Extracorporeal pulse activation therapy (EPAT), more commonly known as shockwave therapy, is a non-invasive, office-based treatment to stimulate the repair of musculoskeletal pathology like plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis. Shockwave therapy is available at Ankle and Foot Center of Florida. Make your appointment today by calling or clicking the online booking tool.

Shockwave Therapy Q & A

What is shockwave therapy/EPAT)?
Shockwave therapy, or extracorporeal pulse activation therapy (EPAT), is a non-surgical, non-invasive office procedure designed to stimulate the body’s natural healing process to repair itself.

How does shockwave therapy work?
Shockwave therapy directs a series of acoustic pressure waves to injured tissue causing cavitation. This leads to increased blood flow to the area that stimulates local tissue metabolism.

Why should I consider shockwave therapy instead of surgery?
Shockwave therapy is entirely non-invasives and it requires minimal down time. Shockwave may potentially delay or eliminate the need for surgical intervention.

What are the expectations for shockwave therapy?
o 3-5 treatments are recommended to achieve maximal results.
80% of patients report to have no pain &/or are significantly improved.

Does insurance cover shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy is not covered by insurance plans. However, reimbursement can be obtained from a qualified Health Savings Account.

Am I a good candidate for shockwave therapy?
The only way to determine if you’re a good candidate for shockwave is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gonzalez or Dr. Sanchez at Ankle and Foot Center of Florida. Following a comprehensive exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your symptoms, a treatment plan can be formulated that aligns with your needs.

If chronic pain is preventing you from returning to activities you love, shockwave therapy is worth considering. Request your consultation today by calling or clicking the online booking tool.

read more
request an appointment