Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) has historically been classified as a psychological disorder, however the current consensus is to classify it as a neurological disorder as well. FND can present similar to different neurological or vestibular issues (e.g. stroke, dystonia, dizziness or movement disorder) however, the symptoms can fluctuate and demonstrate particular features that characterise this disorder.
Sometimes people with FND can feel quite hopeless about potential to improve, especially if the condition is poorly understood by others around you. Improvement can be achieved through the right therapy, support and education.
Neurological physiotherapists are physiotherapists with additional training and expertise in treating problems related to the brain, spine and nerves, as well as an understanding of how the body can respond physically to psychological stimuli (as seen in FND).
Evidence suggests that neurological physiotherapy should be included in the multi-disciplinary approach to treating FND. A tailored neurological rehabilitation program designed by neurological physiotherapists can assist you in retraining normal movement and increasing your ability to perform tasks independently again. We can provide strategies and therapies to help you achieve your goals.