What is Pressure Wave Technology?
Pressure Wave Technology, also known as EPAT and Shockwave Therapy, is a non-surgical way of treating a wide array of soft tissue conditions. This FDA approved technology is quickly becoming a popular and successful treatment for many podiatric issues. Pressure wave technology works by enhancing the body’s natural healing process to improve regenerative potential.
How Does Pressure Wave Technology Work?
Pressure Wave Technology is a non-invasive therapy that uses shockwaves energy to penetrate into the patient’s skin without damaging any tissue. These shockwaves enhance the body’s ability to heal through hyperstimulation.
This procedure exerts a mechanical pressure and tension to the tissue, which allows for an increase in cell permeability, increasing cell membrane and tissue circulation — activating the body’s own healing process. This process stimulates fibroblasts, responsible for healing connective tissue. It also stimulates osteoblasts, bone cells that are responsible for new bone growth and healing.
This procedure is performed in-office and takes about 10 minutes. Optimal results typically require three treatments in weekly intervals. Patients can often return to work and exercise with immediate results.
What Does Pressure Wave Treat?
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel and arch pain
- Achilles tendonitis
- Posterior Tibial and Peroneal tendonitis
- Shin splints
- Delayed or non-union of fractures
Benefits of Pressure Wave Technology
There are many benefits to using Pressure Wave Technology at your practice, but none more so than the fact that this treatment is completely non-invasive. Traditional treatments for the ailments above typically include injections, physical therapy, and even surgery. Pressure Wave Technology can replace or enhance these traditional methods, significantly improving patient recovery time.