Movement disorders program

The Spectrum Health Medical Group Movement Disorders Program offers patient-centered, comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for—and the highest level of medical and surgical expertise to—patients with movement disorders. Fellowship-trained neurologists; a functional neurosurgeon who specializes in deep brain stimulation; psychiatrists; neuropsychologists; and physical, occupational and speech therapists—all work together to find solutions that result in optimal outcomes and improved quality of life for each patient.

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Conditions We Diagnose & Treat

  • Essential tremor
  • Dystonia
  • Other tremor
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Atypical parkinsonian disorders: multiple systems atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal ganglionic degeneration, Lewy Body dementia
  • Tic disorders (this includes Tourette syndrome)
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Other chorea
  • Myoclonus
  • Ataxia
  • Tardive syndromes
  • Wilson’s disease
  • Gait disorders

Diagnostic Capabilities

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Electromyogram (EMG) and electroencephalogram (EEG) to physiologically characterize abnormal movements
  • DaTSCAN™ which can help identify dopamine cell loss
  • Neuropsychological testing

Treatment Options

  • Botulinum neurotoxin (Botox) injections for dystonia, drooling, hemifacial spasms, and tremor with the option of using EMG guidance
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS): patient selection, surgical placement and post-operative programming; traditional “awake” as well as “asleep” (also known as interventional MRI-guided DBS) approaches
  • Duopa (levodopa intestinal infusion therapy): patient selection, surgical placement, post-operative programming
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy: therapy treatment for Parkinson’s disease, including dysphagia; therapists certified in LSVT BIG and LOUD treatment protocols

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