Movement Disorders

The Movement Disorders Division provides subspecialty care to thousands of patients with movement disorders from the tri-state area and beyond, with the number of patients rapidly growing. In addition to neurologists, the Comprehensive Movement Disorders Clinic includes participation by faculty and staff from the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Otolaryngology, Psychiatry and Neurological Surgery. The division is a credentialed clinical research site for both the Parkinson Study Group (PSG) and the Huntington Study Group (HSG).

Research is an important part of the Movement Disorders Division. Many of the individuals seen in the clinic also volunteer to participate in research studies conducted at our center – these include clinical trials of new treatments. This division is particularly excited about trials of potentially “disease-modifying” therapies that may slow or halt disease.

The Movement Disorders Division has three objectives:

  1. Provide subspecialty care for those affected by Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
  2. Provide education in movement disorders for medical students, graduate student, residents and fellows.
  3. Carry out research in basic and clinical aspects of movement disorders.

In addition to neurologists, the Comprehensive Movement Disorders Clinical includes participation by faculty and staff from the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Otolaryngology, Psychiatry and Neurological Surgery.

Diseases and conditions treated include:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Tremor
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Dystonia
  • Ataxia
  • Gait Disorders
  • Stiff-Person Syndrome
  • Tic Disorders
  • Restless Legs

Other services we provide include specialized clinics for Huntington’s disease, Proogressive Supranuclear Palsy and Diffuse Lewy Body disease; social workers; balance and vestibular therapy; voice therapy; speech and swallowing specialists; specialized physical therapists; and genetic counseling.

In addition to the medical management of these disorders, we provide deep brain stimulation, botulinum toxin injections and duopa. For a more detailed description of these services, please contact a physician.

Movement Disorders faculty provide bedside and didactic teaching to medical students, residents and fellows. In addition to regular lecture series for first-year medical students and residents, special cases (including live-patient presentations) and select topics are presented at monthly movement disorders grand rounds series.

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