Movement Disorders Program

The primary mission of the Swedish Movement Disorders program is to evaluate and treat patients with movement disorders first and foremost by establishing the correct diagnosis through a thorough history, examination, and diagnostic investigation. Depending on the clinical case, diagnostic investigation of movement disorders includes blood tests, brain and spinal cord MRI, DaTQuant scan, electromyography, genetic testing, sleep studies, spinal tap, skin biopsies, autonomic studies and neuropsychological testing.

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.

Conditions Treated

The Swedish movement disorder specialists evaluate and treat adults with many different types of movement disorders. Our practice focuses on:

  • Cerebellar Ataxias
  • Dystonia
  • Tremors
  • Essential tremor
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Secondary Parkinsonism
  • Lewy Body Dementia, Corticobasal Degeneration, Multiple system atrophy, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Research Studies

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For Patients

Classes and programs for patients with movement disorders and their caregivers or family members.

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Clinical Trials and Research

Access to information on the latest advancements in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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