Extracorporeal pulse activation treatment (EPAT®) is a noninvasive, FDA-approved procedure used to treat muscle and tendon pain by stimulating blood circulation and promoting proper healing in patients with acute or chronic pain in their back, neck, shoulder, foot, ankle or other common areas of pain.
How is EPAT performed?
During the EPAT procedure, the gel is applied to the targeted area, before the device applicator is moved over the area in circular motions. The applicator delivers pressure waves into the painful area to gradually regenerate the damaged tissue.
EPAT treatment sessions usually last about 15 minutes, and most patients will require three sessions performed at weekly intervals in order to achieve their desired results.
What are the results of this EPAT?
After EPAT, some patients may experience immediate pain relief, while for others, it may take up to four weeks before significant relief is felt. Over 80 percent of patients report a complete or substantial reduction in pain with the EPAT treatment.
Is EPAT covered by insurance?
In most cases, EPAT is not covered by insurance, although some patients may be able to use their employer’s Flexible Payment Medical Savings Account to cover this treatment. Patients can also take advantage of our Elective Payment plan to make the EPAT more affordable.