Outpatient Physical Therapy Management of Functional Neurologic Disorder


March 18 from 6:30-7:30 PM
District 3 FREE Virtual Meeting to all members!


Functional neurologic disorder (FND) is a condition of the nervous system in which there is abnormal signaling between the brain and body which disrupts movement or function. FND is a common movement disorder seen in the outpatient setting with various presentations including weakness, abnormal motor patterns, sensory or visual changes not consistent with a pathologic pattern, nonepileptic seizures, and gait abnormalities. This lecture will outline the pathophysiology, diagnosis, assessment and consensus recommendations for treatment of FND primarily in the outpatient setting. 


Ashley is a graduate of Boston University's combined Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in Boston, MA where she developed a special interest in adult neurologic rehabilitation. Following graduation, she completed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital Physical Therapy Services Residency where she had experience working in both acute and outpatient neurologic physical therapy.  After residency, she became a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist. In her work as an outpatient physical therapist at MGH, she had the ability to work with a multidisciplinary team specializing in Functional Neurologic Disorders. 

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