March 20: EMG: What it is, How it works, Why we use it, and What it means
March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MDT
Join Dr. Geoff Frost, MD, Alberta Neurologic Centre, on March 20, 2024, from 1 PM to 2 PM MT as he discusses Electromyography (EMG). A critical tool in the modern physician’s tool belt, EMG tests/studies are used to diagnose problems with nerves in the arms and legs. Dr. Frost will review what an EMG test is, how it works, when it gets used, and what the results mean. He will explain the anatomy of the nerves in our arms and legs, and conclude by using the example of Charcot-Marie Tooth Disease (a nerve problem) to illustrate how EMGs help physician figure out nerve problems. Questions are welcome!
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About Dr. Geoff Frost, MD, FRCPC-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, CSCN (EMG)
Geoff completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees in engineering at the University of Toronto. After spending time working as an engineer, he eventually found his way into an operating room at the Toronto General Hospital, and the rest, as they say, is history. Since his time in Toronto, he has spent his work life bouncing between biomedical engineering startup companies and his medical career. He completed his medical degree at McMaster University and then his residency in physiatry at the University of British Columbia. He was drawn to physiatry as it seemed like a perfect match of his interests in both engineering and medicine.
Geoff continues to live a double life as both a physician and engineer. As a physician, he focuses on the intricacies of nerve and muscle problems. As an engineer, his latest project is all about helping children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy enjoy physical play.
When not at work, Geoff loves a good board game, playing hockey, going for hikes, and skiing in the mountains.
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