EPAT, or extracorporeal pulse activation treatment, is a modern form of therapy that uses ultrasound waves to promote accelerated healing and reduction of pain. This treatment can be effective for conditions such as Achilles tendinitis and bursitis, but is more often used on plantar fasciitis patients when other treatments have not yielded results.
When EPAT is used on soft tissue, it causes an extremely light amount of damage to the area. The body reacts to this by increasing blood flow to that region, which in turn increases the amount of oxygen and nutrients cells need to conduct repairs. A series of treatments is typically scheduled, with each taking only about 15 minutes. Patients can return to normal activities after every session.
To learn more about EPAT and ways it might help you, contact Parker Foot & Ankle in Houston, TX. We can be reached through our online form or by calling (281) 497-2850.