The PATIENT IS THE SUN

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.

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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

THEY “BREACHED THE WALL”

There often is a wall between the neurosurgeon and the neurologist in DBS procedures. But there has been no wall between Dr. Kelly Foote & Dr. Michael Okun. 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…

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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.

Events

UF Movement Disorders

Upcoming Events

  1. May 07

    1. Care Partner Group

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

      11:00am to 12:30pm

  2. May 12

  3. May 19

  4. May 21

  5. May 26

  6. Jun 02

  7. Jun 04

    1. Care Partner Group

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

      11:00am to 12:30pm

  8. Jun 09

Parkinson’s Treatment Tips

Romance and Intimacy in Parkinson’s Disease

February is known as the month of love.  With the popular holiday, Valentine’s day, this month often encourages people to express their love…

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Managing Visual Contrast Changes

People living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) can have functional impacts in many facets of their day, ranging from mobility, self-care, sleep and…

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Managing Freezing of Gait

Written by : Ali Kraus, PT, DPT, NCS and Kim Patton, PT, DPT, modified from original post of Meredith Defranco, PT, DPT Freezing occurs when a…

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…