Self-proclaimed expert, Andy Lewis, posted an attack on Chiropractors claiming the MyoVision was just another example of the "uneducated making false, unsupported claims." His distinct purpose was to attack the Chiropractic profession. Marcarian ensured his ineffectiveness.
I was asked by a doctor to respond to this Quackometer blog post, which states "It would appear that the device appeals to chiropractors as it gives a scientific veneer to an unvalidated diagnostic... The MyoVision device would not be the only type of questionable diagnostic procedure undertaken by chiropractors." I am still surprised at how few know about my victory against the State of Florida and all the insurers in the US. The win in this case put an end to the question "Is MyoVision valid?" In Merritt vs. DOH, it was myself and a very committed DC, Dr. Richard Merritt against the State of Florida (300 insurers and a slew of expert witnesses including an M.D.. Ph.D). After testimony from all expert witnesses, the Judge concluded that the tool was, in fact, valid as used by Chiropractors. Yet, blog sites like this continue to spread misinformation.
I have to give Mr. Lewis credit though; He did allow me to post my response to his unscientific claims. The basis of his claims, like all so-called experts, is they believe needle EMG is the only EMG (and the gold standard). Just do a quick PUBMED search and you'll see there are over 4 times more research studies published on the use of Surface EMG vs. Needle EMG, yet, like all pseudo-scientists, they prefer to spew their dogma vs. actually spending the 30 seconds it takes to do the PUBMED search.
Want to learn the truth? In the comments section of the "Myovision scans and chiropractic" blog post, I referenced 70 research papers that he claimed did not exist. If you would like a list of these papers, please email me: David@myovision.com. Read below for my response:
" It is important be educated when reviewing any device for its validity and credibility. I would gladly help you understand better the utilization and technology required for Surface EMG measurements. You state that “Surface EMG” usually uses “needles” which is patently false. If you do a literature review using the term “Surface EMG” via PUBMED you will find 7,560 references. Are all these published researchers using the term incorrectly and all the scientific journals published the word “Surface” when they meant “needle?” Obviously not.
Designer of the MyoVision and experienced expert witness.