Extracorporeal pulse activation treatment (EPAT®) is the most advanced and highly effective noninvasive treatment method approved by the FDA to treat acute or chronic muscle and tendon pain by stimulating blood circulation and accelerating the healing process. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals. Patients with heel pain (plantar fasciitis) or other tendon pain like Achilles tendon can benefit from this treatment.
During the EPAT procedure, the doctor will apply gel to the targeted area and then move the device applicator in circular motions over the area.. The applicator delivers pressure waves into the painful area which gradually regenerate the damaged tissue.
EPAT treatment sessions last about 15 minutes. Most patients require three sessions performed at weekly intervals in order to achieve their desired results.
After EPAT, some patients may experience immediate pain relief, while for others, it may take up to four weeks before significant relief is felt. Over 80 percent of patients treated report to be pain free and/or have significant pain reduction.
Yes. This FDA approved technology was developed in Europe and is currently used around the globe. A wealth of medical experience, state-of-the-art engineering and optimal quality have been built into each EPAT device, and extensive studies and tests have confirmed its safety and efficacy.
In most cases, EPAT is not covered by insurance, although some patients may be able to use their employer's Flexible Payment Medical Savings Account to cover this treatment. Patients can also take advantage of our Elective Payment plan to make the EPAT more affordable.