- Types of neurological disorders
- Receive a diagnosis
- Neurological procedures
- Rehabilitation and recovery
Why choose Epworth for your neurological care?
Comprehensive inpatient and outpatient neurosciences services including neurology, neurosurgery and orthopaedic spinal surgery are offered at Epworth Richmond, Epworth Eastern and Epworth Geelong, with outpatient and consultative services at Epworth Camberwell and Epworth Freemasons.
Epworth provides specialist therapies for advanced Parkinson’s disease. Our expert neurologists and neurosurgeons are skilled in techniques for deep brain stimulation, such as radiofrequency, to modulate tremor in Parkinson’s disease and reduce symptoms that are not controlled with medication. These techniques can be very successful in the treatment of advanced Parkinson’s disease.
Our neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuro-psychologists, and other specialists support a range of disorders and medical conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord and spine.
Examples of some of the neurological conditions we treat:
Specialised services include:
Together, we will investigate and determine your neurological disorder or condition.
Some conditions can be diagnosed during an initial consultation, and others may require further testing. Our diagnostics team will provide thorough examinations to determine a diagnosis and recommend treatment options:
- Neurological examinations to test sensory and motor skills, hearing, and speech.
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Brain and medical imaging
- Lumbar puncture and CSF studies
- Nerve Conduction Studies and EMG (Electromyography)
Treatment and management
Depending on your diagnosis, your treatment may include medication, neurosurgery, and rehabilitation to best manage your condition.
Rehabilitation and recovery
Our multidisciplinary specialists work together with you and your family to create personalised recovery goals.
Neurological rehabilitation aims to maximise a person's physical and cognitive independence, while also providing emotional and psychological support for them and their family as they navigate their neurological disorder.
Through rehabilitation, the aim is to:
- Assist your return to a maximum level of physical, emotional, and social functioning.
- Identify lifestyle changes to help to improve your overall wellbeing.
- Provide you with the knowledge to better understand your condition.
Available programme and support
Multidisciplinary inpatient programs for privately insured, Department of Veteran Affairs, WorkCover, TAC patients and self-funded clients with neurological disorders. For a range of neurological diagnoses including stroke, cerebral tumour, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
The Epworth Richmond Stroke Service reflects current best practice for the management of stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA).