Medical Dictionary

Ambulatory EEG

An Ambulatory EEG is a prolonged EEG, which is recorded over 24 or 48 hours.

The test makes a recording of your brain’s activity over a number of hours or days. EEG wires are placed on your scalp, like in a routine EEG, then attached to a special recorder.

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Audio Vestibular

Audio Vestibular studies assess the auditory and vestibular sensory organs of the inner ear to gauge hearing and balance. Comprehensive testing and personalised treatment can help dizziness, vertigo and balance concerns.

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Cognitive Assessment

We examine how brain damage and disorders affect the individual presenting with acute and chronic neurological conditions by assessing cognitive function and mental status. Tests are performed by a Clinical Neuropsychologist to determine possible dementia or depression, or if someone is experiencing cognitive impairment which may be the result of a brain injury or stroke.

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EEG

A routine EEG (electroencephalography) is a recording of electrical activity of the brain, usually to diagnose and monitor seizure disorders. EEGs also can also identify causes of other problems, such as sleep disorders and changes in behaviour. They’re sometimes used to evaluate brain activity after a severe head injury.

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EMG & NCS

The term EMG is often used for both Electromyogram (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS). An EMG measures the electrical activity of muscle fibres at rest and during various degrees of muscle contraction. A small and fine needle, which is connected to an EMG machine, is inserted into the muscle and the data collected.

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Home Video Telemetry

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Neurophysiology

Neurophysiology is concerned with the investigation of function in the central and peripheral nervous system. It considers cognitive, emotional and behavioural changes due to brain injury or illness.

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Psychotherapy

Psychological therapy can provide a safe space to explore thoughts and feelings, allowing you to feel supported in a confidential setting. Therapy can help you to gain control and realise your full potential by looking at your life in new and creative ways to support a healthy mind.

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Respiratory / Sleep Study

An Ambulatory Respiratory Somnogram is a mobile test which can be performed at home or in hospital and is used to assess the breathing and cardiac patterns during sleep over one night.It is used to assess common sleep disorders.

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Vestibular Physio

Vestibular rehabilitation is concerned with the treatment of conditions that affect the inner ear and sense of balance as well as dizziness, vertigo and nausea. Vestibular Therapy (VRT) is an exercise-based and hands-on program designed to promote central nervous system compensation for balance system dysfunction and inner ear deficits.

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