Therapeutic Brain Stimulation Offers Outpatient , clinic based rTMS treatment which does not require any inpatient admissions. Please contact 0404 642 454 to get more information about Outpatient TMS services. Your treating doctor can make a referral through the referral form on the website and after receiving the referral the Clinic staff will get in touch with you. Alternatively, your treating doctor can Fax the referral to 03 7049 4045 or email to [email protected]
Usually, rTMS treatment can be offered as an outpatient treatment. rtMS treatment does not require sedation or anesthesia and usually there is no recovery time after a session of treatment.
We can offer Medicare funded rTMS treatment based on Medicare criteria. There is a small Out of Pocket fee for each treatment.
On some occasions, based on clinical presentations, severity of symptoms, and specific relevant circumstances, the recommendation may be to have rTMS as inpatient. If this is the case, the Psychiatrist will discuss this with you.
During the first rTMS session the TMS coil is positioned over the patient's head and several measurements are done- this is called mapping. Mapping is a process to determine the point of stimulation and for determining the resting motor threshold which is required to individualise the treatment.
Once the mapping is completed the patient is able to undergo treatment which can last around 40 to 45 minutes based upon the protocols used. During the treatment patients can hear a series of clicking sounds and often feel a tapping sensation under the treatment coil. Usually there is no or minimal discomfort during the treatment.
You would need your treating Psychiatrist or GP to provide a referral including summary of the clinical condition and treatments received which can be sent on email to [email protected] or faxed to Therapeutic Brain Stimulation 0n 03 7049 4045
Your referral will be triaged and discussed with the available Panel Psychiatrist and accordingly an appointment will be booked. The appointment will be held either Face to Face or through online video platform and a thorough clinical assessment will be conducted.
Upon conclusion the Psychiatrist will provide and opinion to the referrer about suitability of these treatment options as well as any other requested questions by the referrer.
Yes, there is an applicable out of pocket fee which will be discussed when the appointment is being booked by the staff. However, most of the fee would be Medicare debatable.
The Therapeutic Brain stimulation Group conducts Basic TMS Training courses enabling Psychiatrists and Practitioners to gain all the required skills and competencies to deliver TMS to patients safely and ethically as required under the standards formulated by RANZCP. The TMS Training course include sboth theoretical and practical hands-on components and is RANZCP CPD Endorsed. The TMS training courses are offered three times a year
BASIC ECT Training: RANZCP CPD endorsed Basic ECT Training is meant for early career Psychiatrists, advanced Trainees, Senior Registrars who are at the transition of practicing as a Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychiatrists who wish to commence or recommence prescribing, administering ECT in a Public or Private setting. This is designed as a 2-day Training course covering the theoretical and practical aspects including hands-on aspects of training to achieve requisite competencies in patient selection, deciding the modality of treatment and administering treatment safely and ethically. The hands-on training also includes familiarization with the ECT Machine and its use. This course is offered three times a year.
REFRESHER ECT Training: Therapeutic Brain Stimulation group also provides Refresher training in ECT which is meant to provide advanced knowledge in specific topics based on latest research to practitioners already prescribing and administering ECT. To be able to do refresher training, the applicant should have previously completed a basic training course and be already accredited to do ECT. This Refresher Training is also RANZCP CPD endorsed. This is also offered three times a year in a hybrid format (F2F and / or online) depending upon the participants group.