Electromyography is a technical measuring process for diagnosing the electrical activity of muscles. EMG technology offers a “direct view into the muscle” and shows when and to what degree certain muscles are active, making it possible to determine muscle function both quantitatively and qualitatively.
After injuries and operations, interaction between nerves and muscles is impaired, and muscle strength and imbalances are reduced.
Precise muscle-activity diagnostics
The results of EMG measurements provide doctors and therapists with important information on the neuromuscular processes that occur during motion. Functional issues, muscle imbalances, loading problems, pain and difficulties relating to joint stabilization can be analyzed and incorporated into appropriate therapy programs.
EMG measuring technology documents and provides an objective view of therapy and training processes and, when employed in therapy, assists patients in targeting and innervating muscles.
EMG measuring can be used to answer the following questions:
- Is a muscle active?
- To what extent is a muscle active?
- How active are various muscles in relation to each other?
- Can a muscle relax when it isn’t in use?
- How quickly do certain muscles and muscle parts fatigue?
Under what circumstances is EMG measuring recommended?
- Strength and stability issues related to the knee and shoulder
- Back pain, pain in the cervical spine, postural deficits
- Weight-bearing problems and issues relating to complex movements, etc.