Electrodiagnostic Testing
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Electrophysiologic Evaluation, more commonly referred to as EMG/NCV testing, is traditionally used in evaluation of patients suspected of having a neuromuscular problem. Although Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the most common problem assessed by EMG/NCV testing, it is helpful in distinguishing a variety of diagnoses, including:

  • Entrapment syndromes
  • Polyneuropathy (caused from diabetes, thyroid problems, and other conditions)
  • Cervical and Lumbar Nerve Root Injuries
  • Other selected neuromuscular problems including nerve and muscle disease

All EMG/NCV examinations are performed by Dr. Matt Hornsby DPT, ECS. Dr. Hornsby received his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1985. Later, in 2004, he completed his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professionals, an academic affiliate of Mass General Hospital and Harvard University. Dr. Hornsby was Board Certified as an Electrophysiologic Specialist in 1994, recertified in 2004 and 2014 and is one of only 200 physical therapists nationwide to have achieved Board Certified status