American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis'™ Original Founders Acknowledged for Long History of Contributions

Hands-On Companies announces the acquisition of AACE™ and honors the legacy of the original founders for their contributions in the healthcare professions and benefits to patients through electrodiagnostic studies.

ASTORIA, N.Y. - August 29, 2020 - (

​Electrodiagnostic studies have been considered a gold standard for the diagnosis of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions within the medical and physical therapy communities. Studies have demonstrated a 60-62% change in patient management as a result of electrodiagnostic testing results. Training for the performance of such studies is rather extensive and can include residency and fellowship programs.

The American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis™ (AACE), offering quality state-of-the-art Electrodiagnostic education to healthcare professionals, has been acquired by the Hands-On Companies, a NY-based consortium of healthcare firms that expand from the areas of Physical Therapy to education, business training, and skill development. The announcement coincides with the launch of robust, new programs for all health professionals interested in Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies.

Fostering clinical and professional excellence since the early 1990s and founded by former co-owners Roger Nelson, PT, PhD, FAPTA and Robert Kellogg, PT, PhD, PTS, the AACE™ offers clinical electrophysiology (Electromyography, Nerve Conduction, and Evoked Potential Studies), as well as a life-long pursuit of continued technical and professional development. Evidence-based and always grounded in the application of a patient-centric approach, AACE™ instills an ethical and highly practical education.

“The use of an evidence-based approach to patient care ensures that the practitioner who takes this course is performing as a true reflective practitioner,” noted Nelson. “The faculty has significant clinical EMG experience which, at the time, collectively amounts to over 234 years.”

Thomas Zaucha PT, the most recent past owner of AACE™, learned the art and science of clinical Electrodiagnosis in the 1970s and said it transformed his life over 40 years ago. “The knowledge and performance of clinical electromyography has provided me with the expertise in caring for patients with neuromuscular problems for 12 years,” said Zaucha.

Nelson and Zaucha both acknowledged the prolific clinical team advancing AACE™ since its inception including Dr. Greg Ernst, Dr. John Lugo and Dr. Mike Lescallette.

“Bringing AACE™ into the Hands-On Companies family is a win-win for patients and providers alike,” noted Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos, co-founder of Hands-On Companies. “Our mission is to foster a new age of competence in this state-of-the-art technology for the overall benefit of patients in need.”

AACE™ offers its courses to Physicians, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Podiatrists and electrodiagnostic technicians. CEUs are been offered in various states and International affiliations are also available. A new re-accreditation residency program in clinical Electrodiagnosis, has been approved by the American Physical Therapy Association.

The AACE™ board of directors is looking forward to continuing and further expanding the legacy of the past ownership and continuing to offer programs that support a patient-centered approach to quality care and the ethical practice of these specialty areas.

For information about AACE™ programs, visit

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