Advancing Neuromuscular, Musculoskeletal, & Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to commonly asked questions. If you would like additional information regarding the AANEM's position on these statements, please contact us at

What is the AANEM's position on the type of provider qualified to perform electromyography (EMG)?

Are Physical Therapists allowed to perform electromyography (EMG)?

What is the difference between a national and local coverage decision?

What is the SGR and why is it considered flawed?

I have a patient with a deep brain stimulator.

I have a patient with a pacemaker.

I have a pregnant patient.

My patient has a prosthetic limb.

What are the electromyography (EMG) risks to patient in critical care?

What are the risks associated with performing an electromyography (EMG) on a patient taking blood thinners?