Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®) is proprietary technology based on several unique sets of acoustic pressure waves that activate biologic and angiogenic responses including new vascularization and microcirculatory improvement, helping to restore the body’s normal healing processes and tissue regeneration.
General Acute & Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Associated with the following Lower Extremity conditions:
Physical Effects of Acoustic Pressure WavesAcoustic pressure waves offer a non-invasive treatment solution to long term tendon insertion and soft tissue pathologies. Local treatment in the affected area will support and reset the healing pattern. Today there are several working hypothesis for the physical effects of acoustic pressure waves:
Pain reduction: The patient experiences a reduction of pain, explained by the Gate Control Theory. Intensive pulses from the transmitter into the tissues create a strong nociceptor activation of the A-fibers, which affect interneurons that inhibit the transmission of the pain signals.
Increased metabolism: Acoustic pressure waves influence the tissues on a cellular level. The chemical environment of the cells is affected by free radicals promoting the release of pain and inflammatory inhibiting substances.
Revascularization: Repeated acoustic pressure waves to the affected area create a revascularization effect, with the new blood flow in the area promoting tissue healing and regeneration.
Reduced muscle tone: The “vicious circle”, as well as the strong pathological association between pain and muscle tone, will be broken and lead to restoring a normalized muscular tone.