A path to FND Recovery

Even with access to the best multi-disciplinary treatment approach, Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) recovery may prove difficult for some. People with ongoing symptoms need to be provided with ongoing support to manage symptoms and disability in daily living. This includes physical therapies to reduce functional decline, occupational therapy for equipment prescription and psychological therapies to manage the distress associated with disability.

What other therapies may help with FND recovery?

While not yet evidence based, people with FND have reported positive benefits and symptom relief through other modalities such as:

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Massage
  • Osteo-therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Naturopathy
  • Functional medicine and,
  • Nutrition

Assistance dogs are also used by some to help manage FND symptoms.

What activities can support recovery from FND?

Distraction and engagement in positive activities is important for emotional well-being and nervous system regulation. Many people with FND enjoy engaging in productive creative activities that demonstrate their artist talents. Other people find art therapy to be a powerful way to communicate experiences, thoughts and feelings. For others, connection with nature or animals helps to support wellbeing. In order to maintain wellness and social connectedness it is important to keep engaging in normal positive day to day activities.

Any activity that is perceived as positive, calming and enjoyable, and/or that helps to reduce stress levels can be helpful for people with FND. People will find what works for them whether it is:

  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation
  • Gentle yoga
  • Relaxation
  • Calming music or,
  • Connection with nature, people or animals.

Recovery is an individual process and what works for one person may not work for another, so it is important to find what is right for the individual.

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