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What is EPAT®?

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®) is the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatment method cleared by the FDA. This proprietary technology is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals. This non-invasive office/clinic based procedure represents a breakthrough treatment option for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions.

What conditions can be treated by EPAT®?

EPAT can be used to treat many painful soft tissue injuries. Including: plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, tendon insertional pain, acute and chronic muscle pain, and myofascial trigger points. 

Why consider non-invasive EPAT®?

EPAT® has a proven success rate that is equal to or greater than that of traditional treatment methods (including surgery) and without the risks, complications and lengthy recovery time. EPAT® is performed in your physician’s office/clinic, does not require anesthesia, requires a minimal amount of time, patients can immediately bear weight (i.e. walk), and return to normal activity within a few days of the procedure.

Benefits of EPAT®


-No anesthesia

-No risk of infection

-No scarring

-No downtime

-Over 80% patient satisfaction

-Faster, easier healing

The Foot Care Center - Medical & Surgical Foot Care

The Foot Care Center is the largest and most active podiatry group in Wyoming and Montana. The first office was opened in 1987 in Sheridan, WY by Craig McLaws, DPM. As the only podiatrist in northern Wyoming, Dr. McLaws ran outreach clinics in the basin area, in Gillette, and other surrounding communities. In 2005, we added our full time podiatry office in Billings, MT.

The doctors and staff at The Foot Care Center are committed to improving the health of your feet, ankles, and lower legs. As experts in the field of podiatry, we are able to provide you with comprehensive exams and diagnostic analyses of your condition. We also offer innovative treatments for injuries, diseases, and other conditions of your feet, ankles, and lower legs.

Contact our Sheridan or Billings office to schedule an appointment

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The health of your feet is our top priority. New patients click here to learn about our payment options & insurancedownload patient forms or to schedule an appointment. Please contact our Sheridan or Billings podiatry office today if you have any questions, need additional information, or would like to schedule an appointment.

                                             Office Locations

Sheridan Office 
132 N. Gould St.
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-672-3457
Fax: 307-674-1527 
Driving Directions/Map


Billings Office
3990 Avenue D.
Billings , MT 59102
Phone: 406-252-5444
Fax: 406-245-9043
Driving Directions/Map


Fall Foot Care Tips

Be Careful With Boots

Sometimes, boots are made to keep the bad weather and cold temperatures out, instead of focused on what�??s inside. If your feet, ankles, or even lower back are feeling particularly sore after wearing your favorite pair of boots�??some insoles or arch supports might be needed. Along with providing extra support, these will also keep your feet in proper alignment while you take care of those Fall tasks that require boots, whether it�??s raking a muddy yard, or just walking through the rain.


Boots can also be especially warm�??which is great for those frigid mornings, but can cause an ideal breeding ground for foot odor, and fungus or athlete�??s foot. If your feet �??can�??t breathe�?? �?? be sure to wash them daily, change your socks, and be proactive with antifungal spray or cream as one of your Fall foot care tips.

Keep footwear dry

The fall season brings wet weather in our area. Let your shoes dry out properly before using again. Wet shoes promote fungal and bacterial growth which can lead to infection and odor.


Wash your feet often

Don�??t go to bed without washing your feet. If you leave dirt on the skin�??s surface, it can become irritated and infected. Wash your feet every evening with soap and water.


Dry your feet well

Dry your feet thoroughly after washing them, especially between the toes which is where germs such as Athlete's foot can easily breed. Then, apply a moisturising foot cream (not body lotion).


Shoe shop in the afternoon

Shop for shoes in the afternoon. Feet swell as the day goes on and if shoes fit in the afternoon when your feet are at their largest, you can be assured they will always be comfortable.


Managing diabetic feet When the weather cools

During the fall and winter, cooler temperatures cause the body to naturally lower blood circulation in your extremities, such as your toes and feet. Diabetics already experience a loss of blood flow to the feet�??so it�??s important during cold weather to treat your feet well to protect and keep them comfortable.


Diabetic socks encourage blood flow (meaning they help your feet stay warm!) through a lack of seams, and being non-binding. If your feet are drying out from the change in weather and seasons, you may also want to consider some diabetic foot moisturizer or foot wash. These are great for keeping your feet soft and healthy, no matter what weather the Fall and Winter bring.