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Florida Physical Therapy Electormyography 

When a PT can perform electromyography

Before a physical therapist may perform electromyography as an aid to the diagnosis of any human condition, he must be trained and competent in:

    • Inserting and adjusting electrodes.
    • Reading and identifying normal and abnormal signals on the grid.
    • Interpreting the audible signals.

Education and supervised practice requirements

A physical therapist must receive no less than the following formal education within an accredited post-secondary educational institution:

    • Human dissection.
    • Human physiology.
    • Neurology.
    • Neuro-anatomy and neuro-physiology offered at a graduate level.
    • Pathological conditions.

In addition to having completed the formal study requirements, the physical therapist must have completed 200 hours of testing human subjects under the direct supervision of a licensed physician or licensed physical therapist who has previously met these qualifications and should be able to present evidence of having performed 100 tests on neurologically involved patients, with findings corroborated by a licensed physician or licensed physical therapist who has previously met these qualifications.

Reference

Fla. Admin. Code ยง 64B17-6.003

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