Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®), sometimes referred to as ESWT or Shockwave Therapy, is the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatment method cleared by the FDA. This proprietary technology is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals. This non-invasive office/clinic based procedure represents a breakthrough treatment option for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions.
Generally, acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain and/or pain that significantly impairs mobility or quality of life. Areas include:
The beneficial effects of Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (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 full mobility, thus improving your quality of life. Over 80% of patients treated report to be pain free and/or have significant pain reduction.
Yes. This FDA cleared technology was developed in Europe and is currently used around the globe. A wealth of medical experience, state-of-the-art engineering, and optimal quality have been built into each EPAT® device; and extensive clinical studies and tests have confirmed its safety and efficacy. If performed by a qualified caregiver, Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®) has virtually no risks or side effects.
Coupling gel is applied to the specified treatment area to enhance effectiveness. After these preparations, EPAT® pressure waves are released via the applicator which is moved over the area in a circular motion.
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. EPAT® is performed in your physician’s office/clinic, does not require anesthesia, requires a minimal amount of time, patients can immediately bear weight (i.e. walk), and return to normal activity within a few days of the procedure.
Our experienced specialists will determine if AcuteWave™ is the right treatment for you and explain how it works and what you can expect for results.
AcuteWave™ is a series of treatments that can be scheduled on a weekly basis, with short in-office visits.
Over 80% of patients report a complete removal of pain or significant pain reduction. After just a few weeks you’ll notice the difference of less pain and increased mobility.
Treatment sessions last approximately 10-25 minutes with zero down-time. Typically, 3 to 8 sessions are needed at weekly intervals.
Pain relief can begin after the first session, but typically results can be seen after 4 weeks of treatment. The procedure eliminates pain and restores your full mobility. Over 80% of patients treated report to be pain free or have significant pain reduction.
Having specialized in urological medicine for over a decade, Dr. Stanizzi is committed to quality care for each and every one of his patients. When it comes to age-related medical challenges, Dr. Stanizzi is highly regarded in New England, having published research in many medical journals and recognized for his urology work and research.
At BioRestore, we do not accept insurance. However, we can provide you a medical bill and a copy of your clinical records for documentation. Some patients have success in obtaining at least partial reimbursement from their insurance carrier. We are a medical practice, so your services may also qualify for coverage under your health savings plans (FSA/HSA).