Video Library

Videos of Periodic Paralysis Attacks and Diagnostic Tests

This section contains videos of attacks of various subtypes of periodic paralysis and/or diagnostic procedures specific to periodic paralysis. We are in the process of gathering footage of attacks. This is an on-going project and is a bit slow-going, so we apologize for the dearth of footage at this time (December 27, 2009).

Table Of Contents

McMannis EMG Protocol (as performed by the group of Dr. Bertrand Fontaine)

Attack of Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis
Attack of Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis


Below a digest of video’s concerning different topics. Look also at our Youtube Channel for more videos


PPA- Who We Are, How To Help

Paralysis Attack ‎‎(Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis)

HyperPP Attack

Mild HypoKPP Attack

Mild HypoKPP Attack ‎(Hand)‎


Fournier EMG Protocol

The Diagnostic Journey of Linda Feld

Part I

Part II


Footage from PPA Conference 2013 in Orlando, Florida

Welcome & Introduction

State of PPA

Dr. Levitt: Differential Diagnosis


Dr. Grace Charles: Integrative Medicine, Yoga, and Alternative Therapies

Dr. Weber: Anesthesia New Drugs and Research

Dr. Segel: Genetic Testing

Dr. Cavel Greant: HypoPP Survey

Dr. Cleland: PPA Cases

Dr. Segel: Genetic Testing

Ukrainian Guests: Comments about PP

Charity Auction

Webinar Q&A


The Balancing Act

Primary Periodic Paralysis (PPP) is a rare condition that causes attacks that affect your muscles, resulting in extreme muscle weakness or temporary paralysis, most often with an inability to stand independently, or even sit up. Primary periodic paralysis is not just one condition, but a group of inherited neuromuscular disorders. Although this condition is very rare, it affects about 5,000 to 6,000 individuals in the US or ~3 in every 200,000 people.

Footage from PPA Conference 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona

Lecture dr F. Weber :: Scottsdale Conference 2017

Lecture dr S. Cannon :: Scottsdale Conference 2017

Lecture dr T. Bell :: Scottsdale Conference 2017

Lecture dr S. Shifman :: Scottsdale Conference 2017

Lecture dr L. Ptacek :: Scottsdale Conference 2017

Lecture dr T. Malan :: Scottsdale Conference 2017