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Incorporating:
General Practitioner, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology, Massage Therapy & Other Health Services
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EMG Scan: - M2000 Thermography and Electromyography scan
The M2000 system is utilised as a diagnostic tool in the treatment care plan of all patients at PIHC.
This system is designed to provide not only accurate and objective clinical data for you and your practitioner, it is also used for test and retest reliability as an accountability tool and importantly to assist in accurately gauging your spinal muscular recovery and wellness.

The M2000 scans are painless and do not utilise any radiation, high level electricity or intense heat.

-  Purpose  -

To detect and identify abnormal function of the spine and muscles.  Abnormal spinal muscular function leads directly to abnormal nervous system imbalance. The standard tests we employ include:


Surface Electromyography (EMG) scan

As the muscles are controlled by nerves, this scan measures how well the motor nerves are working by reading the amount of current or electrical conductivity found in the musculature. Any muscular imbalance or misalignment of the joints will cause a disturbance in the nerve, thereby causing an abnormal amount of electrical current flowing through your muscles which is recorded by the M2000 device.  

Thermography

The device measures the skin temperature adjacent to the spine. The skin is the largest organ of the body and the blood vessels under the skin work as the body’s thermostat. Like the body’s organs and glands, the blood in itself is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. Both sides of your spine should be at the same temperature when all is well. If the communication between the nervous system and the blood vessels are disturbed, it causes the body’s thermostat to malfunction, producing an imbalanced temperature reading along the spine. This thermal scan therefore monitors how the autonomic system of your body is doing and indirectly the associated organs at the various adjacent levels.


     
How will the test benefit me?

Your PIHC practitioner will undertake the assessment both as a pre-commencement program and at the time of your clinical review, as a post assessment. This enables the practitioner to determine the progression in your treatment plan whilst also recording a quantitative measure of your care.
The changes are quantifiable and visual to you, and at the same time enabling your PIHC practitioner to provide an individualised care program for your health.

Health rebate

The M2000 assessment is administered by occupational therapists at PIHC and is regarded as an occupational therapy assessment that should be claimable in part or whole through most private health insurance funds depending on type of health cover, insurer benefits and levels of health cover.

More information - EMG Scan


Please email lucy@pihc.com.au for your EMG enquiries
 
 

 

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