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.

Referrals and consultations

Conditions we diagnose and 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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