Is Diabetes Getting On Your Nerves?

Article by Professor John CorbettMB, BS (HONS), FRCP (UK), FRACP, MA (Oxford), D. Phil (Oxford), MACLM, Professor of Medicine (Griffith) Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases amongst Australian seniors, with the ABS reporting that one in six people over 65 are affected (this rate has doubled in the past two decades). It is […]

Crushing Nerve Pain

Article by Professor John CorbettMB, BS (HONS), FRCP (UK), FRACP, MA (Oxford), D. Phil (Oxford), MACLM, Professor of Medicine (Griffith) All General Practitioners would be familiar with common peripheral-nerve disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve compression at the elbow and superficial or common peroneal compromise of these nerves in their superficial course over […]

Rise (Time) of qEMG

THE RISE (TIME) OF qEMG Dr. Michael A. Leitch, Mr. Mark Wyatt & Professor John L. Corbett Quantitative Electromyography (qEMG) is set to revolutionize the electrophysiology landscape in Australia. Coastal Neurophysiology is proud to announce its procurement of groundbreaking qEMG technology. CNS recently invested in eight new Cadwell NCS/EMG beta software systems which are shared […]

Giving Tradies A Hand

The reality of being a trades-person in Australia today is that you are more likely to suffer a work-related injury than workers in any other industry; with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reporting that more than one third of all workplace injuries involve the trades. Furthermore, from within a culture of “soldiering on”, 84% […]

Elbowing Injury Out Of The Way

Ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE), or “Cubital Tunnel Syndrome”, is the second most prevalent form of peripheral nerve entrapment (after median neuropathy at the wrist) and occurs when the ulnar nerve becomes compromised at the elbow. The ulnar nerve is one of the three main nerves in the arm. It begins underneath the collarbone […]

Is Your Pain “Invisible”?

Peripheral neuropathy (PN) refers technically to any condition arising from nerve damage in the limbs and extremities, but the term is mostly used in relation to generalised nerve damage, rather than disorders which affect only single nerves. PN has varying causes and symptoms including numbness, pain, burning and tingling. In some patients, it causes very […]

Our Covid-19 Practices

Nerve conduction studies and electromyography are used to test for a wide range of conditions that can damage the nerves in the limbs and extremities, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, diabetes, cancer, some medications, spinal pain, sprains and fractures. During these uncertain times, you may be considering delaying necessary testing and subsequent treatment for […]