Electrodiagnostic Testing EMG/NCV

Our office performs EMG/NCV studies on those patients whose nerve symptoms are not getting
better as expected with supervised physical therapy. The EMG portion of this test measures electrical impulses produced by muscle fibers during rest as well as during contraction.
Surface Electromyography: Surface electrodes are applied to the skin & surface above the targeted
muscles in this technique.

A common method for assessing muscle activity during motions and activities is surface electromyography (EMG). It offers details on the general coordination and function of the muscles.
Needle EMG: In this method, a tiny needle electrode is inserted straight into the muscle. Needle EMG can assist in the diagnosis of disorders affecting the function of the muscles and nerves to provide more precise information about the activity of specific muscle fibers.

This specialized test (EMG/NCV studies) will confirm or rule our nerve entrapment syndromes
(pinched nerves). For the vast majority of patients treated in our office with physical therapy, this
test is typically not needed due to the fact that the majority of nerve related conditions tend to get better with supervised physical therapy. However, it is helpful for those individuals that do not improve with physical therapy.


What to Expect

The physical therapists and medical doctors at Total Medical NY PC are highly trained in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating neck and back pain, shoulder, hip, and foot pain. Total Medical NY PC has been helping our Rego Park, Queens neighbors recover from sports injuries, work injuries, motor vehicle injuries, repetitive sprain and strain injuries, and pain due to aging or poor posture.

We provide treatment care based on the best current evidence-based techniques so we can help you heal quickly from your injuries. Each patient we see will be treated by the same physical therapist each visit. We have 5 treatment rooms for patients’ privacy. We pride ourselves in giving each patient customized treatment plans, and treatment in a clean, warm, and caring environment.

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