Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is diagnosed by a neurologist. People with FND experience neurological symptoms such as walking difficulty, limb weakness, numbness, shaking or blackouts. There is no damage or structural disease to the nervous system but rather a problem with the functioning of the nervous system.

"Patients with functional symptoms very often have fatigue, weakness or pain which is made worse by exercise.
To overcome this you will need to think about gradually increasing the amount of activity you do."

To get more information about FND, go to the neurosymptoms website.

Neurological physiotherapy, working together with other health professionals such as neurology, psychology and occupational therapy can assist with FND when there are physical symptoms. Physiotherapy can help you work to understand your condition and provide individualised graded exercise to help improve everyday activities.

Jacey Kraut, Physiotherapist