EMG AND MSKUS LAWS FOR NEBRASKA
The State of Nebraska fully recognizes Physical Therapists for performing EMG testing and HODS provides all requirements set forth by the board. Here is the specific link on EMG testing.
006. FINE-WIRE ELECTROMYOGRAPHY OR DRY NEEDLING. A physical therapist who wishes to perform tissue penetration for the purpose of fine-wire electromyography or dry needling must meet one of the following requirements: (A) Completion of a pre-service or in-service training. The pre-service or in-service training must include: (i) Pertinent anatomy and physiology; (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) Choice and operation of equipment; Knowledge of test indications; Proper technique of tissue penetration; Sterile methods, hazards, and complications; Post-test care; (vii) Knowledge in test interpretation; and (viii) For the purposes of fine-wire electromyography, documentation of 10 kinesiology electromyography examinations in an educational environment or, for the purposes of dry-needling, tissue palpation; or (B) Authorization from another state to perform fine-wire electromyography or dry-needling with substantially equivalent requirements; or (C) For the purpose of fine-wire electromyography, certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in the area of Clinical Electrophysiology.
EMG/NCS Testing uses electricity and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound uses sound waves for the evaluation (testing and measurement) of the neuro-musculoskeletal system.
APTA fully supports PTs practicing EMG/NCS Testing as it is within the scope of Physical Therapy Practice. The Orthopedic Section of the APTA in a white paper not only advocates the use of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging within the scope of practice for Physical Therapy but also endorses its application both for diagnostic as well as procedural purposes to aid neuromuscular re-education, dry needling, and electroneuromyography.
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