Complete diagnostics are the first step to recovery. Rehabilitation Physicians, PC brings you decades of clinical experience. We are the trusted choice for physicians and patients who need highly specialized diagnostic testing.
Our providers are trained in the most advanced technology available, including Electromyography (EMG), Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS), diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound, fluoroscopic interventional pain management, and interpretation of multiple laboratory studies. The diagnostic evaluation also includes comprehensive assessments of musculoskeletal and neurologic systems.
Most importantly, every evaluation begins with a conversation with you.
Our physiatrists want to understand your condition, how you feel and how it affects your daily life. In addition, we’d like to know more about your past tests and treatments, and your goals for recovery or regaining function.
Some patients may be asked to complete a pain drawing to better understand the location, type and intensity of pain.
Family support and involvement is strongly encouraged, especially for patients with stroke, head injury, or a chronic condition. Together, patients, family members, and the physiatrist are partners in the assessment process and treatment plan.
Advancements in the field of electrodiagnostic medicine have greatly improved the physiatrist’s ability to diagnose conditions that can affect the peripheral nervous system. EMG is an essential tool to more accurately diagnose neuromuscular disorders.
For accurate EMG results, the EMG should be performed by a physician with specialized training, not a technician. Rehabilitation Physicians is uniquely qualified to provide EMG and nerve conduction studies and has several physicians board-certified in electrodiagnostic medicine.
Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS), are generally performed along with EMG test to further evaluate nerve disease. NCS is used to identify any nerve abnormalities including damage, blocks, and damage or loss of fatty insulation (myelin) around the nerve. NCS can also provide information regarding the condition of the nerve fiber.
Ultrasound is an extension of the physiatrist’s physical exam. It is a non-invasive, painless technology that uses high-frequency sound waves to image soft tissues and bony structures in the body. Ultrasound is a dynamic, real-time procedure that provides valuable diagnostic information about the location and extent of injury or disease. Ultrasound can also be used some treatment procedures to accurately guide injections.
Fluoroscopic Interventional Pain Management
Rehabilitation Physicians, PC is a leader in fluoroscopic interventional pain management. We have fluoroscopic interventional procedure suites conveniently located in our Novi and Farmington Hills office. The services we provide in our suites include fluoroscopic epidural and joint injections. Fluoroscopic guided injections are done using a visually aided computer system and x-ray technology, which allows the successful delivery of medication to the correct area.
Laboratory Study Interpretation
Like fitting the pieces of a puzzle together, our highly experienced physiatrists have the advanced training and in-depth experience required to evaluate multiple sophisticated diagnostic and imaging studies. The result is a precise diagnosis and personalized treatment plan. Our physiatrists are experts in interpreting musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems such from CT scans, MRI, myelography, bone scan, and more.