Neff Physical Therapy is now also Neff Diagnostics!
The providers at Neff Physical Therapy are now offering electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCV) and musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) at our Quarryville location. Our practice has joined a nationally credentialled Residency program for EMG/NCV and Fellowship program for musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) through the Hands On Diagnostics group (HODS).
Are you in pain and searching for what is causing your problem?
Our advanced diagnostic testing technologies can provide you with answers! Benefit now from HODS new advanced model of physical therapy that offers 62% better patient management! Available only at HODS approved diagnostic centers.
EMG/NCS Testing – Nerve Testing:
EMG (Electromyography) and NCS (nerve conduction study) testing check the health of nerves and muscles in your body. Measuring the electrical activity in muscles and nerves can help find diseases that damage muscle tissue (i.e. myopathy and muscular dystrophy) or nerves (i.e. carpal tunnel syndrome). An EMG measures the electrical activity of muscles at rest and during contraction. During an EMG, a small pin is inserted in the muscle that helps us evaluate the condition of your muscles. NCS is used to measure the health of your nerves. Mild electrical stimulation is administered to the skin directly overlaying the nerve. The response is measured by electrodes applied to your skin and produces a visual signal on the computer monitor we can analyze. EMG and NCS tests are often done together to provide more complete data. The results of NCS/EMG testing can be an invaluable tool for your doctor to determine various conditions that can affect your nerves and muscles, which will help them manage your care more effectively. NCS/EMG test is easy, reliable, and safe.
MSKUS Testing – Joint Ultrasound Testing:
Musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) testing is a very effective clinical tool in the diagnosis of numerous musculoskeletal conditions. It also offers numerous advantages compared to X-ray, CT scan, and MRI imaging with regards to safety and effectiveness. Musculoskeletal ultrasound uses sound waves to produce pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and joints, which can help to diagnose tears, strains/sprains, nerve entrapment, and arthritis. Musculoskeletal ultrasound is noninvasive and offers real-time imaging, allowing for examinations of structures at rest and in motion. This ability to capture the movement differentiates this means of imaging from other modalities as it can permit more accurate diagnosis. MSKUS is an easy, reliable, and safe test!
This is an ultrasound image of the right rotator cuff tendon.