Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (“EPAT” for short), utilizes high powered ultrasound waves to break up scar tissue and promote blood flow to damaged structures. Similar to how kidney stones are broken up in the bladder, the Shockwave therapy has revolutionized the sports medicine world. No longer are doctors reliant on cortisone injections for treating musculoskeletal injuries. Better yet, patients undergoing this treatment don’t need to take time off from their physical activities. Treatment involves once a week treatment for 5 weeks. The procedure takes less than five minutes. Dr. Donovan is treating a variety of conditions with this device, such as heel pain/plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, posterior tibial tendonitis, peroneal tendonitis, and neuromas.