Cranleigh FND Peer Support group

Cranleigh FND Peer Support group

Dr Mike Dilley, Consultant NeuroPsychiatrist helped launch the first ever meeting of the Cranleigh FND Peer Support group. The meeting was organised jointly by Surrey Hills Rehab and FND Hope UK, a charitable organisation promoting awareness and support for individuals and carers affected by Functional Neurological Disorder 

It was a great success and for many it was the first time they had ever met someone else with FND.  The group comprised a mixture of those diagnosed with FND and professionals who wanted to learn more about this little known condition. 

TRANSVERSE MYELITIS GROUP MEET AT SURREY HILLS REHAB

TRANSVERSE MYELITIS GROUP MEET AT SURREY HILLS REHAB

The 9th June is Transverse Myelitis Awareness day, and this year it was celebrated at Surrey Hills Rehab in Smithbrook Kilns which is run by Kim Wilson, with tea, talk and lots of cake.

TM is a rare disease of the central nervous system involving inflammation of the spinal cord. This results in messages from the brain to the body being blocked, causing sensory and motor impairment. Sufferers can experience numbness, tingling, pain, paralysis, spasticity, weakness, fatigue and problems with bowel, bladder and sexual dysfunction.

Exercise with Parkinson’s: an addition to medication, with no bad side effects.

Exercise with Parkinson’s: an addition to medication, with no bad side effects.

There is a growing body of evidence that appropriate exercise can slow the rate of progression of Parkinson’s – and who wouldn’t want to do that? Exercise is like a new medicine but without the negative side effects of a drug. The only side effects are possible stiffness at first in areas not normally stiff, then a feeling of satisfaction and achievement. Not bad!