How is High Energy ESWT Different from Low Energy or EPAT?
High Energy Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) repairs damaged fascia and tendons in one 20 minute treatment. ESWT is an alternative to surgery. Living with chronic plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow, shoulder or other tendinopathies is not necessary.
Originally all ESWT was high energy ESWT. Over time, manufacturers have started developing or importing cheap machines that are pressure waves or very low energy waves and marketing their treatment as ESWT.
This is confusing to patients because they are very different treatments.
Low energy or pressure waves are physical therapy. Like physical therapy there are numerous treatments scheduled in a series.
Low Energy or pressure wave therapy can be helpful in early stage inflammatory conditions. It is simple physical therapy and not FDA approved.
EPAT and Low Energy Waves are very painful because your tissue is very sensitive and there is no nerve block.
How do they differ from the Dornier Epos?
High energy ESWT with the Dornier EPOS is a single treatment REPAIR of the fascia or tendon that replaces invasive, painful surgery. You do not need to suffer chronic tendon or fascia pain.
High energy is a single treatment in 80% of cases. Approximately 20% of patients benefit from a 2nd treatment in about 6 months.
A patient could receive a series of 50 EPAT or low energy wave treatments; and if their tendon needs repair it will do absolutely nothing.
The Dornier Epos is an FDA Class III approved medical device. Only the Dornier Epos Ultra has been proven effective in numerous double blind, randomized placebo controlled studies. FDA Class III is the most difficult approval to achieve.
High energy ESWT with the Dornier Epos Ultra works when other treatments have failed. Including surgery.
High Energy ESWT is administered under a regional nerve block and we are obsessed with your comfort during treatment.
If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis or tendonitis insist on High Energy ESWT with the Dornier Epos.
It's time to stop the pain.
We will help you.