Electromyopgrahy Tests & Physiatrist in Edmonton Alberta
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The ability to move is greatly affected by injury or illness to nerve, muscle, bone, spine and brain. The purpose of this clinic is to accurately identify a diagnosis using detailed history, physical examination, and diagnostic investigations. At Body Restoration, Dr Rambaransingh, the lead Physiatrist in Edmonton, has a particular interest in using ultrasound for diagnosis and as an intervention tool for neuromusculoskeletal conditions and injury.

WHAT IS PHYSIATRY? (fizz-i-a-tree)

A Physiatrist is a medical specialist in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – a nerve, muscle and bone expert who treats injuries or illnesses that affect how one moves. Our goal is to restore function and quality of life.

Physiatry is a five year specialty training program after successfully completing medical school. It combines extensive training in Orthopedics, Neurology, and rheumatology.

Common conditions treated by physiatrists include Stroke, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Burn Injury, Cardiac Rehab, Pulmonary Rehab, Cancer Rehab, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Neuromuscular Disease (ALS), Peripheral Nerve Injury, Sport Medicine, and Chronic Pain

Physician Specialists


Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Find the Root Cause of Your Injury

Neuromusculoskeletal medicine evaluates the body as a whole system to better diagnose injury or illnesses affecting your nerves, muscles, bones, spine and brain.

Function is Our Goal

Once the diagnosis is clear, we focus on your function and returning you to activities at home and at work.

Enhance Your Quality of Life

When you move better, you feel better. Neuromusculoskeletal medicine focuses on finding non-surgical solutions to your movement barriers, so you can get back to living your best life.

Ultrasound-Guided Treatment

Relieve Pain Efficiently

Heighten the precision of interventional therapies using ultrasound and get the pain relief you want—efficiently and safely.

Get a Refined Diagnosis

Pinpoint your injury or issue in the muscle, tendon, ligament, joint or nerve with ultrasound that can compare and assess these areas with sub-millimeter precision. A more precise diagnosis leads to more effective treatment.

Avoid Harmful Radiation

Skip the harmful radiation of an x-ray while still getting an accurate picture of your anatomy to achieve the most accurate and safe injection.

Ultrasound Guided Interventions:

Trigger Point Injection: This technique provides mechanical release and irrigation of trapped inflammatory mediators in muscle. Various solutions can be used with various durations of effect.

Diagnostic Blocks: This technique is useful for localizing pain generators that are not easily localized with imaging.  In combination with history and physical examination, a diagnostic block can provide further insight into determining the source of pain.

Cortisone Injections: These injections are helpful for reducing inflammation in or around anatomic structures.  In combination with an active rehabilitation program, this standard treatment can help patients return mobility and function.

Viscosupplementation: Hyaluronic acid is a synthetic synovial fluid that can be injected into the joint with mild to moderate osteoarthritis.  It lubricates joints and reduces friction to allow patients to return to activity and an active rehabilitation program.

Paratenon Stripping: Certain tendons in the body (e.g. Achilles and patella) are painful due to overgrowth of blood vessels and nerves into the tendon. This treatment gently separates these connections between the tendon and fat pad without compromising the integrity of the tendon.

Hydrodissection/Decompression of Peripheral Nerves: Injection of fluid between the nerve and scar tissue at narrowed areas can separate these structures to allow for nerve regeneration.

Regenerative Injection Therapies: These therapies promote the healing cascade in hypovascular structures (e.g. rotator cuff, hamstring, and gluteus tendons).

Dry Needling: This technique creates controlled inflammation and initiates the healing cascade with needle fenestration of the damaged structure.

Prolotherapy: This technique uses hypertonic dextrose, which is irritating to the body, to create an inflammatory process that initiates the healing cascade.

Autologous Blood: The injection of whole blood initiates an inflammatory process & promotes the healing cascade.  There are also white blood cells that work with local cells to remove damaged cells from the area.

Platelet Rich Plasma:  The process of spinning whole blood in a centrifuge allows one to separate platelets and inflammatory mediators (e.g. IL-6 and COX-2) from red blood cells. The concentrated solution is then placed into the damaged structure with ultrasound guidance.  This promotes further healing

Electromyography (EMG) Test


EMG is a sensitive test that accurately assesses nerve and muscle function as well as the connection between them. It can provide you with information about prognosis of nerve recovery.


Assess your muscle and nerve function and find the cause of your symptoms, including tingling, numbness, weakness, and pain.


EMG provides a wealth of information that can help determine further tests and an appropriate course of treatment.

The Orthobiologic Program (T.O.P.)


Fenestration is a purposeful, controlled injury of soft tissue structures that re-initates the body’s healing cascade to strengthen and desensitize injured muscles, tendons, and ligaments.


Prolotherapy (Proliferative Therapy), also know as Non-Surgical Ligament and Tendon Reconstruction and Regenerative Joint Injection, is a recognized orthopedic procedure that stimulates the body’s healing processes to strengthen and repair injured and painful joints and connective tissue.


Whole autogolous blood is an additional treatment to fenestration.  The treatment uses your own blood with physiologic levels of platelets, growth factors, and healing factors in structures of your body with relatively low blood flow.  Whole autogolous blood is useful for  muscle, tendon and ligament injuries.


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)  contain healing growth components from your own blood that increase your body’s natural ability to repair itself.  Platelet injection treatments are effective because they have a stimulating effect on the stem cells within the targeted area, making those stem cells work harder to heal damaged tissues.  Platelet rich plasma is used for muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries.  It can also be useful for mild osteoarthritis in the limbs and spine.

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