2019 GCMAS Annual Conference
 

GCMAS 2019 Pre-Conference Workshop 

There will be two Kinesiological Electromyography courses offered at GCMAS 2019. Part 1 will be held Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, and will cover fine-wire techniques. Part 2 will focus on clinical applications of fine-wire techniques on Monday afternoon.


PART I: Kinesiological Electromyography: Fine-Wire Techniques

Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019: Time: 3PM – 7:30PM
Date: Monday, March 25, 2019: Time: 8AM – 2:00PM

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Course Description:
This hands-on workshop will provide clinicians with the opportunity to learn and perform fine-wire EMG insertions. Course content will include didactic material covering the following topics: 1) gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, nerve and muscle physiology foundational concepts; 2) Electromyography – concepts; 3)pertinent anatomy and physiology fine-wire EMG general guidelines (indications, contraindication, consent, and techniques); 4) EMG instrumentation, choice of equipment, data processing and process quality assessment; 5) Hazards and complications, instrumentation and troubleshooting; and 6) Preparation, patient informed consent for procedure, and post-test care, and 7) clinical interpretation. Each participant will have the opportunity to practice fine-wire insertions for 3 – 4 muscles in small groups under the guidance of experienced kinesiological fine-wire EMG instructors. 
Please Note:

  • Course participants must be willing to partake in the lab sessions both as subject and examiner.
  • Course participants are responsible to investigate their individual state licensure requirement and practice within the scope of their state licensing board.   

Course Chairs:

Sherry Backus, PT, DPT, MA
Course Co-Director -  sherry.backus@gcmas.org
Clinical Supervisor, Motion Analysis Laboratory, Hospital for Special Surgery

Carole Tucker, PT, PhD
Course Co-Director – carole.tucker@gcmas.org
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy & Electrical Engineering, Temple University

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this training program, participants will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the indications, precautions and contraindications, risks, post-test care involved in performing kinesiological fine-wire electromyographic studies.
  • Demonstrate understanding of gross anatomy and neuroanatomy, muscle and nerve physiology,
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the instrumentation, choice of instruments, hazards and complications, troubleshooting used for kinesiological EMG
  • Perform fine-wire EMG insertion techniques safely and effectively for selected lower extremity a muscles.

Agenda (Tentative)

SUNDAY

 

Time

Topic & Activity

3:00 – 3:30

Course Introduction & Logistics and Course Pre-test

3:30 – 4:00

General Guidelines and Techniques for Kinesiological Fine-Wire EMG

4:00– 4:15

Fine-wire Insertion Techniques & Demonstration: EDL/TA*

4:15 – 5:45

Practice Session 1: EDL/TA*

5:45 – 6:15

Lecture/Discussion: Instrumentation & Quality Assessment

6: 15 – 7:30

Practice Session 2: Fine-Wire Insertion Technique: Tib Post/ FHL *    

   

MONDAY

 

Time

Topic & Activity

8:00 – 8:30

Lecture/Discussion: Data Interpretation

8:30 – 9:45

Practice Session 3: Fine-Wire Insertion Technique: Thigh (Rectus/VL/TFL/Glut Medius)

9:45 – 10:15

Fine-wire Insertion Techniques & Demonstration: Shoulder & Scapula

10:15 – 11:30

Practice Session 4: Fine-Wire Insertion Muscles TBD

11:30 – 12:15

Lecture/Discussion: Basic Interpretation with Boxed Lunch

12:15 – 12:30

Fine-wire Insertion Techniques & Demonstration: Proximal Hip (Hip Flexors)

12:30 – 1:45

Practice Session 5: Fine-Wire Insertion Technique: Muscles TBD

1:45 – 2:00

Final Discussion & Questions and Course Post-test


GCMAS 2019 Pre-Conference Workshop
PART II: Kinesiological Electromyography: Clinical Application of Fine-Wire Techniques

Date: 
Monday, March 25, 2019
Time: 
2:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Course Description:
This 4 hour course will provide individuals experienced in fine-wire EMG an opportunity to gain additional insertion practice as well as to participate in lectures and case based discussions to improve their skills in problem-solving EMG data quality issues, and to improve their understanding and skills in interpreting clinical EMG data. This course consists predominantly of case based discussion, short lectures, with additional opportunity to practice insertions. Each participant will have the opportunity to practice a limited number of fine-wire insertions in small groups under the guidance of experienced kinesiological fine-wire EMG instructors. Participants should have attended the full-day FWEMG course or have equivalent content knowledge and experience. The If a participant has limited fine wire insertion experience, the full-day course is the more appropriate course. If you have any questions, please email the course directors. 
Please Note:

  • Course participants must be willing to partake in the lab sessions both as subject and examiner.
  • Course participants are responsible to investigate their individual state licensure requirement and practice within the scope of their state licensing board.

Course Chairs:

Sherry Backus, PT, DPT, MA
Course Co-Director - sherry.backus@gcmas.org
Clinical Supervisor, Motion Analysis Laboratory, Hospital for Special Surgery

Carole Tucker, PT, PhD 
Course Co-Director – carole.tucker@gcmas.org
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy & Electrical Engineering, Temple University

Course Objectives 
Upon completion of this training program, participants will:

  • Be able to identify poor quality EMG data (surface primarily – principles apply to fine wire)
  • Be able to interpret EMG within context of clinical cases
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the instrumentation, choice of instruments, hazards and complications, troubleshooting used for kinesiological EMG
  • Describe the emerging EMG instrumentation and analyses
  • Perform fine-wire EMG insertion techniques safely and effectively for selected muscles.

Agenda (Tentative)

Time

Topic & Activity

2:30 – 2:45

Course Introduction & Logistics and Course Pre-test

2:45 – 3:15

EMG data collection – instrumentation and signal quality testing,

3:15 – 3:45

New hardware and software approaches

3:45 – 4:30

EMG Data Advanced Interpretation Case Discussion 1

4:30 – 5:15

EMG Data Advanced Interpretation Case Discussion 2

5:15 – 6:15

Insertion Practice Session

6:15 – 6:30

Final Discussion & Questions and Course Post-test