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EPAT Therapy

EPAT Therapy in Martin County
EPAT Therapy

Are YOU having heel pain? Most patients have heel pain and tightness with the first steps out of bed in the morning or after they have been seated for a prolonged period of time and start to walk again. Typically, the heel pain will improve with ambulation but could intensify by day's end if the patient continues to walk or stand for a long time. Heel pain is most often caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst.Diagnosis of plantar fasciitis is based on patient history, risk factors, and physical examination findings. Because there are several potential causes, it is important to have heel pain properly diagnosed. Dr. Taub is able to distinguish between all the possibilities and determine the underlying source of your heel pain.

EPAT Therapy FAQ's
What Is EPAT?

EPAT stands for Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology. It is a highly effective non-invasive office based treatment method that accelerates the healing of acute or chronic soft tissues injuries.

How Does EPAT Work?

The treatment utilizes a unique set of acoustic pressure waves that are delivered through the body and focused on the site of pain with a special applicator. These pressure waves stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process without surgery of the damaged tissue.

How is the Treatment Performed?

Ultrasound gel is applied over the area of pain to enhance the transmission of the acoustic pressure waves. A special applicator is used to transmit the waves.

How Long Does the Treatment Take and How Many Treatments are Required?

Treatment sessions take approximately 10-15 minutes depending on the site to be treated. Generally 3 treatment sessions are necessary and are performed on a weekly interval. Some patients may need up to five treatments.

What Conditions Can Be Treated With EPAT?

EPAT can be used to treat many painful soft tissue injuries, including plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, tendon insertional pain, shin splints, turf toe, acute and chronic muscle pain, and myofascial trigger points.

Is EPAT Safe?

Yes. This FDA cleared technology developed in Europe and is currently used around the globe. Professional sports teams are using this technology on their million dollar athletes.

Is EPAT FDA Approved?

Most people will often experience pain relief after 3 treatments. Some patients report immediate pain relief after the first treatment, although it can take up to four weeks for pain relief to begin. Over 80% of patients treated report to be pain free or have significant pain reduction.

What are the Expected Results?

Most people will often experience pain relief after 3 treatments. Some patients report immediate pain relief after the first treatment, although it can take up to four weeks for pain relief to begin. Over 80% of patients treated report to be pain free or have significant pain reduction.

Are There Any Special Pre-care and Aftercare Instructions?

All patients receiving EPAT therapy should be off all anti-inflammatory medication for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the procedure and 4 weeks after. This includes common over the counter medication such as, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve) and aspirin. Your doctor will provide you with detailed after care instructions.

What are the Possible Side-Effects or Complications?

EPAT is a non-invasive treatment and has virtually no risks or side effects. In some case patients may experience some minor discomfort which may continue for a few days and on rare occasions, the skin may become bruised or red after the treatment. It is also normal to have residual pain after intense exercise or a full- day of work.

Who Should not Have EPAT?

EPAT should not be used in people who have deep venous thrombosis, malignancy, taking blood thinners or woman who are pregnant.

Why EPAT?

EPAT has proven success rate over 80% without the risks of surgery or lengthy recovery time. It is performed in your doctor’s office without the need for anesthesia.

Does My Insurance Pay For EPAT?

No, unfortunately insurance companies do not pay for EPAT; though the cost of EPAT can often be reimbursed from a qualified health savings account. Non-covered service and/or procedures without billable terminology are paid to the office by the patient at the time of service; a claim will not be submitted to the insurance, through our office can provide receipts for reimbursement accounts to consider

How Much Does it Cost?

EPAT is an afforded alternative to traditional invasive surgery, lengthy physical therapy and other costly treatments. The first 3 treatments are bundled at a cost of $375 for the procedure and you are responsible for any co-pays or costs associated with the initial office visit only. If a 4th or 5th treatments are deemed necessary, this cost is $100 per treatment.

How Can I Get More Information About EPAT?

Dr. Taub would be more than happy to answer any questions regarding EPAT either by phone ((772) 283-3800) or via email (drtaubfootnwound@Yahoo.com)

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Reviews

2nd generation patient. Dr Taub and his staff are so knowledgeable and friendly. My Mother had two botched surgeries on her foot deformed and painful,by the grace of God, we found Dr Taub

Sandra

Thank you Dr Taub for making my foot feel so much better! You have a great staff who always greets me with a smile.

