When you come to our office for your EPAT treatment sessions, we will first apply a cooling gel to the skin over each of the injured areas. We will then expose the affected areas to a series of pulses, which will gradually be increased as tolerated to a therapeutic level during the session.
Treatment is performed in office and usually consists of 3 sessions on a weekly basis. Patients with more chronic injuries may require one or two more sessions, however. And most sessions will last about 10-15 minutes.
EPAT is usually well tolerated and does not typically require the use of any use of anesthesia or nerve blocks.
Many of our patients start to feel the benefits of EPAT after only 3 sessions. Some patients even report getting immediate pain relief after a single session—though for others, it can take up to four weeks for pain relief to begin.
Either way, overall success rates are very high. In fact, EPAT eliminates pain and restores full mobility to more than 80 percent of patients!