Functional Neurology

Functional Neurology has foundations in the neuroplasticity theory and the idea that the brain and nervous system can change in response to exposure to stimuli.


What will happen during a Functional Neurology appointment?  During the exam, Dr. Emrys  will observe all aspects of the patient. This includes eye movement, posture, the presence or absence of tics, and more, are all indications of how the nervous system is functioning. In addition to the above, blood pressure, pulse, and reflexes may also be assessed.

Functional neurology can assist a patient with treating a wide variety of conditions including but not limited to; 

  • Neurodegenerative disorders: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple system atrophy, dementia.
  • Demyelinating conditions: Multiple Sclerosis, transverse myelitis, leukodystrophies.
  • Trauma and brain injuries: Concussion, whiplash.
  • Vestibular conditions: motion sickness, dizziness/disequilibrium, labyrinthitis, vertigo, Menieres disease
  • Movement disorders: tics, restless leg syndrome, myoclonus, dystonia.
  • Neuro-developmental conditions: Autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, Aspergee’s, Tourettes, dyslexia, processing disorders, global developmental delay.
  • Nerve disorders: Carpal tunnel syndrome, trigeminal neuralgia, Bell’s palsy, polyneuropathy
  • Cerebro-vascular disorders: Stroke, TIA.
  • Chronic musculoskeletal pain: arm, leg, back, hip, knee, feet pain.
  • Headaches and pain syndromes: Cluster headache, complex regional pain syndrome, migraines, fibromyalgia,

Functional neurological disorders a group of physical, sensory and cognitive symptoms which do not have an identifiable organic etiology

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