Pulse Wave Therapy and Shockwave Therapy in Bozeman, MT
Pulse Wave Therapy is a reparative soft tissue treatment technique used at Pro Chiropractic in our Gallatin Valley Chiropractic Clinics to treat acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries.
Pressure Wave Technology also known as Shockwave and EPAT, Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology is an innovative, non-invasive and effective way to treat pain.
- 91% Success Rate (as per clinical studies)
- No anesthesia required
- No risk of infection
- No scarring
- No downtime
- Over 80% patient satisfaction
- Cost effective
- Faster, easier healing
Frequently Asked Questions About Pulse Wave (EPAT) Therapy
What is EPAT Therapy?
EPAT therapy is a highly effective treatment method: high-energy sound waves are introduced into the painful areas of the body. It is one of the most advanced and highly effective noninvasive treatment methods cleared by the FDA. The treatment works by helping to improve the regenerative potential, enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue.
EPAT also known as Shockwave and Pressure Wave Therapy can successfully address acute and chronic pain such as: Knee Pain, Heel Pain , Foot Pain, Ankle Pain, Hamstring Pain, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain , Elbow Pain, Wrist Pain and Hand Pain. It is also used to address sports injuries and many painful conditions.
Beneficial effects are often experienced after only 1 or 2 treatments and there is no downtime. The non-surgical therapy for pain eliminates pain and restores mobility, thus quickly improving patients’ quality of life.
Call us to learn more about how EPAT Therapy can address your pain, accelerate your healing and optimize your health.
What does Pulse Wave Therapy Feel Like?
The pressure and sensation felt during treatment will vary depending on the applicator head attachment your chiropractor or therapist chooses to use. The pressure waves may feel like a light pulsing tissue massage or a deeper, more intense tissue release. Often patients describe feeling a great localization and reprooduction of the precise point causing their pain, and a referral of the trigger point, which releases pain in nearby areas.
What is EPAT Technology?
EPAT is a non-invasive modern and highly effective treatment method: high-energy sound waves are introduced into the painful areas of the body. Pressure wave technology accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Strong energy pulses are applied to the affected area. These pulses occur for short periods of time, creating micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst. The force created by these bubbles penetrates tissue and
stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing.
How is the treatment performed?
EPAT treatment is noninvasive. Gel is applied to the treatment area; pressure waves are then released through the applicator as it is moved over the treatment area.
What type of results are expected?
Beneficial effects are often experienced after only 1 or 2 treatments and there is no downtime. Many patients report immediate pain relief after treatment. The technology has a 91% success rate as per clinical studies, patients treated report being pain free and /or
have a significant reduction in pain. The non-surgical therapy for pain eliminates pain and restores mobility, thus improving patient’s quality of life.
Who is a candidate for EPAT?
Most people are good candidates for EPAT treatment however patients who are pregnant, have a pacemaker or current cancer are not suitable for treatment with EPAT Technology.
Your doctor will provide you with information about conditions you may have that would affect your ability to undergo treatment.
How many treatments are generally needed?
The number of treatment sessions needed depends on the condition that is being treated. Each treatment takes between 10-25 minutes and can vary depending on the condition that is being treated.
Which Painful Conditions are Treated with Pulse Wave Therapy?
With the innovative pulse wave therapy approach, pathological alterations of tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles and bones can be eliminated systematically. These include:
- Shoulder pain, e.g. shoulder calcifications
- Tennis and golfer‘s elbow
- Patellar tendonitis (»jumper‘s knee«)
- Shin pain / tibial stress syndrome
- Achilles tendon pain
- Heel painChronic neck, shoulder and back pain
- Muscle tensionMuscular nodules
- (trigger points)
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Hamstring issues
- Overuse injuries
What type of conditions can be treated with EPAT Technology?
EPAT treatment can successfully address acute and chronic pain such as: Knee Pain, Heel Pain , Foot Pain, Ankle Pain, Hamstring Pain, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain , Elbow Pain, Wrist Pain and Hand Pain and much more.
How many treatments are generally needed?
The number of sessions needed depends on the condition that is being treated. Each treatment session takes between 10-15 minutes and can vary depending on the condition that is being treated.
What are the possible side effects?
Treatment with EPAT technology has virtually no side effects. In some cases, patients may experience discomfort for a few days. Patients can return to work after treatments and in most all cases there is no down time.
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