Rehabilitation Network Education Webinar Series: Functional Neurological Disorder


Louise Sellars, Rehab Network Manager


Wednesday 3 May 2023, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Virtual event

Rehabilitation Network Education Webinar Series: Functional Neurological Disorder 2023-05-03T13:30 2023-05-03T14:30 Australia/Sydney Virtual event Microsoft Teams meeting \n Join on your computer or mobile app via \n\n Meeting ID: 415 895 765 545 \n Passcode: BrzB6D \n\n Join with a video conferencing device \n \n Video Conference ID: 132 337 218 4 \n\n Or call in (audio only) \n (02) 8318 0010 - Australia - Sydney\n Phone Conference ID: 491 921 856# \n\n

Functional Neurological Disorder: Contemporary understanding and treatment

Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is a common and often debilitating neurological disorder that can affect an individual’s motor, sensory and cognitive functioning. With a focus on functional movement disorders, this presentation will provide an overview of FND, including recent updates to our understanding of the aetiology and pathophysiology of FND, and evidence-based approaches to assessment and treatment.


All health professionals who have an interest in learning more about FND.


Jessica Kemp has been working at St George Hospital as a physiotherapist for 15 years, with 8 of those years as the Senior Physiotherapist on the Acute Rehabilitation Team. She has extensive experience in the rehabilitation of neurological patients with a keen interest in FND and enjoys working within a highly experienced multidisciplinary team in the treatment of these patients.

Michelle Riashi is the Principal Clinical Psychologist for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District. She has over 20 years’ experience working in rehabilitation and continues to carry a clinical caseload in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at St George Hospital. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and collaborating with other health professionals and has previously conducted training on FND, adjustment post-stroke, the relationship between psychological and physical well-being, and workforce development.

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