Knocking Out Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
The Movement Disorders Clinic at Barrow Neurological Institute is led by Abraham Lieberman, MD, and is internationally recognized as a top center for the treatment of PD and other 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, and twisting or stiffness of the limbs.
The physicians of the Barrow Movement Disorders Clinic 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 Clinic is part of the Barrow Neurology Clinics and accepts most insurance plans.
Movement Disorders Treated
- Cervical Dystonia/Spasmodic Torticollis
- Corticobasal Degeneration
- Dementia with Lewy Body disease
- Essential Tremor
- Huntington's disease
- Multiple System Atrophy
- Parkinson's disease
- Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
- Restless Legs Syndrome
- Tardive dyskinesia
- 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 Movement Disorders Clinic 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.
Physicians at the Movement Disorders Clinic conduct tremor evaluations to distinguish and treat different types of tremor such as Parkinson's disease, Essential Tremor, Dystonic tremor, Cerebellar tremor and additional neurological tremor.
For more information on the Movement Disorders Clinic, please call (602) 406-6262.
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