EMGs are the gold standard in diagnostics and exactly the type of testing that insurance companies have been wanting for their patients.
Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) July 18, 2014
Wimbledon Health Partners, a leading on-site diagnostic testing company providing physicians’ vascular, echocardiogram and NCV testing announced expanded services in Florida. As of August 1st, Wimbledon Health Partners will be offering needle EMGs in coordination with the existing NCV testing. Partnering exclusively with IFG Medical to expand the reach of these services throughout the state of Florida.
IFG Medical, with their vast network of thousands of doctors across the country benefit daily from the cutting edge therapies, equipment and diagnostic testing services that have been brought to them. As the exclusive partner offering Needle EMG, IFG Medical looks to expand their footprint and offer the gold standard in neurodiagnostic testing to the state of Florida.
Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic procedure conducted by a licensed physician that is used to assess the health of muscles and the nerve cells that control them. Motor neurons transmit electrical signals that cause muscles to contract. An EMG translates these signals into graphs, sounds or numerical values that a specialist interprets. An EMG uses tiny devices called electrodes to transmit or detect electrical signals. During a needle EMG, a needle electrode inserted directly into a muscle records the electrical activity in that muscle.
EMG results can reveal nerve dysfunction, muscle dysfunction or problems with nerve-to-muscle signal transmission. A doctor may order an EMG for patients with signs or symptoms that may indicate a nerve or muscle disorder. Such symptoms may include:
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle pain or cramping
EMG results are often necessary to help diagnose or rule out a number of conditions such as:
- Muscle disorders, such as muscular dystrophy or polymyositis
- Diseases affecting the connection between the nerve and the muscle, such as myasthenia gravis
- Disorders of nerves outside the spinal cord (peripheral nerves), such as carpal tunnel syndrome or peripheral neuropathies
- Disorders that affect the motor neurons in the brain or spinal cord, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or polio
- Disorders that affect the nerve root, such as a herniated disk in the spine
Matthew Frugé, Director of Business Development for IFG Medical commented on the expansion of services, “Wimbledon Health Partners continues to provide the most complete and comprehensive diagnostics available to physicians nationwide. EMGs are the gold standard in diagnostics and exactly the type of testing that insurance companies have been wanting for their patients. Our offering of needle EMGs in Florida is sure to be the first step to offering this crucial diagnostic procedure in other states in the coming months in association with Wimbledon.”
About Wimbledon Health Partners:
Wimbledon Health Partners is a national on-site diagnostic testing organization with capabilities for diagnosing circulatory conditions that can be detected through the use of cardiovascular ultrasound. Additional capabilities include nerve conduction velocity testing (NCV), which is utilized to support the diagnosis of nerve involvement of circulatory disease, and help assess cardiovascular risk. Wimbledon Health Partners is an innovative cooperative marketing and practice-enhancement program that provides physicians with the educational, compliance, and marketing tools necessary to provide quality and state-of-the-art in-office testing procedures. For more information go to http://www.dxtesting.com or call 855-200-8262.