Movement Disorders

Evaluation and treatment for a full range of movement disorders is offered, including Parkinson's disease and related syndromes, essential and other tremors, torticollis and other dystonias, restless legs syndrome, Tourette's, Huntington's and other choreas, Wilson's disease and spinocerebellar ataxias. Management of Parkinson's disease includes access to clinical trials as well as the latest approved medications for Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's surgery and multidisciplinary evaluations including physical therapy, speech and swallowing therapy, psychiatry, occupational therapy when indicated. Medical and surgical therapy for tremor therapy are available. Botulinum toxin (Botox and Myobloc) therapy for torticollis and other dystonias, including limb dystonias and orofacial dystonias is performed with electromyographic (EMG) guidance. Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of unusual movement disorders including Farr's disease and other calcifications of the basal ganglia, Stiff person syndrome and painful legs/moving toes is supplemented by access to research in these areas. Edwin George, M.D., Ph.D., is the department's specialist in this field.


Edwin George, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Movement Disorders Center