Movement Disorders

Movement Disorders

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Millions of Americans suffer from neurological disorders characterized by involuntary movement, such as trembling and uncontrollable muscle contractions. For these people, even simple activities like dressing, dining or writing can be challenging. Our Movement Disorders program offers a comprehensive range of services, from diagnostic testing and innovative treatments to rehabilitation and follow-up support. One of these treatments is deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, an advanced and highly effective option for some people suffering from these disabling conditions.

We understand that movement disorders can significantly impact quality of life, so everyone from our expert physicians to our nurses and nurse practitioners are also trained in compassion. In addition, we offer coordinated care management, from diagnosis to surgery, all in the same building.

In the video below, Dr. Peter Nora discusses deep brain stimulation surgery as a treatment for movement disorders.

Movement Disorders

Services

  • Consultation, treatment and second opinions for adults and children with any type of movement disorder
  • Neuropsychological testing to assess cognitive disorders
  • Assessment of tremor and other involuntary movements
  • Observation to assess Parkinson’s patients and provide treatment strategies
  • Gait and balance assessment and training
  • Speech and swallowing evaluations and voice therapy
  • Compensation techniques for dexterity and tremor problems
  • Spasticity management, including intrathecal baclofen therapy
  • Dietary consultations 
  • Home-health services


Appointments & Referrals

Phone: 206-320-5331
Toll Free: 800-331-7533
Fax: 206-386-3882


Contact Information

Movement Disorders
550 17th Avenue
Suite 540
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-320-5331
Map & Directions

Need a second opinion?

Call 206-320-3551 to make an appointment now.
 


For Patients and Families

Ongoing classes and programs for patients with movement disorders, their caregivers or family members.

Yoga for Parkinson's Patients

Parkinson's Disease Support Group

Essential Tremor Support Group

Special Event: Parkinson's Disease Educational Forum

 


How you can help


Swedish is constantly working to ensure patients with debilitating neurological disorders have access to the best treatment options, the latest technology, and state-of-the-art facilities.

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