The opinion of the multi-disciplinary team regarding the role of rehabilitation in the management of people with functional neurological disorder

Paula Dimarco, Rebecca Twinley

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Abstract

Many patients who are admitted to the acute neurology ward in a North East
England NHS Foundation Trust (NEE NHSFT) display physical symptoms
that are inconsistent with results found on clinical tests, such as MRI. As no
pathological cause can be found to account for their symptoms, these patients
are given a diagnosis of functional neurological disorder (FND). Following
diagnosis, patients frequently remain in hospital, receiving specialist neurorehabilitation, until such time that they have fully regained their lost function or have regained enough function to return home, where rehabilitation is delivered by a non-specialised community team. However, patients with FND can present with a number of neurological symptoms that vary in severity with
widely differing rehabilitation needs that current research suggests can only
be met by specialised multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) (McCormack et al 2013,
Czarnecki et al 2012).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-18
Number of pages7
JournalSyn'apse (Journal and newsletter of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists In Neurology)
VolumeAutumn/Winter
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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