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RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine

RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine is a top podcast featuring interviews with faculty and staff of RUSK Rehabilitation as well as leaders from other rehabilitation programs around the country. These podcasts are being offered by RUSK, one of the top rehabilitation centers in the world. Your host for these interviews is Dr. Tom Elwood. He will take you behind the scenes to look at what is transpiring in the exciting world of rehabilitation research and clinical services through the eyes of those involved in making dynamic breakthroughs in health care.
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Now displaying: September, 2023
Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Weiss is Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the NYU Long Island School of Medicine. She previously was the Chairman and Director of Residency Training for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Nassau University Medical Center. She also was the Director of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Chair of the Ethics committee. She is Board Certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and in November 2018 was among the first group of professionals to become Healthcare Ethics Consultant-Certified. Dr. Weiss has published numerous articles, book chapters, and authored 10 books. She is active in professional organizations on a national level. Her professional interests include electrodiagnostic medicine, ethics, and women in medicine.

The following items were discussed in Part 2: 

Differences between monopolar and concentric needles; possible role of contaminants leading to diagnostic misinterpretation; training or certification required to become eligible to engage in EMG testing; kinds of clinical personnel who conduct EMG tests; size of the workforce engaged in EMG testing; the role of EMG wearables by patients; future studies of EMG testing; and personal current research involvement.

 

Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Weiss is Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the NYU Long Island School of Medicine. She previously was the Chairman and Director of Residency Training for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Nassau University Medical Center. She also was the Director of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Chair of the Ethics committee. She is Board Certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and in November 2018 was among the first group of professionals to become Healthcare Ethics Consultant-Certified. Dr. Weiss has published numerous articles, book chapters, and authored 10 books. She is active in professional organizations on a national level. Her professional interests include electrodiagnostic medicine, ethics, and women in medicine.

The following items were discussed in Part 1: 

Reason for deciding to practice in PM&R; some indications for electrodiagnostic testing; difference between nerve conduction studies and EMG; most common health problems that govern EMG testing; kinds of musculature tested; how electrodiagnostic testing differs from MRIs and x-rays; if patient age affects EMG tests; diagnostic information furnished by needle insertion and placement of electrodes over the skin surface; and patient characteristics to take into account when inserting needles.

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