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Movement Disorder Care

Movement Disorder Care

The Movement Disorders Clinic at AU Health specializes in the treatment of patients with conditions such as:

  • Dystonia
  • Huntington's disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
  • Tourette's syndrome
  • Tremor and more

Movement Disorder Care

The Movement Disorders Clinic at AU Health specializes in the treatment of patients with conditions such as:

  • Dystonia
  • Huntington's disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
  • Tourette's syndrome
  • Tremor and more

About

Movement disorders happen when your nervous (neurological) system misfires causing abnormal involuntary movement.  Augusta University Health has the area's only Movement Disorders Clinic and is designated as a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence. We deliver coordinated movement disorder care, all in one central location, for patients from Georgia, South Carolina and the Southeast who suffer with these conditions.

We provide exceptional clinical diagnosis, treatment and care, not only for Parkinson’s disease, but also for many other movement disorders, including dystonia, essential tremor, Huntington’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome. We offer:

  • Multidisciplinary care teams: Your team is made up of neurologists, , neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists and neuroradiologists, with support from occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychiatrists, and speech pathologists, all coming together to create a care plan for your specific condition.

  • Dedicated Parkinson's disease care: We specialize in treating all aspects of Parkinson's in patients at our movement disorders clinic.
  • Clinical research: We are also actively involved in offering patients a chance to participate in cutting-edge research and clinical trials in the hopes of improving quality of life.
  • Comprehensive patient care: We provide educational information for patients and caregivers, as well as, support group meetings.

 

Most of the time, movement disorders cannot be cured. However, early diagnosis and targeted treatments can help patients manage their condition throughout their life. Our neurological services include: 

  • Neuropsychological evaluations, to assess adult brain function.
  • Sleep disorder evaluations and treatment, of sleep disorders related to Parkinson’s disease or parkinsonism.
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies, to increase muscle strength and coordiation and to help patients regain lost funtionality. 

We also provide advanced treatment options, including:

  • Botulinum Toxin (Botox) injections and other medications, to control tremors and other symptoms.
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), for tremors and other symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Radiosurgery, at the Gamma Knife Center, using targeted radiation to treat areas of the brain that affect movement.
 

Our Providers

Augusta University Medical Center specialists provide care and support throughout your entire healthcare journey.

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