Clinical neurophysiology

Clinical neurophysiologists (CN) are doctors who investigate and diagnose disorders of the nervous system such as neuromuscular disease, nerve entrapments, epilepsy and ophthalmic disease.

This page provides useful information on the nature of the work, the common procedures/interventions, sub-specialties and other roles that may interest you.

Nature of the work

Clinical neurophysiologists are doctors whose role is closely linked to neurology. Clinical neurophysiologists use computer, electrical, magnetic and electronic means of investigating and recording the function of the brain, spinal cord, spinal roots, peripheral nerves and muscle to diagnose disorders of the nervous system.

Clinical neurophysiologists treat conditions such as:

Common procedures/interventions

These include:

More specialist work includes:


Many clinical neurophysiologists develop sub-specialty interests such as:

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Other roles that may interest you

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