Volume 21, Issue 2
Writing for ACNR
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BSc(Med), MBBS(Hons 1), FRACP
Dr Emma Blackwood is a consultant neurologist and neurophysiologist practising in Orange. She grew up in Bathurst and studied medicine at the University of New South Wales, graduating with first class honours in 2003. She subsequently undertook basic physician training at Concord hospital and then trained in neurology at Concord, Royal Prince Alfred and Prince of Wales Hospitals. She attained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2010. She worked for two years as a Staff Specialist Neurologist at Liverpool and Concord Hospitals before moving to Orange in 2013. Dr Blackwood undertook a neuromuscular fellowship at Concord Hospital, receiving training in neurophysiology, neuroimmunology and neuromuscular medicine. She is qualified in neurophysiology including performing and reporting nerve conduction studies, electromyography (EMG), electroencephalography (EEG) and evoked potential studies. In addition she has expertise in the injection of botulinum toxin for the treatment of neurological conditions including hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, cervical dystonia, post-stroke spasticity, migraine and axillary hyperhidrosis.