Play Video

Watch a video on EPAT treatments

EPAT Shockwave Therapy in NYC

EPAT / Radial Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Pulse Activated Technology, or EPAT, is a powerful new technology that relieves pain and heals muscle & tendon tears, ligament sprains and acute & chronic tendinitis without injections or surgery. Also known as Radial Shockwave Therapy, EPAT is one of the most requested therapeutic procedures we perform with our professional and Olympic athletes.

Using compressed air to generate an acoustic pressure wave within a handheld transmitter, EPAT delivers an impulse that penetrates deep within the tissues to eradicate scar tissue, improves local blood flow and restores elasticity & strength. At Duggan Chiropractic we perform EPAT with other soft tissue rehab, such as Active Release Technique and Graston Technique. Our patients find that our combination of soft-tissue treatments and shockwave therapy lead to superior results – even for the most chronic conditions!

  • Hamstring tears / tendinosis
  • Achilles tears / tendinitis
  • IT Band friction syndrome
  • Plantar fascitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Gluteal tears / tendinosis
  • Tennis elbow / golfer’s elbow
  • Rotator cuff impingement
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Post surgical scar tissue

EPAT / Shockwave Therapy FAQs

Does Shockwave / EPAT therapy hurt?

The treatment can be quite “intense” depending on the injury and area of the body being treated. However, our doctors have more experience with shockwave than all other providers in NYC. We are able to make the treatment quite comfortable for virtually every patient.

What conditions are commonly treated with Shockwave / EPAT?

Plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, calf tears & strains, hamstring tears & tendinitis, IT Band friction syndrome, gluteal / hip strains, low back pain, neck pain, biceps tendinitis, rotator cuff tendinitis, frozen shoulder and ALL FORMS of SCAR TISSUE, even c-section scars.

What if I have had my condition for several years and had no success with previous therapy?

This scenario is one where shockwave therapy / EPAT shines. In many chronic conditions there has been an infiltrate of scar-tissue and adhesions that have robbed the patient of normal elasticity. The treatment breaks up the scar tissue and enhances the body’s own mechanisms of healing. By restoring the elasticity back to the muscle/tendon/fascia we can now strengthen the area in ways that were not previously possible.