Electromyography (EMG)



Dr. Amy Belville received her medial degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. She completed her internship at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Kansas Medical Center for two years prior to coming to the St. Joseph community. She is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with added qualification in neuromuscular medicine. She is also certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. She currently provides electrodiagnostic services.

Dr. Belville holds memberships with the following professional associations:

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

American Medical Association

Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic procedure to assess the health of muscles and the nerve cells that control them (motor neurons).

Motor neurons transmit electrical signals that cause muscles to contract. An EMG translates these signals into graphs, sounds or numerical values that a specialist interprets.

A nerve conduction study, another part of an EMG, measures the speed and strength of signals traveling between two or more points.

EMG results can reveal nerve dysfunction, muscle dysfunction or problems with nerve-to-muscle signal transmission.

Appointments are available Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Reports are available the same day.