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Table 5 Treatment plans used in Functional Neurology according to four sources in a scoping review

From: Unravelling functional neurology: a scoping review of theories and clinical applications in a context of chiropractic manual therapy

Sources of information Condition(s) Initial care Maintenance care
Articles Pedro (2005) [41] Landau Kleffner syndrome Daily visits, 4.5 h per week, for 12 weeks  
Beck (2009) [42] Complex regional pain syndrome 1 to 2 visits per week for 8 weeks, plus 1 visit each 2 week for 1 month, plus home exercises  
Kuhn (2013) [44] Migraines, ADHD, OCD and, Tourette’s syndrome 42 visits over 19 weeks  
Hirsh (2013) [46] ADHD, primary nocturnal enuresis, and musculoskeletal pain 36 visits over 18 weeks, plus daily home exercises  
Bova (2014) [45] Parkinson’s disease 2 visits per week for 2 months, plus home exercises After the initial care (i.e. 2 months), the frequency of 2 visits per week was maintained (for at least 8 months).
Bova (2014) [40] Idiopathic hemiparesthesia 3 visits in 2 weeks  
Traster (2014) [47] Symptoms related to traumatic brain injury Approximately 2 to 3 visits per week for 3 months  
Websites Website 1 In general Individualized
Usually, several times per day with an average of 3 times of 1.5 h each, for 1 to 2 weeks
Website 4 In general Individualized
Usually, 2 times per week for 6 weeks, plus home exercises
Complex conditions (type of conditions was not specified) 3 to 5 times per day for up to 5 consecutive days
Website 5 In general Individualized
Usually, 1 to 3 times per week for few weeks, plus home exercises
This frequency is usually decreased over 2 to 4 months
Patient is often requested to do home exercises.
Complex conditions (e.g. severe brain injuries, and advanced degenerative diseases) Several visits per day for 1 to 2 weeks
Interviews Informant 1 In general Individualized
Usually 2 to 3 visits close in time, plus home exercises
If good results are obtained, treatment is continued, more spaced in time.
Daily visits or, 2 to 3 visits per week, may be needed, for 2 to 3 weeks.
Complex conditions (unspecified)
Informant 2 Moderate neurodevelopmental disorders Individualized
Usually, 1 to 2 visits per week for a few weeks, plus daily home exercises for about 10 min per day
This frequency is usually progressively decreased
Severe neurodevelopmental disorders Visits are more frequent than for the moderate form.
Informant 4 In general Individualized Usually, 3 to 4 times (about 20 min each) per day for 2 to 3 weeks or 2 times per week for 3 to 4 months  
Parkinson’s disease Several visits per day for 3 consecutive days for 1 week Patient is seen 3 to 4 times per year for the same treatment plan.
  1. ADHD Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder
  2. OCD Obsessive compulsive disorder