What is Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT)?
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) is the most advanced and effective non-invasive treatment method approved by the FDA.
This proprietary technology is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the patient’s metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate healing. It encourages damaged tissue to regenerate and eventually heal.
This non-invasive, office-based procedure represents a breakthrough treatment option for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions.
EPAT is used as an alternative to traditional treatment methods in podiatry, including surgery. It improves the regenerative potential within the human body, rather than further damaging an area that has degenerated because of poor blood flow, tissue injury, overuse, or weakness.
When performed by a qualified healthcare professional, EPAT treats the root cause of your pain or injury and improves blood flow, thus improving your mobility and quality of life with minimal risks or side effects.
Expected Results of EPAT
Patients often see positive effects with EPAT after only four treatments. Although it can take up to 4 weeks for pain relief to take effect, some patients have reported immediate pain relief after treatment.
EPAT aims to eliminate pain and restore full mobility, thus improving your quality of life. Over 80% of patients treated with EPAT report being pain-free and/or having significant pain reduction.
When to Consider EPAT
EPAT has a proven success rate that is equal to or greater than that of traditional treatment methods without the risks, complications, and lengthy recovery time related to surgery.
When performed at the Advanced Foot and Ankle Wellness Center, EPAT therapy does not require anesthesia and can be completed in a minimal amount of time.
Patients can usually bear weight (i.e., walk) immediately after the procedure and can plan to return to work or normal activities within 24-48 hours. Patients may also be able to resume strenuous activities after 4 weeks, but these results can vary for each patient.
Benefits of EPAT
EPAT is a beneficial treatment option because it:
- Is evidence-based
- Is non-invasive
- Does not involve anesthesia
- Does not involve any risk of infection
- Does not involve scarring
- Does not have downtime
- Has over 80% patient satisfaction
- Helps with faster, easier healing
Dr. Melissa Will Help Get You Back On Your Feet
Dr. Melissa Wawrzynek is a board-certified foot and ankle specialist and offers a broad range of advanced orthopedic, sports medicine, and regenerative treatments.
Our doctor and her team will consult with you regularly to ensure you return to health and receive the highest quality care.
If you’re ready to return to full speed as quickly, easily, and safely as possible, schedule an appointment today.