Who is participating?

Adults who are given a diagnosis of FMD by neurologists at participating centres will be considered for the trial if:

  1. They are aged 18 or over

  2. All investigations and test have been completed

  3. Motor symptoms cause distress or impairment

This research trial is not suitable for everybody with FMD. The main reasons why somebody may not fit the study criteria are:

  1. Psychological or psychiatric problems that may interfere with their ability to complete the physiotherapy treatments.

  2. Health problems other than FMD that cause most of the persons symptoms or disability.

  3. The person has pain, fatigue or seizures that could interfere with their ability to engage in very active physiotherapy treatment.

  4. The person needs a lot of assistance to move, for example help to use the bathroom.

Can I sign up to the trial?

Unfortunately this is not the type of research that enthusiastic volunteers can just sign up to. This is because the research is embedded into the National Health Service (NHS) and the trial relies on NHS funding. Therefore all participants need to go through the normal NHS processes. This means potential participants must be referred by their GP or another doctor to a neurologist at one of the participating centres.

See FAQs for more information.