Essentially EPAT® enhances blood circulation, accelerates the healing process causing damaged tissue to gradually regenerate and heal. Specifically the machine delivers non-invasive low frequency (8-12 Hz) acoustic sound waves into the area. The sound waves act as pressure, and penetrate deep through your soft tissue. The energy triggers the cells in the soft tissue to release certain biochemicals that stimulate and literally intensify the body’s natural healing process – in part by increasing the nutrient flow to the chronically injured area.
The EPAT® machine is small and has an attachment that looks similar to an ultrasound wand.
Typically treatments occur once a week for a series of 3 to 6 treatments. Patients can expect each treatment to take approximately 5 to 10 minutes depending of course on the total number and size of areas.
Typically treatment is NOT painful. Some patients may experience some slight discomfort.
Many patients notice a substantial and immediate lessening of their pain. In other patients, the pain relief may take longer.