Our Trained Therapist's:
Dr. Guillermo, PT, DPT, MTC, and Dr. Jordan, PT, DPT are Registered in EMG/NCS Nerve Testing. They are both Hands on Diagnostic trained and certified; HODS was found by a group of Doctors in 1992.They have spent countless hours training and being mentored by the same founders/Doctors who are highly skilled professionals to administer these tests.
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What is EMG/NCS Testing?
An Electromyogram (EMG):
Measures the electrical activity of muscles at rest and during contraction. Nerves control the muscles in the body by electrical signals (impulses), and these impulses cause the muscles to react in specific ways, rather, when a disorder is present, muscles react in abnormal ways. During an Electromyography study, a very small pin is inserted in the muscle that helps us evaluate the condition of your muscles.
Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS):
NCS are used to measure the health of your nerves. Mild electrical stimulation is administered to the skin directly overlying the nerve. The response is measured by a second set of electrodes applied to the surface of the skin. This impulse produces a visual signal on a computer monitor, when analyzed it can provide information about the condition of the nerve.
What conditions does the EMG address?
- Muscle Disorders
- Nerve Damage
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
- Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist Pain
- Hip, Knee, Foot Pain
Ability to assess the severity of nerve damage with showing symptoms of:
- Back Pain radiating to the legs
- Neck Pain radiating to the arms
- Muscle Weakness
- Weakness in arms
- Weakness in hands
- Weakness in legs
- Muscle Twitching
- Muscle Cramping or Pain