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EPAT® Laser Pulse Therapy2018-12-14T16:07:17+00:00

Michael Tinsley discusses EPAT® Shockwave Therapy

EPAT laser pulse therapy is a highly effective technology that is used to accelerate the bodies natural healing process. It is a non-invasive treatment that uses pressure waves to help treat and heal internal maladies, with minimal discomfort and virtually no downtime following the procedures. The treatment has been cleared by the FDA and has not been found to have side effects beyond the potential for minor discomfort. EPAT is excellent for injuries that are slow to heal or won’t heal.

What conditions does EPAT® Treat?

EPAT® laser pulse therapy uses a flexible tool that can treat a variety of conditions. It promotes the accelerated healing of tissue, which can be applied to the following:

  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow (radial epicondylitis)
  • Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis)
    due to calcification of shoulder tendons )
  • Bursitis (Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. The major bursaeare located adjacent to the tendons near the large joints, such as the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees.)
  • Patellar tendonitis ( jumpers knee)
  • Tibialis anterior syndrome
  • Stress fractures
  • Stress reactions
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Achillodynia
  • Heel spurs
  • Hallux limitus
  • Various chronic enthesiopathies (painful irritation
    of tendon attachments due to overexertion and
    improper strain, or due to a degenerative process)
  • Various sports injuries
  • Painful trigger points(acute and chronic
    painful neck, back, shoulder and etc. due to
    chronically shortened and thickened muscle tissue)
    Many other conditions not listed above
  • Shin Splints
  • Turf Toe
  • Runners Knee

How Does EPAT® Work?

EPAT laser pulse therapy relies on the use of shock waves, which are essentially acoustic waves at a high speed and pressure. By focusing them on areas that need attention and adjusting the strength and speed at which these waves are delivered, EPAT laser therapy can be used by a specialist to achieve a desired result. It may be used to promote and accelerate tissue regeneration in injuries or other cases of damage. Treatment is customized to each unique case.

How is EPAT® Performed?

The treatment is simple and straightforward. Coupling gel is applied to the area for treatment to help the shock waves reach maximum efficiency. Sound waves carry well in watery substances, so the gel enhances the effectiveness of the treatment and allows the waves to travel more smoothly to their destination. The waves are then released through an applicator while moving it gently over the area of interest. Once the session concludes, the gel is cleaned off and the patient is immediately mobile.

How long does EPAT® treatment take?

Treatment takes 5-7 min for a localized injury.

If you’re looking for a sports medicine doctor in Austin, Texas that specializes in sports medicine and the treatment of plantar fasciitis, contact Spinal Rehab and Sports Medicine today.