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Physiotherapy for Functional neurological deficit

Physiotherapy for Functional neurological deficit

Treatment for functional neurological deficit will aim to restore normal movement patterns to allow you to become more independent and overcome your functional problems. Your physiotherapist will devise an individual treatment programme based on the outcome your assessment designed to help you reach your potential. Treatment may include:

  • Exercises to improve muscle strength
  • Facilitation of normal movement patterns
  • Exercises to improve functional ability in day to day tasks such as transfers
  • Gait re-education to improve the quality of your mobility
  • Provision of walking aids or orthotics to improve your independence and safety
  • Exercises to improve balance and coordination
  • Home assessment if necessary to identify suitable equipment to make your life easier at home and improve your safety
  • Referral to Occupational Therapy or Speech Therapy for assessment if necessary
  • Liaison with family or carers to advise on the best ways for them to assist you with day to day activities e.g. helping you in and out of bed
  • Hydrotherapy treatment if appropriate to work on improving your strength, balance, range of movement and mobility

Many people with functional neurological deficit can make significant improvements with physiotherapy treatment. The benefits of physiotherapy treatment include:

  • Improved mobility
  • Improved strength
  • Reduced stiffness
  • Improved independence
  • Improved confidence
  • Improved balance and coordination
  • Improved sense of wellbeing
  • Reduced anxiety

To have a free telephone consultation with a member of our team please call 0161 883 0066.

Functional neurological deficit

To book an assessment or for more information please email office@manchesterneurophysio.co.uk call 0161 883 0066 .



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