Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®)
Approximately two million Americans suffer from plantar fasciitis. Treatment using ESPAT is an option in about five to ten percent of those cases. The remainder can be adequately addressed with more conservative therapies including rest, physical therapy, heel cushions, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc), cortisone injections, taping, orthotics, shoe modifications, night splinting and casting.
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT®) (‘extracorporeal’ meaning ‘outside the body’) is a fast, safe and effective non-invasive treatment option that reduces the recovery period and eliminates the risks associated with traditional surgery.
This non-invasive (no incision) treatment involves the delivery of our unique acoustic pressure waves to the effected areas of the body which stimulates the body’s own natural repair mechanisms and fast-tracks the healing process.
EPAT® is an innovative step forward in non-invasive technology. Precisely controlled and released via a hand piece applicator, the unique sets of acoustic pressure waves transmit from the point of contact at the skin surface to the affected area. The pressure wave energy is propagated through a radial expansion, to the affected soft tissue.