Correct treatment starts with the correct diagnosis.
Principle Health Systems (PHS) owns and operates several medical diagnostic companies that will assist physicians with faster, more accurate diagnoses. We also provide our partner physicians with third-party assessments of patient injuries or conditions.
Principle Health Systems Diagnostic Services:
• Manual Muscle Testing (MMT)
• Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Velocity Testing (EMG/NCV)
• Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM)
PHS technicians use the most advanced inclinometers and goniometers to administer range of motion and strength testing. The physician receives a report with a snapshot of the patient’s progress throughout their treatment and rehabilitation program.
MMT includes range of motion, muscle strength, and grip strength testing with consistent measures to evaluate effort. It provides physicians with a method to objectively measure physical performance, document functional deficits and educate patients. The test assists physicians in formulating a diagnosis, establishing a baseline for future reference, demonstrating medical necessity for care, and developing appropriate treatment plans to maintain patient compliance.
Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Velocity diagnostic tests assess the health of a patient’s peripheral nervous system. The test results uncover the nature and location of problems like nerve and muscle dysfunction and problems with nerve-to-muscle signal transmission.
For real-time evaluation of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves, Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring is used in both routine and complex procedures and surgeries. This test is often used in surgeries of the brain or spinal cord but can also be utilized for pain management procedures, including RFTC and spinal cord stimulator placement.
IONM reduces the risk of damage to the nervous system during surgery by providing guidance to the surgeon and anesthesiologist during the procedure.
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