Debi

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Taub and his staff. My co-worker recommended him for a ingrown toenail procedure. As soon as I walked into his office I was greeted by his friendly staff. All those women are professional, kind and efficient. Dr. Taub took the time to explain what was happening with my toe and the procedure I needed. You can tell he cares about his patients. You do not see this very often anymore. Usually with doctors they are rushing you in and out and don't even know your name. Not Dr. Taub or his staff. I highly recommend him for your podiatry needs.

Jennifer

I was treated by Dr Joseph Taub for a stingray wound on the bottom of my foot. I was first treated by emergency at Marco Island, a week later I had an abscess removed at Jupiter Emergency room and was advised I needed follow up care by a wound specialist. After a couple months I am finally healed, Thanks to Dr. Joseph Taub. He is very knowledgeable, compassionate, and uses the most up to date gentle techniques. The concern and care he has shown me is outstanding and I consider myself very fortunate to have found him. In addition he has a wonderful staff to assist his patients.

Joe

Dr Taub was not only very knowledgeable which was comforting he was very gentle and made sure that I was comfortable throughout my entire procedure. His office staff were very accommodating and helpful. It was great to be able to call a Dr's office and not be told that there were no appointments available for several weeks. I was able to get in within two days of my calling. I would recommend Dr Taub and have recommended him to my friends and family!

Hannah

Two years ago, I visited Dr. Taub for issue with one of my toes. His staff was very courteous, prompt and informative. The experience was first class and the visits were easy to setup and the procedure was better than I could have ever imagined. I would highly Recommend the Doctor and his staff to anyone in need of care.

Paul

I am so happy that my Chiropactor, Kim Hoover, refered me to Dr. Taub. He listens! He personally cares about his patients. I had been frustrated with doctors who didn't listen when I tried to explain my allergies and intolerance to a long list of medications that would interfer with treatment. Dr. taub came up alternatives that give me relief. Ya Hoo! Thank you!

Laura

Dr. Taub is the only doctor I love going to. Not only is he gentle and very caring but I am a real person to him. I might have to see him only once or twice a year but he remembers what is going on in my life and always asks how things are going. He has always been able to fix any problem with my feet in the least painful way possible! If all doctors were like him, healthcare would always be a wonderful experience instead of sometimes a nightmare! God bless you, Dr. Taub!!!!

Anne

Dr. Taub is so well informed and up to date on all of the latest, he took such good care of my Mother and gave her relief from severe foot pain caused by two botched surgeries from orthopedic surgeons. Dr Taub was so dedicated to find the right procedure for her to be able to walk comfortably again. Dr Taub is very caring and pays close attention to what you are telling him. I have been going to him for the last 4 months for a torn achilles that was detected by him but missed by an orthopedic doctor. His office is very professional but at the same time very homey and I love love love his office staff, they are the best. I honestly can't recommend him enough

Sandra

Went to see Dr. Taub after a few other doctors for a case of gout. He actually spoke to me like I was a friend and not just a patient. The med he prescribed worked in one day, where the other doctors never worked. I now enjoy walking and sleeping pain free thanks to Dr. Taub...2 thumbs ( toes actually ) up!!!!

Dan

Dr. Taub is a very compassionate physician. He explains everything as he goes along and alleviates any anxiousness you may be feeling. He is my physician of choice for any foot related issues. All his staff is kind and caring.

Donella

I highly recommend Dr. Taub for any podiatry needs. He is kind, on time, professional and takes the pain away! He also has an updated website and online presence which is very helpful.

Lauren

Staff is always very pleasant which makes getting an appointment very easy. Dr. Taub took wonderful care of my ingrown toe nail. I recommend him to everyone!

Azhari

Dr Taub and his entire staff are wonderful. They make your visit an easy, painless trip. I can't recommend them highly enough.

Mike

Only podiatrist for our family in over 20 years.

Jan

We feel blessed to have found such a competent and caring physician!!!!

Susan

Feet that hurt ain't so neat, His staff is fun and can't be beat. Thanks Dr. Taub for giving so many relief.

Geri
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