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Muscle and Nerve Disorders

The Mayo Clinic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review is designed for candidates preparing for certifying and maintenance of certification examinations in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This online content is intended to provide a comprehensive review of the topic areas and facilitate additional study if needed.   


Dr. Gay is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is the Co-Director of the Mayo Rehabilitation Medicine Research Center and Vice Chair of the Mayo Midwest Spine Practice. 

His clinical interests include the evaluation and treatment of complex spine disorders.


To receive CME credit, please do the following:

  • Click Take Course
  • Watch the presentation
  • Complete the evaluation
  • Take the quiz (There is a required 80% pass rate in order to earn credit, with 1 retake allowed.)
  • Claim Credit
  • Download and print certificate

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the theoretical pathophysiology of myofascial trigger points according to Simons 
  • Identify the two major categories of myopathies and the principles of evaluation and rehabilitation management of myopathies
  • Recognize the general characteristics of motor neuron diseases and the principles of treatment
  • Discuss the differences between mononeuropathy and polyneuropathy and the general approach to examination and diagnosis for each condition
  • List the common features of AIDP and discuss the general principles of rehabilitation management
  • Understand the common causes of brachial plexopathy and lumbosacral plexopathy and discuss the approach to management for each condition
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.75 Attendance
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Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

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Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.75 Attendance