Movement Disorders Clinic
The providers in the Swedish Movement Disorders program listen to every patient with compassion. We strive to provide the best care possible to each of our patients based on their needs through a multimodal and multidisciplinary approach which involves pharmacological treatment, neurorehabilitation and partnering with our primary care and specialist providers. Our program has a robust deep brain stimulation (DBS) and focused ultrasound program (FUS) for selected movement disorders. We also offer chemodenervation with botox and similar medicines for dystonic disorders.
In addition to providing clinical care, we educate medical trainees at local and national levels, perform community and physician outreach, and participate in cutting-edge clinical research trials.
The Swedish movement disorder specialists treat adults and children with many different types of movement disorders, such as:
- Cerebellar ataxias
- Essential tremor
- Lewy Body Dementia, Corticobasal Degeneration, Multiple system atrophy, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
- Parkinson’s disease and Secondary Parkinsonism
Our movement disorders neurologist will review your medical history and the results of any tests you’ve had. They will assess your movement, sensation and balance.
Depending on your age and symptoms, your neurologist may request other tests, such as:
- MRI CT or PET scan
- Skin biopsy
- Laboratory testing
- Spinal fluid analysis
- Neuropsychological evaluation
Based on your exam and test results, your neurologist can diagnose your condition and help you find the best treatment for you.
Depending on the type of movement disorder you have, your treatment options may include:
- Injections (such as Botox)
- Focused ultrasound
- Deep brain stimulation surgery
- Gait and balance training
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
For urgent patient transfers, please call the Swedish Transfer & Operations center: 866-470-4233.
We work closely with all referring providers to help you stay up-to-date on your patients’ medications, treatments and overall health.