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As part of AOCC’s commitment to our patients and their overall care we perform EMG Nerve Conduction studies to help diagnose or rule out nerve and muscle disorders.

A nerve conduction study,

What is a nerve conduction velocity test? A nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test — also called a nerve conduction study (NCS) — measures how fast an electrical impulse moves through your nerve. NCV can identify nerve damage. [hopkinsmedicine.org]

NCV is often used along with an EMG to tell the difference between a nerve disorder and a muscle disorder. NCV detects a problem with the nerve, whereas an EMG detects whether the muscle is working properly in response to the nerve’s stimulus. [hopkinsmedicine.org]

EMG, uses surface electrodes — electrodes taped to the skin — to measure the speed and strength of signals traveling between two or more points.

Your doctor may order an EMG if you have signs or symptoms that may indicate a nerve or muscle disorder. Such symptoms may include:

  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle pain or cramping

EMG results are often necessary to help diagnose or rule out a number of conditions:

  • 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

Dave DuMond, PhD, PT

Dave DuMond

Dave DuMond, PT, DPT, ECS

Founder and President at Carolina EMG Specialists

Dave DuMond, PhD, PT comes in once a week to perform these studies. This is just another way AOCC provides a wide range of services for the benefit of our patients and their overall treatment.

Dave DuMond provides traditional electro-diagnostic testing on-site for AOCC
and other physician clinics as well as private physical therapy practices, rehabilitation facilities and self-insured employers.

Education:

  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
    BS, Physical Therapy
    1988 – 1992
  • Rocky Mountain University, Provo, UT
    Doctorate of Science, Clinical Electrophysiology
    2005 – 2013
  • Rocky Mountain University, Provo, UT
    Doctorate, Physical Therapy
    2006 – 2008