This Instructional Course will provide attendees the knowledge and skills to evaluate and manage the rehabilitation of Functional Neurological Disorder (FND). Until recent years FND was underdiagnosed and overlooked for physical rehabilitation programs. However, recent studies indicate the neuroscientific findings of FND that implicate neurological disease. Moreover, clinical trials for FND have shown that physical rehabilitation (PT, OT) combined with psychological training can rapidly and substantially overcome the disability. Our presenters will detail the scientific foundation for FND, methods to diagnose and triage FND in the acute hospital, foundation for developing an outpatient FND rehabilitation program, and the evidence basis for improving FND with psychological training combined with PT or OT. This course will be supplemented by video illustrations of techniques for ruling-in FND and individual case presentations in response to rehabilitation. At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to understand and manage FND.
Upon completion, participants will be able to explain the origin of medical understanding for Functional Neurological Disorder (FND)
Upon completion, participants will be able to assess FND
Upon completion, participants will be able to understand the method of psychologic training for FND
Upon completion, participants will be able to understand physical training methods for FND
Upon completion, participants will be able to explain the mechanisms for managing FND in the inpatient, outpatient, and telehealth settings