Difference between Movement Disorders IME vs Pediatric Rehabilitation IME?

IMEs Explained

FAQs Movement Disorders IME Pediatric Rehabilitation IME
What is the purpose of the IME? A Movement Disorders IME is conducted to evaluate and assess individuals with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, etc. A Pediatric Rehabilitation IME is conducted to assess and evaluate the rehabilitation needs of children and adolescents with physical or neurological disabilities.
What age group does it cover? Covers adults with movement disorders. Covers children and adolescents with physical or neurological disabilities.
Who conducts the IME? A neurologist or a movement disorders specialist. Typically conducted by a pediatrician or a pediatric rehabilitation specialist.
What are the common conditions evaluated? Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, Huntington’s disease, etc. Cerebral palsy, spina bifida, developmental delays, brain injuries, etc.
What assessments are performed? Neurological examinations, medical history review, diagnostic tests, medication assessments, etc. Functional assessments, developmental assessments, mobility assessments, adaptive technology assessments, etc.
What treatment options may be discussed? Medication management, surgical interventions, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, assistive technology, orthotics/prosthetics, etc.
Are there any specific risks involved? Potential risks associated with medication or surgical interventions. No specific risks associated with the IME itself, but risks may be discussed regarding the child’s condition and treatment options.
What can I expect during the IME? A comprehensive evaluation of your movement disorder, including medical history review, physical examination, and possibly diagnostic tests. A thorough assessment of the child’s rehabilitation needs, involving interviews, observations, functional tests, and reviews of medical records.
How long does the IME usually take? Can vary, but typically ranges from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Varies depending on the complexity of the child’s condition, but usually takes 1 to 3 hours.
Are there any pre-appointment instructions? May include fasting before certain diagnostic tests or avoiding specific medications. May require bringing relevant medical records, reports, or test results.