Neuro SIG: Physical Therapy Management of Patients with Functional Neurological Disorders

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Northeastern University
115 Forsyth Street
305 Shillman Hall
Boston, MA

Presented by: 

Janet Callahan, PT, DPT, MS, NCS & Kristin Parlman, PT, DPT, NCS


Functional Neurological Disorders (FND), also known as conversion or psychogenic disorders, are increasingly recognized on inpatient and outpatient neurology practices and referred to physical therapy. This session will discuss evidence supporting the biological basis for this disorder and the importance of identifying positive diagnostic criteria based upon physical signs. Presenters will discuss evidence based interventions for physical therapists in the management of patients with FND.


The event will take place at 305 Shillman Hall on the Northeastern University campus at 115 Forsyth Street Boston MA 02115.  Shillman Hall is across the street from the Ruggles T station.  There is on-street, metered parking around the campus and paid parking available nearby at the Renaissance Parking Garage on 835 Columbus Avenue.  Registration and pizza will be from 6:30pm-7:00pm.  The business meeting and presentation will be from 7:00pm-8:30pm. We hope to see you there!



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