Specialist TMS clinics in Perth

Welcome to Neuralia TMS Perth.

 

Neuralia TMS specialises in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatments for Depression, PTSD, OCD, Chronic Pain (including Fibromyalgia) and more in Perth. 

 

TMS is a non-invasive treatment that is now covered under Medicare for treatment-resistant Depression.

 

TMS is drug-free, safe and long-lasting.

TMS has no withdrawal symptoms or downtime.

TMS is fast and can fit into your daily routine without the need for recovery time or hospital admissions.

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TMS is a revolutionary treatment that precisely targets regions of the brain to produce sustained results.

TMS stimulates neural activity in underactive areas of the brain associated with mental illness. When this is done tens of thousands of times over a course of four to six weeks, lasting change in brain circuity occur.

 

TMS can free patients from a lifetime of drug treatment and side effects. If you are highly sensitive to antidepressants and want to experience drug-free treatments with no recovery time, contact Neuralia to learn more.

 

TMS was first developed in 1985 and became FDA approved for Depression in 2008. In November 2021, TMS was listed under Medicare for treatment resistant Depression.
 

General Psychiatry Services

Dr Shanek Wick is an adult psychiatrist with a special interest in treatment-resistant depression, especially in people who are at the transitional phase of life (approximately 50-70 years old). Dr. Wick also sees a limited number of patients for ADHD management.

To make a referral please visit our General Psychiatry Referrals page here.

Treatment for Depression

TMS is the next option for people who have had a limited response to medication, who have had unacceptable side-effects from medication, or who wish to try drug-free treatment. Find out more about TMS and depression here.

TMS is now under Medicare for treatment-resistant depression in Perth.
Find out more here.

 

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TMS Treatments for PTSD/OCD

TMS is an effective treatment for PTSD and OCD. 

Safe and gentle, TMS can make a huge impact in the recovery pathway of these conditions.

Find out more about TMS and PTSD/OCD here.

 

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TMS for Chronic Pain

TMS targets chronic pain at the brain level to achieve long-term results. This includes neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia. 

 

TMS increases the body's own pain-killer chemicals to improve chronic pain symptoms.

 

TMS is non-addictive and safe. Find out more about TMS and chronic pain here.
 

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Neuralia TMS is committed to working with health practitioners to provide treatment and support. The majority of mental healthcare occurs in the GP setting, with long wait times to access further services when traditional treatments fail. TMS provides another option. 

 

Neuralia TMS uses the latest technology and protocols to individualise a mental health treatment  for your patient. Unlike medications, TMS treatments are well tolerated and have a sustained effect.

 

If you would like your patient to be seen for a bulk-billed initial assessment, please click on our TMS Referral page.

 

If you prefer Healthlink, our ID is Neuralia

 

To find out more about TMS, please call us on 6230 3996. ​

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TMS therapy has been listed on Medicare for treatment-resistant Depression. Patients who do not meet the Medicare criteria for Depression can still receive treatment but will not receive a Medicare rebate.

 

TMS is currently covered under both DVA and WorkCover. At this stage, it is not covered under Private Health Insurance. We anticipate this will change in the future. 

  • TMS Reviews with the psychiatrist at Neuralia TMS Palmyra are bulk-billed (no out-of-pocket expenses).*

  • TMS Treatment sessions are $180 each.

    • This will be a $44 max. out-of-pocket costs for Medicare-eligible patients^

*Billing for psychiatrist reviews at our partner clinics are determined by the clinic and may be subject to out-of-pocket costs.

^Out-of-pocket costs:

Out-of-pocket costs for TMS sessions change when you reach your Extended Medicare Safety Net threshold. After this, Medicare will assist you with the out-of-pocket costs for sessions in addition to the standard rebate.

You can check your Extended Medicare Safety Net threshold by logging onto your Medicare account through myGov. 

 

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TMS is not painful or invasive. 

TMS is felt as a rapid tapping sensation over the scalp. This sensation lasts for 4 seconds, after which there is a 11 second gap. This cycle continue for a total of 20 minutes. During this time you are free to watch your favourite Netflix show, listen to music, sit quietly or chat with our TMS nurse. 

If the tapping sensation feels too strong, we simply reduce the intensity. The sensation tends to be variable and depends on an individual's scalp sensitivity and stimulus dose. Our TMS nurses will be available at all times to ensure that your treatment is as comfortable as possible. 

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TMS Referral

Your GP, psychiatrist, or other allied health professional will refer you to use for TMS therapy. A team member will contact you to book your first appointment 

Initial Review and TMS Prescription

Our TMS Psychiatrist will have an in-depth review with you to ensure you are safe to proceed, obtain informed consent and prescribe the appropriate TMS therapy protocol.

Mapping and Resting Motor Threshold

Our TMS Psychiatrist and TMS Technician will perform mapping and determine the RMT prior to the first treatment session. This is all based on the intensity required to cause a small contraction of their index finger by stimulating their premotor cortex. This can be done in advance or on the same day as the first treatment session.

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Acute Phase Treatment

You will receive TMS up to 5 times per week for 20-30 sessions, delivered by our TMS Technicians. During this time, we will regularly check to see if you’re responding well to treatment.

Ongoing Treatment Phase

Our TMS Psychiatrist will review you and assess the need for further TMS sessions (up to 35 total if under Medicare). Upon discharge, Our TMS Psychiatrist will write a detailed treatment summary. If required, you may have maintenance therapy at a reduced frequency. 

Frequently Asked Questions about TMS

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How do I begin Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) ?

While any health professional can make a referral, only referral from GPs or Psychiatrists are currently eligible for Medicare rebates .  For an online referral form please see our Neuralia TMS referral page.

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