EPAT®: Great News For Your Feet

EPAT® is a revolutionary, non-invasive, FDA approved, and highly effective treatment for your feet.

Many patients notice a substantial and immediate lessening of their pain. In other patients, the pain relief may take longer.

Science and technology have come together for the good of your feet. EPAT® (Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment) is now an FDA approved technology proven to increase the rate of healing for painful foot and ankle ailments.
EPAT® works by increasing the rate of healing for soft tissue injuries, and relieving the more common and painful plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Essentially EPAT® enhances blood circulation, accelerates the healing process causing damaged tissue to gradually regenerate and heal. Specifically the machine delivers non-invasive low frequency (8-12 Hz) acoustic sound waves into the area. The sound waves act as pressure, and penetrate deep through your soft tissue. The energy triggers the cells in the soft tissue to release certain biochemicals that stimulate and literally intensify the body’s natural healing process – in part by increasing the nutrient flow to the chronically injured area.

WHAT DOES EPAT® TREAT?

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Insertional Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendinosis
  • Tendinosis of the Foot and Ankle
  •  Chronic Heel Pain
  • Acute and Chronic Muscle Pain
  • Morton’s Neuroma of the Foot
  • Plantar Plate Tears

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WHAT WILL THE TREATMENT BE LIKE?

The EPAT® machine is small and has an attachment that looks similar to an ultrasound wand.

HOW MANY EPAT® TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

Typically treatments occur once a week for a series of 3 to 6 treatments. Patients can expect each treatment to take approximately 5 to 10 minutes depending of course on the total number and size of areas.

IS THE EPAT® TREATMENT PAINFUL?

​Typically treatment is NOT painful. Some patients may experience some slight discomfort.

WHEN WILL I KNOW IF EPAT® IS WORKING?

Many patients notice a substantial and immediate lessening of their pain. In other patients, the pain relief may take longer.

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TESTIMONIAL

My experience at Laurel Foot & Ankle Center was great. When I arrived the waiting room was packed and I thought to myself: “I will be here all day.” But to my surprise I got put into a room within 8 minutes of me sitting down. They were very fast! I was greeted by a very insightful doctor, Dr. Smith, who knew exactly how to help with my heel problem. I would definitely recommend to anyone with foot problems!
Donald Harris Jr.




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HOW DO I KNOW IF EPAT® IS FOR ME?

If you are a good candidate for treatment, our doctors Dr. Frank Smith and Dr. Michael Klein will highly recommend it for you your foot and ankle issues. EPAT® is noninvasive, and has a very high success rate, making it a great alternative to traditional methods. Traditional methods that include surgery- which can lead to risk of infection and scar tissue.  Surgery also requires anesthesia and longer times “off your feet” for recovery.