What is EPAT?

At Performance Health, we are always looking for ways to improve patient outcomes.  After two years of researching clinical studies and consulting with other healthcare professionals - we are pleased to bring EPAT to Concord, NH.  Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT), also known as shockwave, is the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatment for musculoskeletal injuries cleared by the FDA. EPAT therapy works by directing bursts of high-pressure waves through the skin that propagate and expand radially into the desired musculoskeletal tissue. This improves your body’s regenerative potential by stimulating metabolic activity and enhancing blood circulation to damaged tissue that has degenerated due to poor blood flow, tissue injury, or overuse.  EPAT is an evidence-based treatment that gets to the root of your pain, facilitating healing and accelerating your recovery.

What makes EPAT unique?

  • Non-invasive
  • No anesthesia
  • No risk of infection
  • No scarring
  • No downtime
  • Over 80% patient satisfaction
  • Faster, easier healing
  • Cost effective

What are the expected results?

The beneficial effects of EPAT are often experienced after only 3 treatments. Some patients report immediate pain relief after the treatment, although it can take up to 4 weeks for pain relief to begin. The procedure eliminates pain and restores mobility, thus improving your quality of life. Over 80% of patients treated report to be pain free and/or have significant pain reduction.

What does EPAT treat?

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinopathy (Insertional and Mid-portions)
  • Tibialis posterior tendinopathy
  • Medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints)
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • Proximal hamstring tendinopathy
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome
  • Trochanteric (hip) bursitis 
  • Medial / Lateral epicondylitis (golfers / tennis elbow)
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Calcific tendinosis
  • Tendonitis of rotator cuff
  • Lumbar and cervical spine regions
  • Chronic muscular pain

Elective Payment and Insurance

Insurance typically doesn’t cover the EPAT procedure, however the elective payment options allows you to have the benefit of the EPAT procedure at a very reasonable price. This non-invasive option will be particularly appealing to those patients who are eager to return to normal activities in only a few days with proven clinical results.