Award-Winning Podiatrists In Kenosha, WI, For Extracoporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT)

Extracoporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT)

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT) treats soft tissue and bone disorders around the foot and ankle. EPAT can be effective in treating heel spurs (plantar fasciitis), chronic muscle pain, Achilles tendonitis, and fractured bones that are healed poorly.

The highly advanced equipment used to deliver EPAT has been evaluated and approved by the FDA. Today, EPAT technology is used throughout the world.

Treatment

EPAT sends sound wave pulses into your soft tissue, causing microtrauma, or highly-controlled, microscopic “injuries” in the soft tissue or bone. These “injuries” trigger a healing reaction in your body with improved blood circulation. EPAT can also break up tissues that have become fibrotic or calcified. An average EPAT treatment lasts approximately 15 minutes and should be repeated once weekly for three weeks.

Recovery & Results

The EPAT procedure is non-invasive and has minimal downtime. Some patients may report mild discomfort, redness, or bruising, but this typically resolves within a few days, if not sooner.

The full benefits of EPAT treatment can take up to three months, but most patients report feeling notably better within a month of treatment. In some cases, patients even report improvement immediately after their treatment.

When using a 0-10 pain scale, 83% of patients treated report a reduction of at least 5 scale points for their condition. On rare occasions, patients follow up their EPAT with invasive surgical procedures. No patients have been made worse, and no patients have developed complications or experienced side effects after receiving treatment with EPAT.

EPAT vs. EWST Treatment

EPAT should not be confused with EWST treatment, which uses the same sound wave concept, but is an older type of the technology. While EWST patients need anesthesia to tolerate the procedure, EPAT’s more advanced and refined technology allows patients to have treatment without anesthesia.

Weil Foot & Ankle Institute in Kenosha, WI has successfully performed sound wave treatments since February of 2000. We participated in three FDA studies on sound wave technology, as well as multiple clinical studies. Our clinical studies showed a greater than 80% success rate to treat heel spurs (plantar fasciitis) and other tendon problems related to the foot and ankle. Full clinical benefits are fully realized 2-3 months following the procedure.

Dr. Lowell Weil Jr. served as the President of the International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment from 2009 to 2010, culminating in Weil Foot & Ankle Institute‘s hosting the 10th Annual ISMST Scientific Congress in June 2010.

Cost Of Extracoporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT)

Costs depend upon the location of pain and the time needed to treat the condition. Many insurance companies cover the cost of EPAT treatment.

Learn More About How Our Podiatrist In Kenosha, WI, Can Help You With EPAT

Please call our podiatry office in Kenosha, WI, if you have any additional questions about Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT). We will be happy to provide you with all the information that you may need. Come experience Weil Foot & Ankle Institute! You will see our podiatrist in Kenosha offers the best podiatry care in Wisconsin.

Award-Winning Podiatrists & Foot Doctors In Kenosha, WI
Award-Winning Podiatrists & Foot Doctors In Kenosha, WI


  • "Doctor Sorensen is an excellent surgeon. He can be totally trusted! The staff at the Weil Foot and Ankle Institute are caring, friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend them."

    - Alice S.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Excellent care given by Dr. Cernak and her staff. explanation of my problems and treatment were explained very clearly. Great attention to detail. Will definitely recommend her to others. Thank you"

    - Sally N.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Great experience on two occasions with Dr. Sorenson!! Still finishing treatment post-op on my heel spurs, but I’m already pain free!!"

    - Peter A.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "I have been seeing Dr Cernak for a number of years and after having moved here from Minnesota, am very thankful to have found her. She has helped me immensely with my feet and I've told many people about her. She takes the time to listen to her patients and helps them in any way she can."

    - Shirley B.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Ouska-Griffin was wonderful! I went to her seeking care for a trauma related issue to my foot and she made me feel at ease. She took the time to explain my x-ray, my healing, interventions for pain / mobility and gave recommendations for follow up. Her expertise, compassion, gentle nature and experience shows! I truly feel that she is dedicated to her work and really cares about her patients which is a rarity in today's medical field! I would highly recommend Dr. Ouska-Griffin for any podiatry related issue."

    - Kate L.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Griffin is a miracle worker. I had been seeing a doctor in Chicago for over 7 years and couldn't do anything for me. I started seeing Dr. Griffin in Summer 2019 and what she has done to improve the pain in my feet and other issues has been wonderful. She is very hands on and knows how to treat the symptoms immediately without a song and dance. I would highly recommend her if your in need of a new podiatrist."

    - Megan W.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Doctor Sorensen is an excellent surgeon. He can be totally trusted! The staff at the Weil Foot and Ankle Institute are caring, friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend them."

    - Alice S.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Excellent care given by Dr. Cernak and her staff. explanation of my problems and treatment were explained very clearly. Great attention to detail. Will definitely recommend her to others. Thank you"

    - Sally N.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Great experience on two occasions with Dr. Sorenson!! Still finishing treatment post-op on my heel spurs, but I’m already pain free!!"

    - Peter A.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "I have been seeing Dr Cernak for a number of years and after having moved here from Minnesota, am very thankful to have found her. She has helped me immensely with my feet and I've told many people about her. She takes the time to listen to her patients and helps them in any way she can."

    - Shirley B.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Ouska-Griffin was wonderful! I went to her seeking care for a trauma related issue to my foot and she made me feel at ease. She took the time to explain my x-ray, my healing, interventions for pain / mobility and gave recommendations for follow up. Her expertise, compassion, gentle nature and experience shows! I truly feel that she is dedicated to her work and really cares about her patients which is a rarity in today's medical field! I would highly recommend Dr. Ouska-Griffin for any podiatry related issue."

    - Kate L.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Griffin is a miracle worker. I had been seeing a doctor in Chicago for over 7 years and couldn't do anything for me. I started seeing Dr. Griffin in Summer 2019 and what she has done to improve the pain in my feet and other issues has been wonderful. She is very hands on and knows how to treat the symptoms immediately without a song and dance. I would highly recommend her if your in need of a new podiatrist."

    - Megan W.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Doctor Sorensen is an excellent surgeon. He can be totally trusted! The staff at the Weil Foot and Ankle Institute are caring, friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend them."

    - Alice S.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Excellent care given by Dr. Cernak and her staff. explanation of my problems and treatment were explained very clearly. Great attention to detail. Will definitely recommend her to others. Thank you"

    - Sally N.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Great experience on two occasions with Dr. Sorenson!! Still finishing treatment post-op on my heel spurs, but I’m already pain free!!"

    - Peter A.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "I have been seeing Dr Cernak for a number of years and after having moved here from Minnesota, am very thankful to have found her. She has helped me immensely with my feet and I've told many people about her. She takes the time to listen to her patients and helps them in any way she can."

    - Shirley B.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Ouska-Griffin was wonderful! I went to her seeking care for a trauma related issue to my foot and she made me feel at ease. She took the time to explain my x-ray, my healing, interventions for pain / mobility and gave recommendations for follow up. Her expertise, compassion, gentle nature and experience shows! I truly feel that she is dedicated to her work and really cares about her patients which is a rarity in today's medical field! I would highly recommend Dr. Ouska-Griffin for any podiatry related issue."

    - Kate L.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Griffin is a miracle worker. I had been seeing a doctor in Chicago for over 7 years and couldn't do anything for me. I started seeing Dr. Griffin in Summer 2019 and what she has done to improve the pain in my feet and other issues has been wonderful. She is very hands on and knows how to treat the symptoms immediately without a song and dance. I would highly recommend her if your in need of a new podiatrist."

    - Megan W.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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