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.

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

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

Electrophysiological evidence of the role of the…

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

Photos of Dr. Yuqing Li and Dr. Yuning Liu

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…

Photo of Dr. Melissa Armstrong

13-year-old aspiring sportscaster interviews his…

Advocacy and AwarenessInterview with Soccer Star Tim HowardNoah Schlicksup, a teen living with Tourette syndrome and a patient at UF Health, uses his…

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Events

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Upcoming Events

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Parkinson’s Treatment Tips

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…

The Mediterranean Diet and Parkinson’s Disease

Written by: Elena Smith, UF Dietetic Intern, Carley Rusch, MS, RDN, LDN & Matthew Beke, MS, RDN, LDN If you or someone you know has…

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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…

Safety of the tau-directed monoclonal antibody…

Congratulations Dr. Nikolaus McFarland on the publication of “Safety of the tau-directed monoclonal antibody BIIB092 in progressive supranuclear…