EPAT – Treatment
What is EPAT?
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT) is the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatment method created by the FDA. This proprietary technology is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enjance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals.
This non-invasive office/clinic based procedure represents a breakthrough treatment option for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions.
It’s EPAT that makes the difference.
What disorders can be treated?
Generally, acute or chronic muscle pain and/or tendon insertional pain that significantly impairs mobility or quality of life including”
- Back and Chest
- Upper Extremity
- Lower Extremity
- Foot and Ankle
- Myofascial Trigger Points
What are the possible side effects/complications?
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 normnal to have some residual pain after intense exercise or a full-day of work.
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.
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?
You will receive post-treatment instructions from your physician to follow during your recovery.
Is it safe?
Yes. This FDA cleared technology was developed in Europe and is currently used around the globe. The non-invasive treatment has virtually no risks or side effects. A wealth of medical experience, state-of-the-art engineering and optimal quality have been built into each device, and extensive clinical studies and tests have confrmed its safety and efficacy.
If performed by a qualified medical professional, EPAT has virtually no risks or side effects.
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. EPAT is performed in your physicians 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 side – 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 [Published Data – Long-term pain relief (Results retained)].
- non-invasive so viomechanics are not affected-future treatment options are not limited.
- Cost Effective
- REduced Conservative care – ends the cycle – Reduced after care and complications cost.
- Reduced cost from lost work.
- Fast, safe and effective.
- Does not require anesthesia
Aesthetic Medicine Redefined
Elective Payment and Insurance
Insurance does not cover the EPAT procedure however, the Elective Payment option allows you to have all the benefits of an EPAT procedure at a very affordable price. Often there can be a significant savings to you through the Elective Payment option as compared to paying deductibles, multiple co-pays, and other non-insurance covered expenses as you attempt several months of conservative treatments, surgery, post-operative surgical care and rehabilitation. This non-invasive option will be particularly appealing to those patients who are eager to return to work or normal activities in only a gew days with just as good if not better clinical results compared to traditional treatment methods including surgery.
How much does it cost?
For most patients, the Elective Payment out-of-pocket costs are much less than you would expect. your physician can provide a personalized pricing program. Some patients can use their employer’s “Flexible Payment Medical Savings Account” to cover these out-of-pocket expensis with pre-tax dollars.
How can I get more information?
Your doctor is the best person to talk with if you have questions or concerns about the procedure. He or she has extensive knowledge and specialized training on all aspects of its use, safety and effectiveness.
You can also learn more about EPAT technology and product line by visiting CuraMedix website at www.curamedix.com