At North Jersey Podiatry, Dr. Paul G. Klein is continually educating himself and committed to the latest advances in medical technology. As part of this dedication, our office is proud to offer Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT), an advanced noninvasive and same-day treatment option for a variety of podiatry injuries and conditions.
Our doctor, Dr. Paul G. Klein, is one of the few podiatrists equipped to offer EPAT treatment by CuraMedix. This non-surgical treatment option is offered at our office so there is no need to drive to a surgery center. Further, with no downtime, no anesthesia, and no risk, EPAT is an excellent method of providing pain relief for patients who suffer from acute or chronic pain, soft tissue injuries, or musculoskeletal conditions.
What Is Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology?
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology, or EPAT, is a form of extracorporeal shock wave therapy that is non-invasive and approved by the FDA. Using proprietary technology, the treatment releases a unique series of pressure waves to stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the overall healing process.
Is EPAT Safe?
Approved by the FDA, EPAT technology is state-of-the-art and used globally. Dr. Paul G. Klein is trained and qualified to offer this treatment to patients with foot and ankle pain and it has shown virtually no side effects or risks, including scarring or infection.
What Is An EPAT Session Like?
EPAT is performed as an in-office treatment which usually last between 5-10 minutes depending on the severity of the disorder to be treated. Generally, three treatment sessions are required at weekly intervals to effectively treat the injury or condition. During the treatment, Dr. Paul G. Klein will apply coupling gel to the skin of the area being treated. Afterwards, a handheld applicator will be used to apply the EPAT pressure waves over the area and released in a circular motion. The pulses will slowly increase
What are the Benefits of EPAT?
Dr. Paul Klein performs EPAT treatments onsite without the need of anesthesia. Additional benefits of EPAT are the following:
- No scarring
- No risk of infection
- No downtime
- Faster recovery
Is EPAT Right For Me?
EPAT is an advanced method of treating patients who experience acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain. Patients who have undergone EPAT treatment typically see results in as a little as one session, but typically require three treatments. If you suffer from any of the following injuries or conditions, EPAT treatment can be an excellent source of pain relief.
- Foot and heel pain
- Achilles pain
- Tendon and/or tendon insertion pain
- Trigger points
Patients treated with EPAT report on average 80% satisfaction.
If you are interested in EPAT treatment or wish to schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul G. Klein, please contact us or call (973) 595-1555.