In the past year, Myokinetix has added a new service called Curamedix EPat Shockwave Therapy. Incorporating Shockwave therapy as a part of treatment has many benefits and can be used for the treatment of many different injuries and body parts. We want to be able to provide our patients with top-of-the-line service, so we’re here to educate you on shockwave therapy.
What IS EPat?
EPat, commonly known as Shockwave Therapy, is a treatment that uses sound waves to help your body heal from injuries and chronic pain. Shockwave is a non-invasive medical, which means there are no injections or cuts involved.
How Does EPat Work?
Performing shockwave therapy involves the use of a hand-held device that delivers gentle sound waves to the injured area of the body. These sound waves help to increase your blood circulation, break up scar tissue, and promote new tissue growth.
What are the benefits of EPat Shockwave?
EPat Shockwave has a high success rate and doesn’t have the risks, problems, or long healing times that some other treatment approaches have and require. It has been proven to:
- Accelerate the healing process
- Treat pain or injury at the source
- Improve blood flow and circulation
- Restore mobility so you can move better
- Stimulate the metabolism
Why Choose EPat Shockwave?
EPat Shockwave is convenient and simple because it provides the following advantages:
- Non-invasive: It is a non-invasive procedure that doesn’t involve any injections or cuts.
- Short treatment time: Treatments typically last 15 to 30 minutes per session, and patients can resume their regular routines shortly afterward.
- Fast results: Many patients experience significant pain relief and improved mobility after just one or two sessions.
- Fewer side effects: It has fewer side effects than other treatments, such as medications or surgery.
- Cost-effective: EPat is often less expensive than surgery or long-term medication.
- Versatile: It can be used to treat many conditions, which makes it a valuable tool for healthcare providers, such as physical therapists, to use.
What Conditions Can Be Treated With EPat Shockwave Therapy?
EPat Shockwave therapy is especially useful in treating plantar fasciitis and heel pain for runners, as well as shoulder and elbow injuries in throwing athletes. The top injuries to treat with Shockwave therapy include the following:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Tennis elbow
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Patellar tendinitis
- Shin splints
- And more!
It can also be used to help control and reduce pain in areas of the body such as:
What Does an EPat Shockwave Treatment Session Look Like?
During a session, a portable device is used to send gentle sound waves to the part of the body that is injured or in pain. These sound waves produce microtrauma, which stimulates the body’s natural healing response, boosting blood flow and promoting new tissue growth.
After determining the specific areas of pain, your clinician uses a handheld device to transmit sound waves of varying pressures over the area. The intensity of the treatment will be gradually increased if necessary.
Here is what happens during a typical shockwave session:
1. Assessment: Your clinician will perform a physical exam to identify the location and extent of the injury.
2. Preparation: The area to be treated will be cleaned and coated with a gel or oil to allow the sound waves to pass through.
3. EPat application: The hand-held device will be placed against the skin and your clinician will adjust the settings to deliver the necessary pressure of the sound waves.
4. Monitoring: During the treatment, your clinician will adjust the pressure waves as necessary.
5. Post-treatment: After the treatment, you may experience some soreness or swelling and follow-up appointments may be necessary to track progress and determine if you need additional treatments.
What is the Duration of Treatment?
The duration of EPat shockwave treatment may differ depending on the condition being treated and the extent of the injury. EPat treatment normally consists of a series of sessions lasting between 15 and 30 minutes each, or it can be incorporated into a longer physical therapy session.
The number of sessions needed varies depending on your needs and response to the therapy. The sessions are usually spaced out over several weeks to allow time for the tissue to heal and the treatment’s effects to be fully experienced.
Is EPat Safe?
Yes, EPat Shockwave is an FDA-approved technology that is now used globally. The non-invasive treatment comes with almost no risks or side effects. Many clinical studies and tests have confirmed the safety and effectiveness of each device, which is built with a wealth of medical experience, cutting-edge engineering, and optimal quality.
If you are interested in incorporating EPat Shockwave into your treatment for pain or injury, talk to your clinician about it! If you are interested in working with us give us a call at 973-585-4990, or book a call to chat with our patient development coordinator here