An Electromyographer’s Look at Hereditary Neuropathy with Liability to Pressure Palsy

Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy (HNPP) or tomaculous neuropathy shares a molecular genetic relationship with Charcot Marie Tooth Disease type I (CMTI) in an autosomal dominant manner1.  Most cases of CMT1A are caused by the duplication of 1.5mb in chromosome 17p11.2, while upwards of 85% of all HNPP cases are a result of […]

If It Quacks Like a Duck…Is it Always a Duck? EMG/NCS Findings in Patients with “Carpal Tunnel” Symptoms

You’ve probably heard the expression, “measure twice, cut once.”  Nowhere is that adage truer than in the field of medicine. Electromyography and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS) are part of the measurement process which helps physicians provide the most accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment for symptoms which can sometimes be rather vague. Take carpal tunnel syndrome […]

Suprascapular Nerve Compromise

Nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (ECS) help illuminate confusing neurologic cases and can pinpoint the origin of a problem. In this patient’s case it so happened to be from the suprascapular nerve. Going to a bar with a friend or loved one does not always go wrong but for this 42-year old man things […]

Sinus Tarsi Research

The providers at EMG Solutions are always striving to remain at the top of their field while providing ways to help the discipline as a whole.  The following was original research performed by one of EMG Solutions’ own providers.  This research was presented as a poster presentation at the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Combined […]

Taking the Mystery Out of an EMG/NCS Report – Part 1

I have been practicing clinical electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) as a physical therapist for over 20 years and whenever I talk about it with other providers, their eyes begin to glaze over almost immediately. Their minds wander off to more pleasant experiences such as the beach, dinner and a movie or even […]