The UF Health Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration Program is founded on the philosophy that integrated, interdisciplinary care is the most effective approach for patients with movement disorders.

UF Health Movement Disorders Centers of Excellence

Florida Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence

The Parkinson Foundation’s Centers of Excellence are chosen by a peer-review committee that bases designation on an individual center’s demonstrated excellence, their resources, and their dedication to Parkinson research, clinical care and outreach initiatives.

Florida Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence

Tyler’s Hope Dystonia Center for Comprehensive Dystonia Care

In 2008 the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration was designated as the first Tyler’s Hope Center for Comprehensive Dystonia Care.

Tyler's Hope Center logo

Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Center of Excellence

The Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Center of Excellence award recognizes centers nationwide who have distinguished experts in the diagnosis and management of Lewy body dementia (LBD) and creates a network of research centers committed to developing safe and effective treatment for people living with the disease.

UF Health Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Center of Excellence

Tourette Association of America Center of Excellence

Kids and adults living with Tic and Tourette syndrome need an interdisciplinary environment for treatment, and also an opportunity to participate in cutting edge research. The Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health and the UF Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders (C-COARD) have come together to provide that environment.

UF Health Tourette Association of America Center of Excellence

HDSA Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence at UF Health

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) has designated the UF Huntington’s Disease Clinic a Center of Excellence, one of 43 centers across the country. Our Center provides services to HD patients and families in Florida and surrounding regions.

HDSA Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence at UF Health

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy & Atypical Parkinsonism Center of Care Clinic

In response to a critical need for care and research in this area our group decided in 2010 to pull together existing resources and to push forward toward a Center of Excellence for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy & Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders. The Center is now recognized as a CurePSP Center of Care.

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy & Atypical Parkinsonism Center of Care Clinic

Interdisciplinary deep brain stimulation at UF Health profiled by Smithsonian Magazine


There often is a wall between the neurosurgeon and the neurologist in Deep Brain Stimulation procedures. But there has been no wall between Dr. Kelly Foote & Dr. Michael Okun or between our other neurologists and the neurosurgeon. Our team was featured in an article in Smithsonian Magazine.

Okun & Foote during DBS surgery

News Updates

19th Annual Parkinson’s Symposium

Virtual- April 10, 202119th Annual Parkinson’s SymposiumJoin us this year for our 19th Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium in for Patients…

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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and April 11th is World Parkinson’s Day.  This year, the Parkinson’s disease (PD) support organizations…


Caregiver Appreciation Program happening during…

Join the Fixel Institute to give thanks to the people who support the Parkinson’s journey. Save The Date Caregiver’s Appreciation Program Friday…

Flyer graphic for the Caregiver Appreciation program. The same information is in this blog post.


UF Movement Disorders

Upcoming Events

  1. Dec 03

    1. Care Partner Group

      Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases, 3009 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA

      11:00am to 12:30pm

  2. Dec 10

  3. Dec 17

  4. Dec 24

  5. Dec 31

Parkinson’s Treatment Tips

Enjoying the Holidays With Parkinson’s

November and December is a time for family, friends and loved ones to gather and celebrate the holiday season. This involves many unique and exciting…

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Newly Diagnosed Course

Davis Phinney FoundationParkinson’s Course for Newly DiagnosedRegister Here Charting Your Course: A Parkinson’s Primer for the Newly…

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New Exercise Recommendations for Parkinson’s

New ReleaseExercise Guidelines for Parkinson’s DiseaseAccess Here In the May of 2021, the Parkinson’s Foundation (PF) and the American College of…

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Published Research Updates

Electrophysiological evidence of the role of the…

Yuqing Li and Dr. Yuning Liu’s findings published in the journal Brain Research Bulletin.

UF Lewy body dementia expert earns $3.2 million…

The grant will fund a study led by Melissa Armstrong, M.D., an associate professor of neurology, to improve end-of-life experiences for individuals…

Diffusion MRI for measuring Parkinson’s disease…

“Free water” may sound like what happens when you drink too much water. It is actually “fluid unconstrained by brain tissue, likely because of…