FREEHOLD, N.J., Sept. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — New Jersey-based Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute expands their non-invasive pain treatment options with EPAT, a technique utilizing acoustic waves to stimulate tissue regeneration. EPAT can work as an alternative or supplement to surgical and medication based pain management for certain patients suffering from musculoskeletal pain.
EPAT therapy is FDA approved for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain resulting from trauma, repetitive strain, postural strain, overuse, prolonged immobilization, and daily wear and tear. While there are a variety of other treatments used to treat musculoskeletal pain, including anesthetic or anti-inflammatory injections, therapeutic massage, acupuncture, and physical therapy, EPAT is a great option for those who need a quick treatment. Each session takes five to ten minutes; three total treatments are recommended for maximum efficacy. Patients generally begin to feel relief from musculoskeletal pain symptoms such as soreness, fatigue, and sleep disturbances within forty-eight hours of the procedure.
“EPAT is an exciting new tool in our treatment arsenal–not the only tool by any means, but one which is tremendously effective for certain patients. It’s a therapy that treats pain effectively, fast, and in a way which is non-invasive. EPAT patients are able to find relief from severe pain after these quick, simple sessions–and seeing that is enormously gratifying to us as practitioners,” said Dr. Michael Greller, MD, FAAOS, President of AOSMI.
In addition to offering EPAT therapy, AOSMI provides diagnostic and treatment services to address any correctable underlying sources of musculoskeletal pain, including physical therapy to correct poor posture and more.
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