Movement Disorders

Evaluation and treatment for a full range of movement disorders is offered, including Parkinson's disease and related syndromes (including progressive supranuclear palsy and multiple system atrophy), essential tremor, other tremor disorders, dystonia, restless legs syndrome, Tourette's, Huntington disease, hyperkinetic movement disorders, Wilson's disease and spinocerebellar ataxias. Management of Parkinson's disease includes access to clinical trials as well as the latest approved medications and neurosurgical approaches. For movement disorders we offer and multidisciplinary evaluations including physical therapy, speech and swallowing therapy, psychiatry, and occupational therapy. Botulinum toxin (Botox and Myobloc) therapy for cervical dystonia and other dystonic disorders are performed with electromyographic (EMG) guidance. Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of unusual movement disorders including Fahr'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.  Drs. Peter LeWitt M.D. and Edwin George, M.D., Ph.D. are the department's specialists in this field.

 

LeWitt
Peter LeWitt, MD
Professor of Neurology
Sastry Foundation Endowed Chair
Director of Movement Disorder Fellowship Program WSU

 

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