Shock Wave Treatment
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology
Shock Wave Treatment or Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®)
HIGH-POWERED SOUND WAVES THAT CAUSES MECHANICAL STIMULATION OF CELLS, RESULTING IN INCREASED EXPRESSION OF CYTOKINES AND GROWTH FACTORS
The shock waves stimulate metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals. More scientifically, it is thought that sound waves damage tissues to induce microtrauma, which stimulates the healing process by attracting blood vessels and nutrients to the site. The sound waves also inhibit pain receptors.
Shock Wave As Part Of Orthobiologic Treatment
Shock wave treatment applied to an area of chronic inflammation may enable acute inflammatory mediators to be released, facilitating appropriate progression of healing. It will allow Repair Cells to home into the area.
• Change of cell membrane permeability
• Release of neurotransmitters
• Antibacterial effects
• Release of NO (nitric oxide)
• Release of growth factors (VEGF, eNOS, BMP-2, PCNA)
• Induction of vessel growth
• Stem cell migration and differentiation
Why Have Orthobiologic Therapy?
STIMULATES YOUR NATURAL HEALING RESPONSE
We use your own cells to help repair tissue at the site of cellular damage. Our process addresses your pain in a natural way, without relying on narcotic pain medications or invasive surgery and without artificial implants or replacements.
AVOID SURGICAL COMPLICATIONS AND FAILURE RISK
Many patients find cellular therapies a great alternative to surgery.
MINIMAL POST-PROCEDURE RECOVERY TIME
Regenerative cell therapy has a minimal recovery time unlike surgery where recovery can be a long drawn out process.
NO USE OF GENERAL ANESTHESIA
Don’t like the way general anesthesia makes you feel? Cellular therapy does not require general anesthesia.
NO RISK OF REJECTION
Avoid the risk of cell rejection by using cells and biologics from your own body (ie, we don’t use stem cells from cord tissue or placental tissue.)