Functional Neurological Disorders: Case Studies

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In this lecture, clinical psychologist and neurologist Dr Megan Broughton, registered nurse and nurse navigator Vince Cheah, and senior physiotherapist Alison Fenton discuss the management of patients with functional neurological disorder, using a case study to demonstrate a patient's journey from inpatient management to care in a community setting.


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Alison Fenton View profile
Alison Fenton is the Neurology Clinical Stream Leader at Active Rehabilitation Physiotherapy, in Brisbane. She is currently working both in the private practice seeing Neurology outpatients and in the Mater Hospital Neurology wards. She has had extensive experience across a number of physiotherapy clinical areas working in private practice, hospitals, special schools, aged care facilities and the community. Prior to her role at Active, she was the Day Rehabilitation Coordinator and Physiotherapist at Canossa Hospital in Brisbane’s Western suburbs, and additionally ran a number of exercise classes weekly for people for all levels of ability – wheelchair bound to fully independent. Over the past 5 years working at Active Rehabilitation Physiotherapy , she has specialised in helping people with FND and is now a coauthor on two articles in the area of Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) – one on teaching and the other research on implicit motor imagery. She currently presents both locally and interstate about FND and its management- both individually and as a member of a Multidisciplinary Teaching team.
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Vince Cheah View profile
Vince Cheah is a Nurse Navigator who works within the Metro South Health’s Movement Disorders Team, providing person-centred care for patients with movement disorders. Besides monitoring the patient’s conditions and helping them with advanced care planning and medication management, he also assists patients in accessing NDIS support.
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Megan Broughton View profile
Dr. Megan Broughton is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist, who is is passionate about helping adults and their family members cope with challenges associated with neurological and health conditions, accident and disability.
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First Published13 November 2023
Updated13 November 2023
29 November 2025
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