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Physiotherapy for Conversion disorder

Physiotherapy for Conversion disorder

Physiotherapy treatment is essential in management of conversion disorder despite the lack of an identifiable organic cause for the physical symptoms. People with conversion disorder are not in control of their symptoms consciously and it is not uncommon for patients to develop secondary problems such as weakness and muscle contractures as a result of their inactivity if left untreated. Our specialist physiotherapists will provide assessment and treatment of your condition which may include:

  • Exercises to promote increased strength
  • Exercises to reduce muscle and joint stiffness
  • Functional task practice to increase independence
  • Mobility practice and gait re-education to improve function
  • Posture re-education
  • Relaxation and breathing exercises to reduce anxiety
  • Liaison with family and carers on ways to best assist you in activities of daily living

Our specialist neurological physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment of your problems and devise an individual treatment programme in collaboration with you and your family. Goals will be set for treatment and reviewed regularly to chart your progress.

Benefits of physiotherapy include:

  • Improved strength
  • Reduced stiffness
  • Increased independence
  • Increased confidence
  • Improved mobility
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Improved posture
Conversion disorder

To book an assessment or for more information please email call 0161 883 0066 .