This Instructional Course will provide attendees the knowledge and skills to evaluate and manage the rehabilitation of Functional Movement Disorders (FMDs). Until recent years FMDs were underdiagnosed and overlooked for physical rehabilitation programs. However, recent studies indicate the neuroscientific findings of FMDs that implicate neurological disease. Moreover, clinical trials for FMDs have shown that physical rehabilitation (PT, OT) combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can rapidly and substantially overcome the disability. Our presenters will detail the scientific foundation for FMDs, methods to diagnose and triage FMDs in the acute hospital, foundation for developing an outpatient FMD rehabilitation program, and the evidence basis for improving FMDs with CBT combined with PT or OT. This course will be supplemented by video illustrations of techniques for ruling-in FMDs and individual case presentations of FMDs in response to rehabilitation. At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to understand and manage FMDs.
Understand the history of Functional Movement Disorder and its diagnosis
Learn how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help persons with Functional Movement Disorder
Understand techniques for physical therapy for Functional Movement Disorder
Understand the methods and concerns for rehabilitation for Functional Movement Disorder between the outpatient and inpatient settings