Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
There are too many people that suffer a deep, aching pain or uncomfortable pulling sensation somewhere in their bodies. Massage and other soft tissue techniques can help but the problem is that it is so deep that the thumbs just can’t reach the core of the problem. It always comes back. And yet we all hope that the next massage or myofascial treatment will make it go away for good.
Fortunately, there is an FDA approved device that has been developed for that exact reason. It is a type of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy called Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®). It works through somewhat of a hack of human physiology. EPAT® actually induces a controlled tissue injury in order to stimulate an immune-mediated response and enhanced blood flow to the area. What this means is that it will actually stimulate the immune system to send macrophages (they are like the Pac Man of the immune system) to the injured area and eat up the debris and injured/damaged tissue to leave only healthy tissue behind.
Healthy Tissue = PAIN FREE
Unlike standard myofascial release, depending upon the setting, this technology has the ability to penetrate the tissue up to 6 inches. The procedure has been developed to eliminate pain and restore full mobility. Over 80% of patients treated report to be pain free and/or have significant pain reduction.
Chronic Scar Tissue…. The Cause of Pain with Few Options for Treatment
A treatment series is typically between 3-5 sessions for full resolution of a complaint which is relative to the extent of scar tissue and chronicity of the injury.
EPAT® is great for the treatment of the following conditions:
EPAT® actually induces a controlled tissue injury in order to stimulate an immune-mediated response and enhanced blood flow to the area.