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Shockwave/EPAT in Gig Harbor, WA


Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®), commonly referred to as shockwave therapy, is an evidence-based treatment used to promote recovery and alleviate pain associated with various musculoskeletal conditions. This non-invasive or non-surgical technique employs pressure waves to stimulate metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process, without the need for medications or anesthesia. One of the most compelling aspects of EPAT® is the "no downtime" benefit, which allows patients to continue with their daily activities immediately after the treatment.

EPAT® is based on a unique set of acoustic pressure waves that stimulate the body's natural repair mechanisms. The technology is designed to kickstart the healing process within the injured tissue, leading to faster recovery times and long-term pain relief. This innovative approach to pain management and recovery allows the body to restore its normal healing processes, which can become inhibited due to chronic inflammation or tissue damage.

EPAT® is versatile and can be used to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders. Conditions that respond particularly well to this treatment include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, tennis elbow, jumper's knee, shoulder tendonitis, and muscle pain. The therapy's efficacy in managing these disorders lies in its ability to non-invasively trigger the body’s inherent healing response.

Like any medical intervention, there are potential side effects associated with EPAT®, although they are relatively minimal due to the treatment's non-surgical nature. Patients may experience some minor discomfort during the procedure, which is typically well-tolerated and short-lived. Post-treatment effects may include slight swelling, tingling, or warmth in the treated area; however, these are generally considered normal responses to the therapy and tend to subside quickly.

Fundamentally, EPAT®'s non-invasive methodology means that it poses fewer risks than traditional surgical procedures. Moreover, its FDA Cleared status for the treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain, and FDA Approved status specifically for treating conditions like plantar fasciitis, stand as testament to the rigorous evaluation the technology has undergone. This endorsement assures patients of a trustworthy, scientifically validated alternative to manage their pain, improving their quality of life through a pioneering, yet well-grounded, therapeutic avenue.

Shockwave/EPAT faqs

Are you ready to be pain-free?

Patients, like you, who suffer from acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain now have access to an innovative, non-invasive treatment that will get you feeling better faster. CuraMedix Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®) is the most advanced non-invasive technology which uses energy based on unique sets of acoustic pressure waves. EPAT helps to improve the regenerative potential, rather than further damage an area that has degenerated because of poor blood flow, tissue injury, overuse or weakness. In as few as three weekly five to ten minute sessions, you’ll be able to return to your favorite sport or activity. And there’s no downtime.

What are the expected results?

Some patients report immediate pain relief after the treatment, although it can take up to four weeks for pain relief to begin. The procedure eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life. Over 80% of patients treated report to be pain free and/or have significant pain reduction.

Is it safe?

Yes. This FDA cleared technology was developed in Europe and is currently used around the globe. A wealth of medical experience, state-of-the-art engineering and optimal quality have been built into each EPAT device, and extensive clinical studies and tests have confirmed its safety and efficacy.

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