Status
Definition added 1/1/2020
Code
2251E1300X
Type
Level III Area of Specialization
Electrophysiology, Clinical
A licensed physical therapist, including but not limited to an individual who is a Board Certified Specialist in Clinical Electrophysiologic Physical Therapy, who has demonstrated specialized knowledge and skill in electrophysiologic examinations and evaluations and encompasses both the professional and technical components of the observation, recording, analysis, and interpretation of bioelectric muscle and nerve potentials, detected by means of surface or needle electrodes, for the purpose of evaluating the integrity of the neuromuscular system. Electrophysiologic evaluations include, but are not limited to, electrodiagnostic testing, which includes clinical needle electromyography, motor and sensory nerve conduction studies, and other evoked potential procedures. Source: American Physical Therapy Association [1/1/2020: definition added]

Additional Resources: https://www.apta.org/uploadedFiles/APTAorg/About_Us/Policies/Practice/ElectrophysiologicExaminationEvaluation.pdf;http://www.abpts.org/Certification/ClinicalElectrophysiology/