EMG Practice Group

The mission of the EMG Practice Group is to:

  • Protect & defend PT practice in electrophysiological examination by advocacy in regulatory, legislative & reimbursement arenas
  • Promote high standards of practice via member involvement in ABPTS
  • Promote growth in clinical EMG practice through support of education & training

ECS Specialist Certification

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a national professional organization representing more than 66,000 members throughout the United States, established the specialist certification program in 1978. Specialization is the process by which a physical therapist builds on a broad base of professional education and practice to develop a greater depth of knowledge and skills related to a particular area of practice.

Application forms and information are available at www.abpts.org. If you need additional information contact the Specialist Certification Program by phone at 800/999-2782, ext 8520; or by e-mail at spec-cert@apta.org.

Position Statement

The American Congress of Electroneuromyography (ACE) and the Section on Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management (SCEWM) have developed a position statement on the minimum standards of performance and interpretation of electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS). The position statement has recently been reviewed and approved by the American Physical Therapy Association.

Educational Guidelines

The purpose of these guidelines is to identify the student-oriented educational objectives that are recommended in the areas of electrophysiological examination and evaluation for the preparation of students in professional physical therapist educational programs.

We also have a list of individuals who are willing to be contracted by physical therapy educational programs to teach clinical electromyography and nerve conduction studies content. Please feel free to contact them directly.