Efficient and reliable diagnostic testing


Welcome to Hands on Diagnostics of Alaska. We offer the very best in diagnostic testing to Alaska. We conduct EMG/NCS testing to examine the integrity of the nerves and muscles of the body using the latest technology and perform US Ultrasound imaging to look at the joints.

Do you suffer from any of the following?

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    Back Pain Radiating To The Legs

    Back Pain Radiating To The Legs

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    Neck Pain Radiating To The Arms

    Neck Pain Radiating To The Arms

  • Numbness, Tingling In The Hands

    Numbness, Tingling In The Hands

  • Numbness, Tingling In The Feet

    Numbness, Tingling In The Feet

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    Hip, Knee, Foot Pain

    Hip, Knee, Foot Pain

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    Diabetes

    Diabetes

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    Shoulder Pain

    Shoulder Pain

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    Neuropathy

    Neuropathy

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    Elbow & Wrist Pain

    Elbow & Wrist Pain

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    Weakness

    Weakness

With the use of advanced technology, you and and your physician can know the exact source of your pain and provide the best treatment solution.

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Hear what our patients are saying

We finally got to the bottom of what was causing me pain for all these years. I am so glad that I had an EMG performed. I would recommend them to anyone that has been questioning the source of their pain.

Turner P.

Offering the most result-based testing

Musckuloskeletal Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasound imaging is a inexpensive and easy way to “see” inside the body. It uses special sound waves (similar to sonar on a submarine). Ultrasound systems are comprised of a probe (also called the transducer) attached to computer-like device with viewing screen.

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Electromyography / Nerve Conduction Study

EMG stands for Electromyography. An EMG measures electrical activity of muscles at rest and while working. Nerves control the muscles in the body by electrical signals or impulses, and these impulses make the muscles react in specific ways. Nerve and muscle disorders cause the muscle to react in an abnormal way.

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You deserve the best care!

The best care starts with finding out what the real problem is!

John {Bill} Wise, PT, MPT Electrophysiologist

Bill is a Physical Therapist and owner of Hands on Diagnostics of Alaska. Bill specializes in Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Velocity Studies (EMG/NCV) and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Diagnostic Testing.

Bill is in a residency program and has received extensive training and a competency certification by HODS in both Clinical Electrophysiology Testing and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging. Bill and his clinical team produce professional, evidence-based testing and reports that are clear, concise with accurate results and can help the physician to derive proper patient diagnosis leading to effective patient management.

Bill has found that Diagnostic Testing produces a powerful benefit for his patients. With the Diagnostics, he can refine the determination of causes accurately thus producing the best results for the patient.

Insurances we accept

John (Bill) Wise is a preferred provider for Premera, Aetna, Meritain, and Cigna.
We also accept Medicare, Medicaid, and Worker’s Compensation.

Frequently asked questions

  • WHAT IS ELECTROMYOGRAPHY OR EMG?

    The EMG examines the muscle activity in your body. This study consists of inserting a small pin into the muscles and monitoring their activity. These results are monitored on a computer.

  • WHAT DOES THE EMG/NCS TEST DO?

    The EMG/NCS study examines the integrity of the peripheral nerves and muscles of the body. The study does NOT examine the brain or spinal cord. It is important to realize that you can have a nerve or muscle problem and not have any symptoms. This test does NOT measure pain. You may have a normal EMG-NCS study, even though you have severe pain.

  • HOW LONG IS THE STUDY?

    Each EMG/NCS study varies from patient to patient, depending on what results are obtained. As such, the study may take as little as 45 minutes or up to 2 hours.

  • WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE STUDY?

    The study is usually done in two parts: (1) Nerve Conduction Study – NCS, and (2) Electromyography – EMG

  • WHAT IS THE NERVE CONDUCTION STUDY OR NCS?

    The NCS involves examining the nerves in your arms or legs. This consists of placing sticky pads on the surface of the skin, and administering a small electrical impulse vibration to see how well the nerves react and function. These results are monitored on a computer.

  • IS THE EMG OR NCS PAINFUL?

    The test is not painful. You might feel slight skin discomfort but not any major pain.

  • CAN I WEAR LOTION ON MY ARMS AND/OR LEGS ON THE DAY OF THE STUDY?

    Please DO NOT use any lotion or cream on the day of the test. Such lotions or creams will make it difficult to perform the study.

  • WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE I ENTER THE EXAM ROOM?

    If you have accidentally used any type of lotion or cream on your hands or feet, PLEASE wash BOTH your hands and feet with soap and water in the office restroom, BEFORE entering the exam room.

  • WHAT TYPE OF CLOTHING SHOULD I WEAR?

    If possible, wear shorts and T-shirt
    Please remove any watches or rings you might be wearing on BOTH your hands/fingers.

  • DO I HAVE TO TELL THE THERAPIST ABOUT ANY SPECIFIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS?

    Yes, Please notify the therapist prior to the study if: 
    1) you think you may have AIDS or hepatitis, or 
    2) if you are taking any blood thinners, such as Coumadin or Aspirin

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