What is EPAT?

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®)

What is EPAT®?
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®) is the most advanced and highly effective, non-invasive treatment method approved by the FDA. This technology is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process. With the use of EPAT, damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals.

The clinic-based treatment represents a true breakthrough option for a large range of foot conditions such as:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Pain
  • Tendon and/or tendon insertion pain
  • Chronic Heel Pain
  • Morton’s Neuroma
Results to be expected
The beneficial effects of EPAT® are often experienced after only three treatments. Some patients report immediate pain relief after the treatment, although it can take up to four weeks for pain relief to begin. The procedure eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thereby improving quality of life.
A safe treatment!
This FDA approved technology was developed in Europe and is now used around the globe. A wealth of medical experience, state-of-the-art engineering, and quality have been built into each EPAT® device.

When performed by a qualified caregiver, Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®) has virtually no risks or side effects.

Duration of treatment and number of sessions needed
Treatment sessions take approximately 5-10 minutes depending on the disorder to be treated. Generally, three treatment sessions are necessary at weekly intervals.
Treatment details
Coupling gel is applied to the treatment area to enhance effectiveness. After these preparations, EPAT® pressure waves are released via an applicator moved over the area in a circular motion.
Possible side effects/complications
EPAT® treatment has virtually no risks or side effects. In some cases patients may experience some minor discomfort, which may continue for a few days. It is normal to have some residual pain after intense exercise or a full day of work.

Contact our offices Laurel Foot & Ankle Center or Northern Virginia Foot & Ankle Associates and schedule an appointment today.

To learn more about EPAT and your feet, go to Heel Pain Institute of America or Laurel Foot & Ankle Center or Northern Foot & Ankle Associates.

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