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DM Foot and Ankle Associates is celebrating our 10 year anniversary this October! As part of our celebration, we’ve put together 10 questions for our doctors to answer so you can get to know the leaders of the pack a bit better. 

Dr. Emini’s 10 Questions to Celebrate 10 Years!

Q #1 - What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend?

A #1 - Relaxing in the backyard with a good book.


Q #2 - If you found out today was your last day on Earth, what would you do?

A #2 - Spend it with my husband and boys.


Q #3 - What are your hobbies and how did you get into them?

A #3 - I like to make my own soap, lotions and potions. My son has sensitive skin, so I wanted something “clean” for him to use.


Q #4 - What’s your favorite thing about being a podiatrist?

A #4 - Connecting with my patients and helping them to feel better.


Q #5 - What’s the career highlight you’re most proud of?

A #5 - Starting our practice from scratch and watching it grow!


Q #6 - If you could do anything besides what you’re doing now, what would you do?

A #6 - Cosmetic dermatology, jeweler or interior design


Q #7 - If you came back in your next life as an animal, what animal would you be?

A #7 - Panther


Q #8 - What type of music are you into?

A #8 - I love almost all types music. What I listen to depends on the mood I am in and the activity I am doing – working out, I like upbeat dance music. For relaxing, I like instrumental piano songs like from Max Richter.


Q #9 - What was the best vacation you ever took and why?

A #9 - I have been lucky enough to go on some amazing trips - ever since Dr. Kim told me I need to expand my travel horizons beyond Mexico. They have all been special and I don't know if I can pick just one, but if I had to it would be Paris - for food, history and culture.


Q #10 - What would be the title of your memoir?

A #10 - Where My Feet Have Led Me


Like getting to know our doctors better? Stay tuned for Dr. Kim’s questionnaire answers to be posted soon!

By DM Foot and Ankle Associates
December 18, 2017
Category: Uncategorized

Here at DM Foot & Ankle Associates, we are continually striving to improve patient care by investing in advanced medical equipment. After much research, we are excited to announce our newest service, the EPAT.

The EPAT stands for Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology. EPAT is an innovative, non-invasive way to treat pain.

How does it work?

EPAT uses pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals.

What is the EPAT used to treat?    

· Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)

· Achilles tendinitis

· Tendinitis in the foot or ankle

· Any ligament/tendon pain that is not  responding to conventional treatment methods

What to expect:

Treatment sessions will take about 5-10 minutes depending on the area being treated. Treatments are performed at our office and do not require anesthesia.

Most patients will require between 3 to 5 sessions.

Some patients report immediate pain relief after the first treatment. Maximal effects can take about 4 weeks or longer. Over 80% of patients treated report to be pain free and/or have a significant reduction in pain.

Is it safe?

EPAT is technology that has been cleared by the FDA and is currently being used around the world. Extensive clinical studies and tests have confirmed both its safety and efficacy. The EPAT treatment comes with virtually no risks or side effects.

Why consider EPAT?

EPAT success rate is equal to or greater than traditional treatment methods, including surgery. This treatment option leaves out the risks, complications, and lengthy recovery time of surgery.


Is this treatment something you could benefit from or do you have further questions regarding EPAT? Let’s get rid of your pain and get you back to doing the things you love, consult with your DMFA physician today! We are now proudly serving you out of two locations, Lemont and Orland Park. If you live in these towns or in nearby Lockport, Homer Glen, Burr Ridge, or Palos Heights, call (630) 863-7517 to schedule an appointment with us today!