CENTER FOR MOVEMENT DISORDER

FNC Center for movement disorders has expertise at diagnosing and treating common and rare movement disorders, and are at the forefront of diagnostic tools and therapies for these diseases.

Our multidisciplinary care team includes neurologist, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, physical, occupational and speech therapists, social workers and other health personnel who work together to ensure that each patient receives optimal care.

We realize that movement disorders are complicated diseases with physical and psychological symptoms that can affect not only the patient but those close to them. Therefore, we take time to guide both patients and their families through the sometimes lengthy treatment process.

A Full Spectrum of Treatment Options

Patients with Parkinson's disease are initially treated with medications designed to stimulate the dopamine system or to mimic its controlling effect on other nerve cells. Management of medications to achieve optimal functioning can often be a complex process that requires expert neurologic consultation. Once conventional drug therapies are no longer effective, patients may benefit from surgical intervention.

The Movement Disorders Program at FNC is a vital resource for individuals with Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders. The program provides comprehensive services and information, including:

  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Information about surgical alternatives
  • Medication assessment
  • Treatment plan evaluation
  • Information on support groups
  • Information on coping with Parkinson's Disease
  • American Parkinson Disease Association¬†