Epat Therapy Accelerating Plantar Fasciitis Healing While Staying Active

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) has shown promising results in treating plantar fasciitis while allowing individuals to remain active during the healing process.

EPAT therapy involves the use of acoustic pressure waves to stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process of injured tissues.

Here’s how it can benefit those with plantar fasciitis:

1. Non-Invasive Treatment:

  • EPAT is non-invasive, meaning it doesn’t require surgery or incisions. This makes it a favorable option for many individuals seeking relief from plantar fasciitis without downtime.

2. Reduced Pain and Inflammation:

  • The sound waves of EPAT therapy target the affected area, breaking down scar tissue, promoting tissue regeneration, and reducing pain and inflammation associated with plantar fasciitis.

3. Accelerated Healing:

  • By stimulating blood flow and enhancing the body’s natural healing processes, EPAT can expedite the recovery time for plantar fasciitis, allowing individuals to return to their activities sooner.

4. Maintaining Activity Levels:

  • One significant advantage of EPAT therapy is that it often permits patients to continue with their regular activities or exercise routines while undergoing treatment. This minimizes disruptions to daily life.

5. Customizable Treatment Plans:

  • EPAT treatments can be customized based on the severity of the condition and the individual’s response to therapy, providing a personalized approach to healing.

6. Long-Term Relief:

  • Studies have suggested that EPAT therapy not only provides short-term pain relief but also offers long-term benefits by addressing the root cause of plantar fasciitis.

What to Expect During an EPAT Session:

EPAT sessions are typically administered in office and can last 5-15 minutes. The number of sessions required varies depending on the individual and the severity of their condition. Most patients experience noticeable improvements within a few weeks.


However, while EPAT therapy can be highly effective for many, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified healthcare professional, such as a podiatrist, to determine if it’s the right treatment option for your specific condition and
overall health.

Combining EPAT therapy with other modalities like stretching exercises, proper footwear, orthotics, and lifestyle adjustments can further enhance the effectiveness of the treatment and help prevent future occurrences of
plantar fasciitis.

Always prioritize comprehensive care and follow the guidance of your healthcare provider to ensure the best possible outcome in managing plantar fasciitis and maintaining an active lifestyle.

Call Crown Foot & Ankle today at 219 257-0255 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Natasha Mandula.