Shockwave Therapy, otherwise known as Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®), is a state-of-the-art, non-invasive technique used to treat muscle and tendon issues both acute and chronic in nature. The current research regarding Shockwave Therapy has been very favorable. Outcomes include an immediate reduction in pain, increased range of motion and improved healing.
Shockwave Therapy is not offered by most physical therapy practices. However, CMPT is happy to offer this technique for those experiencing injuries located above the ankle and foot. For injuries such as Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis, we tend to refer out to our ankle and foot specialists.
How does Shockwave Therapy work?
Shockwave Therapy uses acoustic sound waves to target injured tissues. Applying low-frequency sound waves to the injured tissue can stimulate the metabolic process, promote tissue remodeling and improve blood flow,
thus expediting the healing process. This is a relatively quick procedure requiring 15-20 minutes of your time and is typically done over the course of 2-4 sessions.
Who would benefit from Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a great option for those who are not getting relief or resolution of their symptoms with other therapies such as physical therapy, chiropractor, acupuncture, massage, etc. At this point, you may be thinking about injections or even surgery, however, Shockwave Therapy has been shown to be very effective at resolving pain and eliminating the dangers of a surgical procedure or post-operative recovery. Some common conditions that can be treated with Shockwave Therapy are:
- Frozen Shoulder
- Rotator cuff pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Biceps Tendonitis
- Hip Bursitis
- Patellar tendonitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar Fasciitis
What are the benefits of Shockwave Therapy?
- No risk of infection
- No scarring
- No recovery time
- Reported >80% patient satisfaction
- Faster, easier healing
How much does Shockwave Therapy cost?
Shockwave Therapy is an out-of-pocket expense, not covered by your insurance.
- Shockwave Therapy Session = $150/session (FSA/HSA accepted)