Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT)
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®) is a non-invasive technology platform utilizing acoustic energy based on unique sets of acoustic pressure waves designed for a broad range of podiatric and pain management uses and applications.
As an alternative to traditional treatment methods including surgery, CuraMedix products and procedures include a proprietary Extracorporeal Pulse Activation (EPAT®) technology, improve the regenerative potential, rather than further damaging an area that has degenerated because of poor blood flow, tissue injury, overuse or weakness.
Custom Made Orthotics
Orthotics help to manage many foot problems and pathologic motion. Our orthotics are made from a 3-D laser scan (mini cube delcam). This scanner represents the most advanced method of creating a foot image. This image is sent electronically to Mile High Orthotics where a cad cam mills the orththotic specific to each foot. The custom inserts cost $400 and insuance may cover this cost in some cases.
In more complicated situations we utilize a professional pedorthist to make the device from start to finish. Lasty we also offer a variety of less expensvie non custom inserts which are far superior to normal over the counter inserts.
In most surgical settings and after some injuries, phyical therapy may be needed to facilitate early and strong rehabilitation. Unlike MRI, we ultilize several different therapists. 'We choose based upon your location and a therapist that is closest to you.
Digital X- Rays
We have a certified x-ray technician on staff who processes digital x-rays for our patients to view with Dr. House or Dr. Sharp. Digital x-rays allow us to manage the images with better and more accurate resolution. We can store and send the images as needed, including on CD or electronically. X-rays give us instantaneous information about bone density, structure, biomechanics, and health of a bone. We can see acute or chronic injuries or over use of certain parts of the foot or ankle.
We have in house ultrasound available for each appointment. Unlike x-rays ultrasound allows us to visualize the soft tissue (non bone structures). It is especially helpful for injections as we can visualize the structure and medication as the injection is given. Other uses of ultrasound include:
Muscular, tendinous and ligamentous damage (chronic and acute) | Plantar plates | Bursitis | Soft tissue masses such as ganglia, lipomas Morton’s neuromas | Plantar fascia | Joint effusions | Vascular pathology | Haematomas | Classification of a mass eg solid, cystic, mixed | Post surgical complications eg abscess, oedema | Guidance of injection, aspiration or biopsy | Some bony pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging utilizes a powerful magnet and a highly specialized computer to obtain an exceptional three dimenionsal view of your foot and ankle anatomy. It cleary images all of the structures in the foot without radation. MRI can detect cartligate injuries, fractures, infections, ligament and tendon injuries, and other abnormalities early in the treatment program. For example Mortons neuromas are difficult to diagnose without an MRI.
We generall utilize a local MRI facility who have one of the few foot and ankle certified radiologist to evaluate our images and help diagnose individual pathology.
Computerized Tomography (CT)
CT generates exceptionally detailed 3D cross sectional images of the bones and overall architecture of the foot and ankle. It uses normal x-ray combined with a computer to arrange the images from different angles like looking at individual slices from a loaf of bread.