The electrophysiologic explorations service allow the study of the central and peripheral nervous system, muscles and neuromuscular junction (contact between neurones and muscles). The examinations performed in this service require no particular preparation and last approximately half-an-hour, sometimes up to an hour for a complete exploration.

The evaluation is based on different techniques:
The electromyography uses electrodes placed on the body, sometimes made of small needles inserted into the muscle to be monitored. This examination allows the detection of spontaneous, resting or under physical effort activities of the muscle. The record thus obtained is called the electromyogram.
The stimulo-detection activities allow the measurement of how fast the nervous sensitive or motor fibers conduct information and to detect and localize, within the central or peripheral nervous system, the suspected lesion. The sensitive or motor potentials mentioned above are stimulo-detection techniques delivering an overview of the levels of dysfunctions affection the central and/or peripheral nervous system.

Indications for neurophysiological explorations : these examinations are prescribed when the therapist suspect a neuro-muscular affection especially with paralyzed patients but also patients with sensitivity disorders. The examinations bring insights for the diagnostics in varied domains like neurology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, rheumatology, intensive care, urology and physical and rehabilitation medicine;

The primary objective of this exploration unit is to optimize our treatments suggestions and the functional revalidation of the neuro-muscular affection through the deciphering of a precise diagnostic.