Movement Disorders

If you have started to lose control of your body, you are undoubtedly looking for answers. Unexplained muscle spasms, difficulty walking, slurred speech and tremors could be related to a wide range of movement disorders.

At the Orlando Health Neuroscience Institute Movement Disorder clinic, our multidisciplinary team uses the latest technologies, therapies, diagnostic tools and medications to treat a wide range of movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, ataxia and chorea.

No two movement disorders are the same. Our highly trained neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, neuropsychologists and rehabilitation specialists will work with you to develop a compassionate treatment plan designed around your unique needs.

Conditions We Treat

Evaluation & Diagnosis

Our highly specialized team are experts in movement disorders, and we use the latest technologies to provide you with an accurate diagnosis. We will start with a comprehensive look at your medical history and perform a physical and neurological evaluation. Your motor skills and reflexes will be measured, and you may be asked to walk a short distance.

This may be followed by a wide range of tests that will examine your blood, cerebrospinal fluid, muscle tissue and the electrical activity in your nerves, muscles, and brain.

Imaging tests, alone, cannot generally diagnose movement disorders. But they can be valuable in verifying or clarifying other clinical findings. These include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), dopamine transporter scan (DaT) and computed tomography (CT).


If you have been diagnosed with a movement disorder, we understand the turmoil and challenges this can present. At the Orlando Health Neuroscience Institute, our experts are ready to provide compassionate care tailored to your unique needs. We offer the latest options available for treatment and rehabilitation.

Among the treatment options:

Deep brain stimulation involves implanting electrodes in specific parts of the brain. These electrodes generate impulses that help regulate abnormal impulses or affect certain cells or chemicals in the brain. This is commonly used to treat Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia and other movement disorders. The stimulation is controlled by a pacemaker-like device which is implanted under the skin in the upper chest.

Botox injections can be used to relax contracted muscles found in conditions such as dystonia, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, writer’s cramp and spasticity.

Advanced medicine therapy focuses on finding the right medication, or combination of medications, for your symptoms or condition.

Physical, occupational, behavioral and speech therapy works with you to minimize the impact of your symptoms and to maximize your quality of life.

Clinical trials offer our team of specialists the opportunity to take part in evaluating the latest treatments, medications, diagnostic tools and therapies. They also provide a chance for our patients to gain early access to treatments.

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