At the Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases, the Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration Program offers the highest level of integrated, interdisciplinary care for patients with movements and neuropsychiatric disorders.
Consolidated in one centralized location, the staff coordinates a myriad of advanced medical and surgical services to deliver motor, cognitive and behavioral diagnosis and treatments.
These services are provided by University of Florida faculty and researchers from 36 different specialty and subspecialty areas, recognized for their groundbreaking work in movement disorders.
During the last decade, the expertise of these specialists has made the UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration Program at the Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases an international destination for patient care, research and teaching in the field of movement disorders. The Center is home to four nationally recognized Centers of Excellence, including the National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, Tyler’s Hope Center for a Dystonia Cure, Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence, and the National Tourette Syndrome Association Center of Excellence. The NIH-designated headquarters of the nationwide Clinical Research Consortium for Spinocerebellar Ataxias is also based at the Center.
The patients we treat
Patients come to the Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration Program from every corner of the globe and they are referred by physicians who recognize that movement disorders are more than neurological problems and that the challenges they present are more than medical. We care for all aspects of the patient’s disease through the use of coordinated interdisciplinary care, including:
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Tremor disorders (essential tremor, outflow tremor, MS tremor, Holmes tremor, trauma-related tremor and others)
- Dystonia (DYT-1 and others); genetic dystonia; primary, secondary and tardive dystonias
- Parkinsonism (progressive supranuclear palsy; Lewy body disease; corticobasal ganglionic degeneration; multiple system atrophy; trauma)
- Chorea (Huntington’s disease, neuroacanthocytosis and others)
- Tic disorders (Tourette’s syndrome, chronic motor tics and others)
- Ataxias (genetic and sporadic)
- Neuropsychiatric disorders (obsessive compulsive disorder, depression and others)
How we treat patients
Because UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration recognizes the far-reaching impact of movement disorders on each patient’s life, our comprehensive care cuts across specialties and disciplines to address the full spectrum of a patient’s needs, from diagnosis and treatment options, through rehabilitation as well as restoration of function. This unique interdisciplinary approach brings together University of Florida faculty and researchers from specialties including:
- Clinical and Health Psychology
- Physical and Occupational Therapy
- Rehabilitation Medicine
- Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
- Epidemiology and Health Policy Research
- Nuclear and Biomedical Engineering
Where we treat patients
UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration lives on a single floor (4th floor of the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute on 34th street across the street from the UF Hilton) and has over 10,000 square feet of dedicated interdisciplinary space. All specialists live together in a side by side arrangement– with clinical services, an automatic gait and balance machine, rehab services, a MRI, a swallow suite, laboratory space, a database, a tele-medicine room, and dedicated clinical trials space.
For more information about the surgical or medical treatment of movement disorders or to refer a patient, call the University of Florida Consultation Center at 352-265-8408. If you are a new patient, they will walk you through the process of getting an appointment. If you have Parkinson's disease or another movement disorder, we want to see you!
The UF Health Difference
Dr. Michael Okun & Dr. Kelly Foote formed the University of Florida Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration in 2002 to bring together experts in movement disorders from diverse disciplines from all over the UF Campus. In October 2014, Dr. Sanjay Gupta came to UF to look at the Center's work with a new experimental deep brain stimulation device. Watch the episode from CNN on the Center's website.
Conditions & Services
- Ataxia - telangiectasia
- Botulinum toxin injection - larynx
- Deep brain stimulation
- Depression - overview
- Essential tremor
- Huntington disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Multiple system atrophy - parkinsonian type
- Neuromuscular Disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Parkinson disease
- Progressive supranuclear palsy
- Secondary parkinsonism
- Tourette syndrome
To obtain a copy of your medical records from Movement Disorders Program at the Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health, please contact 352-294-5400.
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