Z 2/26/20 Diagnosis and Treatment of Functional Movement Disorders (FMD)

$ 40.00

February 26, 2020
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm CST

The registration for this webinar will close at 12:00 pm (cst) on February 26, 2020.

Description: Functional movement disorders (FMD) are common, yet patients often experience delays in diagnosis and poor access to treatment.  Multidisciplinary treatment programs, integrating physical, occupational and speech therapy with a cognitive behavioral therapy based approach have shown promise in recent years.  This course will review current diagnostic criteria for FMD, communication with patients and multidisciplinary treatment strategies.  The activity is designed to provide practical tools, helping patients achieve optimal quality of life. 

Instructor:  Kathrin LaFaver, MD, FAAN, Associate Professor of Neurology
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Audience:  Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize current diagnostic criteria for functional movement disorders
  • Apply motor retraining strategies for treatment of functional movement disorders
  • Identify principles of cognitive behavioral therapy for treatment of functional movement disorders

Continuing Education Credits

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Occupational Therapy
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.15 CEUs or 1.5 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1: Domain of OT – Performance Skills; Category 2: OT Process - Intervention 

Physical Therapy

The Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours has approved this course. Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours

Speech-Language Pathology

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This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Financial: Receives a salary from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
Non-financial: Medical Advisors for FND Hope



Online Learning Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists Speech Language Pathologists


Functional Movement Disorders