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What to Expect

What to Expect

What to Expect

  • An initial consultation will be scheduled to discuss what is troubling you and whether TMS is an appropriate treatment. At that time, you and Dr. Innes will review your symptoms, treatment history, and possible treatment options.
  •  If TMS is the right treatment for you, treatment sessions can be scheduled to begin as soon as possible. At the first treatment appointment we will determine the optimal placement and strength of the magnetic field. This appt will last between 1 – 2 hours. Each subsequent treatment will last typically 18-37 minutes during which you will be awake and alert.
  • In-office treatment with TMS Therapy typically takes 18-37 minutes and is administered 5 days a week for approximately 4-6 weeks* (this can vary depending on your response).
  • As you progress through your treatment, we will regularly assess with you your status and determine with you the eventual number of treatments.
  • TMS is non-invasive, meaning it does not involve surgery, and has no systemic effects.

Before Treatment

  • You’ll recline comfortably in the treatment chair
  • A small, curved magnetic coil will be positioned lightly on your head

During treatment

  • TMS is an outpatient, non-invasive treatment that does not require any sedation or general anesthesia so you will be fully awake and alert throughout the therapy session.
  • Once treatment begins, you will hear a clicking sound and feel a tapping sensation on your head
  • The treatment coil delivers focused magnetic stimulation directly to the target areas of the brain
  • We recommend that clients participate in a variety of therapeutic activities during their treatment, including meditation, breathing exercises, CBT exercises, or listening to music. TV is also available, as well as conversation.
  • A TMS technician is with you during each treatment, to assist with your needs.

After Treatment

  •  You can resume normal activities immediately
  • Because there are no recovery time or effects on alertness or memory, you can drive yourself to and from treatment sessions and return to your normal activities.