A health care specialty focused on the assessment, quantification, and rehabilitation of the human nervous system, utilizing sensory and cognitive based therapies, to promote neuroplasticity, integrity, and functional optimization.
The American College of Functional Neurology® credentials health care professionals who meet the professional and educational criteria, either as a general certificate holder or a fellow, in a number of neurological subspecialties.
A functional neurologist is an individual that actively maintains an unencumbered license to practice a health care discipline, has met the educational and professional credentialing criteria, and has passed the certification/re-certification processes defined by the American College of Functional Neurology®. To find a functional neurologist near you, please search our Doctor Locator.
BECOME A FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGIST
A functional neurologist is trained as a health care provider (typically an MD, DO, DC, ND, or PT), who has elected to continue their education in a neurological specialty or subspecialty. A functional neurologist must complete at least 350 credit-hours of continuing education in a recognized program, in addition to successfully passing at least one board examination.
FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGY PATIENTS
Functional Neurologists take an alternative approach to patient care, by assessing and treating the patient rather than the diagnosis. Patients often have unreached health goals or have not responded to traditional approaches and have conditions such as Brain Injuries, Vestibular Disorders, Developmental Challenges, Movement Disorders, Degenerative Disorders, or Unknown Conditions.
American College of Functional Neurology® Sub-Specialty Certifications