Focused Shockwave Therapy in Cincinnati, OH
Peak Performance Sports Therapy is now offering Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®) Therapy through our Curamedix CelluPulse Ultra 100. Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT), sometimes referred to as ESWT or Shock Wave Therapy, is the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatment method cleared by the FDA.
Accelerate Healing with Focused Shock Wave
Radial Shockwave Therapy is a proprietary technology is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process.
The Curamedix Focused Shock Wave device is part of PPST’s Triad of Regenerative Healing along with Radial Shock Wave, and EMTT.
How does Focused Shock Wave Work?
The CellPulse Ultra is a compressed air–operated ballistic pulse generator. The pulses are generated with a precision ballistic mechanism in the handpiece. A projectile is accelerated by compressed air. The motion and weight of the projectile produce kinetic energy. When the projectile impacts against an im-movable surface, the transmitter, this kinetic energy is converted into sound energy. This acoustic pulse is transmitted into the tissue to be treated either directly or via an acoustic impedance adapter with the help of a gel. Damaged tissue that has experienced Focused Shock Wave gradually regenerates and eventually heals. This non-invasive office/clinic based procedure represents a breakthrough treatment option for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions.
What kinds of pain or disorders can be treated with EPAT?
Generally, acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain and/or pain that significantly impairs mobility or quality of life including:
- Foot and heel pain
- Achilles pain
- Tendon and/or tendon insertion pain
- Trigger points
What results can I expect after treatment with Focused Shock Wave?
Some patients report immediate pain relief after the treatment, although it can take up to four weeks for pain relief to begin. The procedure eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life. Over 80% of patients treated report to be pain free and/or have significant pain reduction.
What are the possible side effects or complications of EPAT?
The non-invasive EMTT® treatment is largely risk-free when performed by a qualified medical professional at Peak Performance Sports Therapy. Your therapist will be able to advise whether this treatment is right for you. Possible side- effects may include discomfort during treatment or reddening.
The safety and effectiveness of the EPAT® procedure has not been determined on people with the following health conditions:
- DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
Your physician will provide you with information about how these and other conditions might affect the determination to perform the EPAT® procedures.
How is Shock Wave performed?
EPAT is a very comfortable outpatient procedure that can be performed right in your professional’s office. Typically, coupling gel is applied to the treatment area of interest to enhance effectiveness. Then EPAT® pressure waves are released via the applicator and moved over the area of interest in a circular motion.
Treatment sessions take approximately 5-10 minutes depending on the disorder to be treated. Generally, at least 3 treatment sessions are necessary at weekly intervals.
Why consider Focused Shock?
EPAT has a proven success rate that is equal to or greater than that of traditional treatment methods (including surgery) and without the risks, complications and lengthy recovery time.
- Performed in your physician’s office/clinic
- Does not require anesthesia
- Requires a minimal amount of time
- Bear weight (i.e. walk) immediately
- Return to work/normal activities within 24-48 hours
- Resume strenuous activities after 4 weeks
The key to managing your chronic muscle pain will be treatment. EPAT combined with Radial Shock Wave and/or EMTT could help relieve or eliminate your Chronic Muscle Pain. The Triad of Regenerative Healing is coupled with a variety of massage and muscle activation techniques in unique combinations at Peak Performance Sports Therapy. Each person is treated with a specific combination of therapies best suited for his or her individual needs.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are looking for treatment options for your Chronic Muscle Pain or Degenerative Joint Disease, please schedule an appointment with us through our online booking system. Our goal is to see clients for an initial visit as soon as possible, so we can get started on your treatment plan right away.