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North Central Florida Tourette Syndrome Support Group Awareness Month Activities

North Central Florida Tourette Syndrome Support Group Awareness Month Activities

Published: Jun 13th, 2017

May 15-June 15 is designated at the national Tourette Association’s Tourette Awareness Month. During this time, parents, kids, teachers, physicians, EVERYONE is encouraged to support awareness and break the stigma […]

Tourette Syndrome and Challenging Behaviors in School

Tourette Syndrome and Challenging Behaviors in School

Published: Apr 4th, 2017

Those affected by Tourette syndrome (TS) face a unique set of difficulties at school. In addition to facing the challenges with the motor or vocal tics themselves, the co-occurring conditions […]

Dizziness/Light headed Sensations with Parkinson’s Disease: Is it Orthostatic Hypotension?

Dizziness/Light headed Sensations with Parkinson’s Disease: Is it Orthostatic Hypotension?

Published: Jan 18th, 2017

Written by Frank Vickory SPT, CSCS Parkinson’s Disease (PD) generally presents with some combination of four cardinal signs: Bradykinesia (slow movements), rigidity, resting tremor and postural instability. However, there are […]

Our 6 Top Blog Posts of 2016

Published: Jan 3rd, 2017

At the UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, the patient is the sun and our clinical team revolves around the patient. A major goal for our website has […]

Ringing in 2017 with Tourette Syndrome

Ringing in 2017 with Tourette Syndrome

Published: Dec 27th, 2016

“New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived […]

Managing the Holiday Time with Tourette Syndrome

Published: Nov 23rd, 2016

As this time of year approaches, and the shopping, time spent with family, and the extra days off of school or work, it is an exciting time of the year. […]

6 Tips to Make Your Tremor Less Noticeable

Published: Nov 14th, 2016

For many patients with tremor due to Parkinson’s disease (PD) or essential tremor (ET), activities of daily living and social gatherings can be stressful and difficult.

Promoting the Care of Caregivers: Suggestions for the caregivers of those with Parkinson’s Disease

Published: Oct 11th, 2016

Written by Emma Heaton, OTS How Caregivers are Impacted by Parkinson’s Disease Due to the progressive nature of Parkinson’s Disease, a caregivers role can be long-term it is important to […]

The Vestibular System’s Effect on Falls in Parkinson’s Disease

The Vestibular System’s Effect on Falls in Parkinson’s Disease

Published: Aug 30th, 2016

Written by Katelyn Trane SPT Without therapy interventions, 70% of people with Parkinson Disease (PD) experience a fall each year.  There can be many reasons for this high fall rate. […]

Maintaining Your Medication Schedule During Hospital Stays with Parkinson’s Disease

Published: Aug 22nd, 2016

  Written by Nicole Tester, OTS, Ph.D One-third of all patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) visit the emergency department or hospital each year. During these visits, three out of four […]