Consultation times will vary depending on the complexity of your case, but an initial consultation in general will take approximately 40 minutes. The doctor will go through your medical history in detail, examine you thoroughly and go through tests already performed before coming to an initial possible diagnosis, or list of possible diagnoses. They will then discuss this list with you and describe a plan to move forward including any further testing required.
Medical History may include information about:
A thorough examination may include:
Nerve Conduction Study / EMG
Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography (abbreviated as NCS/EMG), performed by two of our Neurologists, are useful to assess the function of a patient’s nerves and muscles. They are considered an ‘extension of the clinical examination’, and can be very helpful in localising exactly where a problem is within the nervous system. The neurologist uses small electrodes on the skin and small electrical impulses to assess nerve function and may proceed to place fine needles into the muscle to look further into nerve and muscle function if required.