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Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®)


We are proud to bring pain relief through Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®) to the Fairbanks Foot and Ankle office.  This new treatment option can benefit many conditions of the foot and ankle. From plantar fasciitis (heel pain) to tendonitis in the office. 


EPAT® is an innovative, non-invasive way to treat pain. It is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals. As an alternative to surgery, the procedure includes 3-5 in-office sessions approximately 5-10 minutes each at weekly intervals.

  • Non-invasive

  • No anesthesia required

  • No risk of infection

  • No scarring

  • No downtime

  • Over 80% patient satisfaction

  • Faster, easier healing

Heel pain is typically the result of overuse but can be caused by a major injury. Heel pain usually occurs on the back or underside of your heel.  Ankle pain or a sprain is often the result of a forceful twisting of the ankle causing a tear of ligaments in the ankle, in which no bones are broken.

Heel pain on the bottom, the front edge of the heel. Tenderness over the bottom of the foot. Pain, to varying degrees, when walking, which is usually worse in the morning and improves throughout the day.  Ankle pain, swelling, bluish discoloration, pain with walking, slight increased warmth to the injured area.


Fairbanks Foot and Ankle


What disorders can be treated?

Generally, acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain and/or pain that significantly impairs mobility or quality of life including:

  • Foot and heel pain


  • Achilles pain


  • Tendon and/or tendon insertion pain


  • Neuromas


  • Trigger points


What are the expected results

Some patients report immediate pain relief after the treatment, although it can take up to four weeks for pain relief to begin. The procedure eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life.


Over 80% of patients treated report to be pain-free and/or have significant pain reduction.

Is it safe?

Yes. This FDA-cleared technology was developed in Europe and is currently used around the globe. A wealth of medical experience, state-of-the-art engineering and optimal quality have been built into each EPAT® device. 

Extensive clinical studies and tests have confirmed its safety.

How long and how many treatments will I need?

Treatment sessions take approximately 5-10 minutes depending on the disorder to be treated. Generally, at least 3 treatment sessions are necessary at weekly intervals.

Are there any side-effects?

The non-invasive EPAT® treatment has virtually no risks or side effects. In some cases, patients may experience some minor discomfort which may continue for a few days. It is normal to have some residual pain after intense exercise or a full day of work.

What if I have a special health concern?

The safety and effectiveness of the EPAT® procedure has not been determined on people with the following health conditions:

  • Malignancies


  • DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)

Your physician will provide you with information about how these and other conditions might affect the determination to perform the EPAT® procedures.

Why is EPAT for me?

EPAT® has a proven success rate that is equal to or greater than that of traditional treatment methods (including surgery) and without the risks, complications and lengthy recovery time.

  • Performed in your physician’s office/clinic

  • Does not require anesthesia

  • Requires a minimal amount of time


Patients can:

  • Bear weight (i.e. walk) immediately

  • Return to work/normal activities within 24-48 hours

  • Resume strenuous activities after 4 weeks

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