EPAT (Shockwave Therapy)
What is EPAT?
EPAT stands for Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment and is the most advanced and highly effective treatment method for musculoskeletal. The treatment is cleared by the FDA and uses a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process. This helps the damaged tissue gradually regenerate and eventually heal.
What disorders can be treated?
EPAT treats almost all musculoskeletal pains and injuries of the foot and ankle including but not limited to:
- Plantar fasciitis and heel pain
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Turf Toe
- Stress Fractures
- Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
- Shin Splints
- Other Tendonitis in the foot and ankle
Duration of treatment and Results
Treatments typically take about 5-10 minutes, depending on the disorder being treated. Generally 3-5 treatments are needed, each about 1 week apart. The benefits are often seen after only 3 treatments with some patients experiencing immediate pain relief.
The non-invasive EPAT treatments have virtually no risks or side effects. In some cases there can be some minor discomfort following the treatments. Certain medical conditions such as malignancies or DVT (deep vein thrombosis) might affect the determination to perform the treatment, so please let the doctor know of all medical conditions.
EPAT treatments are performed at all of Innovative Foot and Ankle’s locations, so don’t hesitate to contact the office for an appointment to discuss the treatment further with one of the doctors.
The most advanced non-invasive treatment of musculoskeletal pain!