Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is a common cause of neurological symptoms, occurring as a malfunction in the system that allows us voluntary access to movement and cognitive control and to the normal perception of our body. This can result in significant disability, with a wide range of symptoms including weakness, unsteadiness, tremor, seizure-like episodes, loss of sensation, pain, fatigue and cognitive ‘fog’.
Many people with FND have other chronic health problems or have experienced the triggering of FND through acute health events such as injuries or accidents. A proportion of people also have mental health problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder. This complex range of difficulties makes it very difficult for people with FND to find expertise in diagnosis and rehabilitation. Many are told that there is nothing wrong or that problems are “all in the mind”. Many also have the experience of being referred to physical or psychological therapy services, only to be told that no one knows how to help.
Our team is different. We have extensive, internationally recognised expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of people with FND, providing integrated and holistic rehabilitation to help improve all of your symptoms.