Neurotherapy including QEEG and Neurofeedback
Providing brain mapping, neurotherapy and neurofeedback for brain injury, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and cognitive optimization
About the Treatment
What is Neurotherapy?
Neurotherapy has been used as a treatment modality to help patients understand and overcome symptoms associated with “other than normal” brain wave activity and patterns. In the late 1960’s and 70’s it was learned that it is possible to recondition and retrain brainwave patterns using EEG and bio and neurofeedback.
Brainwaves occur at different frequencies. Some are fast and some are slow. The most commonly known brainwave bands are delta, theta, alpha, beta and gamma. They are measured in cycles per second or hertz (Hz). Using QEEG, a trained neurotherapist is able to collect data through use of a cap that contains nodes that track the brain waves and patterns. This raw data is then compared to a normative database (which means a database of data from people in the same age group that have “normal” brainwave patterns). That comparison results in a very personalized, detailed report that explains just what is occurring in the patient’s brain, along with a customized, scientifically-developed, neurotherapy protocol to help retrain the brain and alleviate associated symptoms.
Neurotherapy must be conducted by a qualified, trained professional well-versed in proper use of all equipment, proper intepretation of raw data, and a licensed in conducting therapy.
More about QEEG.
Quantitative EEG is an electrical measurement, quantification and analysis of brainwaves. This brain mapping involves placing a cap with electrodes on the head. Your provider will use gel on your head to ensure the connection to the nodes is adequate. You may take a shower at our facility afterward, should you wish, but most people just put their hair up afterward or throw on a hat! These electrodes pick up microvolts of electrical potentials generated by the brain, which show up like squiggly lines on a chart.
This raw data that is collected is then run through software and interpreted by our neurotherapist, as mentioned above. The customized, personalized report is developed and reviewed with you by the neurotherapist.
From there a strategy and plan for training is developed.
For patients who are going through hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), we will conduct a post therapy QEEG to demonstrate the actual changes in brain activity because of HBOT.
How does neurofeedback work?
Neurofeedback is commonly called ‘brain training”. It consists of wearing a cap on your head with electrodes that pick up the electrical activity in your brain. Based on your QEEG, the full report and the subsequent recommended training protocol by our qualified providers, you receive neurofeedback in sessions that typically last between 10-20 minutes. During the process, you’ll be watching a screen and listening to different sounds/ tones. You will be receiving queues from your neurotherapist, who will be sitting with you, closely monitoring your activity on the screen.
Neurofeedback is painless, safe and effective. Patients sometimes report being a little tired after a session; afterall, neurofeedback is like a work-out for your brain!
A Simple Process
Both QEEG and Neurofeedback are very safe and effective. We treat children and the elderly and everyone in between! You do not need a prescription for neurotherapy.
Hampton Roads Hyperbaric works with many benevolent organizations to help military, veterans and their families obtain neurotherapy. Give us a call to learn more: 757-452-3934.
What to Expect?
The Process: QEEG
When you come in for brain mapping (QEEG) the initial meeting and actual data collection (ie: you sitting with a cap on your head for about 30 -45 min or so) will take from 1.5-2 hours, as you will also complete a comprehensive, computer-based neurocognitive assessment.
Once the data is collected, the provider will create a QEEG report. This report is not only computer generated based on scientific data and proprietary software, but also interpreted specifically for your situation by your provider. It is a custom report. You will receive that several days to a week after your initial appointment.
You will come back or call in to receive the report, the review of your results and the treatment recommendation plan (your neurotherapy). The protocol is based on your actual and unique data. It will guide your neurotherapy, brain training and optimization.
When you schedule neurofeedback, your brain training, you can expect to be here for 45-60 minutes 2-3 times a week for 20 sessions at a time, typically.
Once you have completed your training protocol, you will have another session with your neurotherapist and a post-therapy QEEG. From there you will receive your final report and recommendations for future self-care.
How do I schedule?
Give us a call at 757-452-3934 to ask about and/ or schedule your QEEG/ Brain Map today.
What does it cost?
Your evaluation, assessment, QEEG’s and reports will range between $950-1150. Neurotherapy ranges from 85-125 per session.
We gladly accept Care Credit, payment plans and will gladly provide you with a superbill that you may submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement.
Call us today to schedule your appointment. 757-452-3934.
When you want to optimize your performance or improve cognition or attention, or decrease depression or anxiety or myriad other limiting factors, QEEG and Neurofeedback can help.
We treat patients who have experienced traumatic brain injury, accidents, childhood trauma and cognitive impairment of different kinds. Patients find improvement in depression, anxiety, cognitive processing speed, memory, focus and attention, to name a few of the most common symptoms.