EPAT (Shockwave Therapy) at Carolina Sports Clinic Fort Mill

EPAT, or Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology, is a form of shockwave therapy, which is an evidence- based, breakthrough and innovative treatment option for people suffering with chronic and acute musculoskeletal injuries.

shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis

Shockwave therapy is a new, non-invasive therapy used by professional and recreational athletes of all levels. This breakthrough treatment is used to treat acute and chronic painful soft tissue issues.

  • Trigger points in muscles
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Foot pain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Carpal tunnel

Beneficial effects of EPAT (shockwave) are often experienced within 1-3 treatment sessions for many people. However, for others it can take a month to start feeling the beneficial effects.

Shockwave works to eliminate pain, decrease inflammation and restore mobility.

Shockwave therapy is successful in over 80% of patients, with an elimination of pain or a reduction of pain reported. 

Treatment sessions typically take 5-15 minutes, depending on the problem and area being treated.

Typically treatment sessions are one or two times a week, depending on the problem.

Shockwave typically does not produce any side effects or complications. In some cases, patients may experience soreness, inflammation, redness or bruising around the treatment area. These issues usually resolve themselves within a few days.