What is Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology?
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) is an effective and noninvasive, FDA-approved technique used to safely and effectively treat bone and soft tissue disorders around the foot and ankle. The proprietary technology is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process. Over the course of 3-5 sessions, damaged tissue gradually regenerates and heals.
Typically, EPAT is effective on many types of conditions, chronic and acute such as:
The Benefits of EPAT are much more positive than Cortisone. Buy using the goal of regeneration, EPAT helps to:
How Does it Work?
The procedure is performed in the office without any form of anesthesia required. EPAT works by sending sound wave pulses through the area of injured tissues. These pulses gradually increase throughout the treatment, causing harmless micro-trauma in the affected area and stimulating your body’s own healing reaction by enhancing improved blood circulation and stem cell formation. This aids in the regeneration of the injured tissue, leading to accelerated healing and resulting in pain relief of the previously injured area. This is more effective than your old Ultrasound therapy.
Is it Safe?
EPAT is an FDA-cleared technology that when performed by a qualified healthcare professional, such as Dr. Gregori. It has virtually no side effects or risks. This includes no risk of infection or scarring. Furthermore, this technology has undergone extensive clinical studies and tests to confirm its safety and efficacy and is currently used worldwide.
About the author: Jeffery Gregori, DPM is a local podiatrist that has been in practice for 22 years. He is certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. He practices with Bay Area Foot Care, Inc with offices located in Danville and Pleasanton. You can contact the Bay Area Foot Care office in Danville, CA at 925-830-2929 or the BAFC office in Pleasanton, CA at 925-556-4460.