Since the 1980’s, shockwave therapy has been used as a non-invasive treatment to break up kidney stones. During testing for these treatments, it was discovered that the same shockwaves displayed a positive impact on bones, tendons, ligaments, and fascia.

Today, Quist MD offers Extracorporal Pulse Activation Treatment, or EPAT. The EPAT machine produces these same helpful but much milder shockwaves, which are applied on and around the area of injury to increase blood flow and cellular activity, and aid in the breaking down of calcific deposits.

For these reasons, EPAT can be used to treat a frozen shoulder, with some patients regaining mobility after one treatment. EPAT also demonstrates extraordinary success in treating plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and tennis elbow among other joint and muscular ailments.

Most importantly, EPAT is non-invasive and FDA certified and approved, producing success rates of above 80%. EPAT is safe, and treatments only average about 15 minutes per area of treatment.

EPAT has no recovery time, with patients back to weight bearing right after treatment. This gives EPAT quite the edge, as the cost of surgery is often accompanied by an absence from work due to recovery time, passively increasing costs.

Schedule an appointment for treatment by calling Quist MD at 202-244-8222 and see for yourself the shockwaves that this machine is making in modern medicine as one of the best treatments for acute and chronic pains.

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QuistMD is a unique medical practice – we are an integrated osteopathic and physical therapy clinic, able to address muscles and soft tissue structures, as well as help maintain optimum function of the joints for lifelong movement.


Authored by David Pitts, Jr.