Movement Disorders Movement Disorders

Movement Disorders

Movement disorders are complex neurological conditions that can result in either too much or too little movement. These disorders require specialized care by a dedicated group of experts who are trained in the evaluation and treatment of movement disorders.

St. Luke’s Movement Disorder Center has a multidisciplinary team focused on the evaluation and treatment of all aspects of a patient’s condition. Our team includes neurologists who are fellowship-trained in movement disorders, neurosurgeons, rehabilitation therapists, neuropsychologists, advanced practitioners, nurses, a genetic counselor, a sleep specialist and social workers who collaborate to provide personalized care, progressive treatments, education and support. We can also help coordinate care with other excellent resources in the St. Luke’s system, including geriatricians, speech and language pathologists, dietitians, caregiver support groups, psychiatry, palliative care, exercise programs and more.

Our center provides care for the full spectrum of movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease; Parkinsonian syndromes like Lewy body disease, dystonia and Huntington’s disease; tremor disorders like essential tremor and gait disorders; and tic disorders like Tourette’s syndrome, ataxia chorea and myoclonus.

St. Luke’s provides the most cutting-edge medical and surgical treatment options for patients with movement disorders. St. Luke’s was first in the region to offer deep brain stimulation (DBS) as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia, and continues to perform the most DBS procedures in the region.