If you have injured your Achilles Tendon, you probably are not looking forward to a 3-6-month recovery period! Not to mention the pain, swelling and stiffness associated with Achilles Tendinopathy. At Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation we utilize new cutting-edge technology called EPAT (Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology) for the treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy to help get our patients back to their sports or activities and quickly enjoying their pain-free quality of life again.
EPAT therapy is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment which helps speed up recovery by the utilization of high energy acoustic pressure to achieve faster healing, pain relief and mobility restoration. EPAT treatment greatly accelerates and intensifies the body’s natural healing process of soft tissue injuries by utilizing these powerful pressure waves to enhance blood flow, diminish inflammation, and improve tissue metabolism which helps damaged tissue to regenerate and heal. Our trained EPAT physicians provide this in-office procedure, which takes approximately 5-10 minutes, once or twice a week to reduce healing and rehabilitation time.
The EPAT treatment can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with a personalized physical therapy treatment plan to help patients greatly diminish levels of pain and reduce the risk of reinjury. Achilles Tendinopathy is caused by the overuse of the Achilles tendon and is a common in athletes or people who train often. Runners can be prone to getting Achilles Tendinopathy due to repetitive use, poor running techniques and/or poorly fitting footwear. Our Functional Movement Screening and Running Injury Prevention Program can identify physical imbalances, limitations, and weaknesses. If necessary, corrective exercises can be tailored to help improve athletic performance and reduce the risk of reinjury.
Athletes who are looking to recover quickly, avoid surgery, invasive procedures, and the risk of addiction to pain killers to get back to their sport, will greatly benefit from EPAT therapy at Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation. But EPAT therapy is not only beneficial to athletes! People who suffer from chronic musculoskeletal problems such as back pain, arthritis, ankle sprains, rotator cuff pain, knee pain, hip bursitis, tennis elbow, TMJ, shin splints, Plantar Fasciitis, along with other long-standing injuries that haven’t rehabilitated properly, can benefit from including EPAT treatment as part of an individualized treatment program designed for your body’s specific needs.