EPAT® – An Option to Relieve Pain and Promote the Healing of Soft Tissue Injuries Available in Freehold, NJ
Extracorporeal pulse activation technology (EPAT) is an advanced nonsurgical treatment that has received FDA approval. Through the delivery of a unique set of pressure waves to a soft tissue injury, EPAT can potentially stimulate the body’s metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the natural healing process. The orthopedic specialists at Advanced Physical Therapy of Freehold, NJ, offer this breakthrough treatment option to address a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions.
When performing EPAT at our office in Freehold, New Jersey, a medical professional will deliver low-frequency acoustic sound waves to an injured or painful area. Acting as a form of pressure, the sound waves can deeply penetrate and emit energy into the soft tissue. This energy can stimulate the soft tissue cells to release certain biochemicals that intensify the body’s natural healing process and promote the flow of nutrients to the injured area.
We may recommend EPAT for a patient who is experiencing chronic pain or inflammation associated with:
- Trigger points
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Frozen shoulder
- Tennis elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Morton’s neuroma
- Heel spurs
An EPAT treatment session lasts approximately 15 minutes, after which a patient can usually return to work and other daily activities immediately. Some patients have three treatments scheduled at weekly intervals. It’s important to keep in mind that, while some symptom improvement may be apparent right away, it can take several weeks to achieve meaningful pain relief with EPAT.
At Advanced Physical Therapy in Freehold, NJ, many of our patients have experienced good results with EPAT. We generally perform this targeted treatment with diagnostic ultrasound guidance as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program, which may include physical therapy and biomechanical correction. Contact us to learn more.