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Movement Disorders Clinic


Knocking Out Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

The Muhammad Ali Movement Disorders Center at Barrow Neurological Institute is led by Abraham Lieberman, MD, and is internationally recognized as a leading center for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and movement disorders.

Movement disorders is a subspecialty in neurology that focuses on diagnosing and treating people with illnesses that affect movements. This includes evaluating a range of symptoms such as:

  • involuntary movements (tremors or jerky movements)
  • slowness or interruptions in movements
  • abnormal posturing
  • twisting or stiffness of the limbs

Our doctors and clinical specialists evaluate patients with abnormalities of gait, balance, and coordination. Some of our physicians have specialized training in administering botulinum toxin injections for treatment of movement disorders. In addition, our specialists are trained in evaluating movement disorders patients for deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery and managing DBS devices after they have been implanted.

The Movement Disorders Center is part of the Department of Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute. We accept most insurance plans.


What We Treat

  • ataxia
  • blepharospasm
  • cervical dystonia and spasmodic torticollis
  • corticobasal degeneration
  • dementia with Lewy body disease
  • dyskinesia
  • dystonia
  • essential tremor
  • Huntington's disease
  • multiple system atrophy
  • Parkinson's disease
  • progressive supranuclear palsy
  • restless legs syndrome
  • tardive dyskinesia
  • tremor
  • Wilson's disease


Orthostatic Hypotension Evaluation

Orthostatic hypotension (dizziness on standing) or low blood pressure can be found in up to 25% of people with movement disorders. The physicians at the Muhammad Ali Movement Disorders Center use the CardioDynamics Bio Z ICG Monitor with a tilt table evaluation to calculate cardiac output, systemic vascular contractility and fluid status. Calculating these parameters allows physicians to create more efficient and effective treatments for orthostatic hypotension.


Tremor Evaluation

Physicians at the Muhamamd Ali Movement Disorders Center conduct tremor evaluations to distinguish and treat different types of tremor such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonic tremor, cerebellar tremor, and other neurological tremor.


How can we help?

For more information on the Muhammad Ali Movement Disorders Center, please call (602) 406-6262.

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