomes and reduce the risk of potential complications

This section should only serve as additional information; it is NOT a substitute for your physician’s instructions.