Learn about 10 Parkinson’s Breakthroughs in Dr. Okun’s book

Progress is being made on various fronts in the understanding and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.

Diffusion MRI for measuring Parkinson’s disease progression: a UF discovery

Researchers at the University of Florida discovered a way to use diffusion MRIs as a biomarker for Parkinson’s disease progression.

CNN Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at Deep Brain Stimulation at UF Health

Dr. Sanjay Gupta came to the University of Florida to look at this new potential treatment paradigm for Tourette’s and one patient’s story.

Parkinson’s Secrets Treatment Book a Number 1 Best Seller on Amazon

The book Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life was listed a number #1 bestseller in Parkinson’s Disease books. The book has been translated into more than 20 language versions.

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They “breached the wall” – Interdisciplinary deep brain stimulation at UF Health profiled by Smithsonian Magazine

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It’s true. There often is a wall between the neurosurgeon and the neurologist involved in deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedures.

But for the past 12 years and 1000 DBS lead implantations over that time, there has been no wall between Dr. Kelly Foote & Dr. Michael Okun, co-directors of the UF Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration. Their story, the story of our Center’s history, the story of deep brain stimulation’s history, and the story of one of our patient’s surgeries, are profiled in a new article in Smithsonian Magazine.

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Promoting Strengths of Tourette Syndrome

Apr 29th, 2019

Children living with Tourette syndrome (TS) or a Tic Disorder (TD) often face many challenges, often in multiple domains including at school, at home and socially. As in any diagnosis […]

2019 Parkinson Disease Educational Symposium – May 18, 2019

Apr 18th, 2019

The Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases presents our Annual Parkinson Disease Educational Symposium on May 18th, 2019. We hope you will join us for a series of talks on […]

Seventh Annual UF PSP-Lewy body disease Think Tank – April 26

Apr 8th, 2019

The UF Health Norman Fixel Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (and Drs. Nikolaus McFarland and Melissa Armstrong) will be hosting its Seventh Annual PSP-Lewy body disease Think Tank on Friday, April […]

Review of motor cortex effects of Parkinson disease published

Dec 7th, 2018

Dr. David Vaillancourt from the University of Florida and Dr. Roxana Burciu from University of Delaware published a review of what different brain imaging techniques have been showing when looking […]

8th annual Season of Hope Walk & Run coming on December 8th

Nov 20th, 2018

The Season of Hope 5k and 15k Run is coming up on December 8th at the Hawthorne Trail. The run starts at 9AM and registration at the event starts at […]

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Living with Parkinson’s Disease…One Breath at a Time

Living with Parkinson’s Disease…One Breath at a Time

Nov 27th, 2017

By: Zachary BB Pindar, OTS Rigid joints, achy backs, tremoring fingers… health professionals typically ask individuals with Parkinson’s disease an endless list of questions concerning motor troubles. However, this is […]

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

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

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 […]

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Review of motor cortex effects of Parkinson disease published

Review of motor cortex effects of Parkinson disease published

Dec 7th, 2018

Dr. David Vaillancourt from the University of Florida and Dr. Roxana Burciu from University of Delaware published a review of what different brain imaging techniques have been showing when looking […]

Diffusion MRI for measuring Parkinson’s disease progression: a UF discovery

May 29th, 2015

“Free water” may sound like what happens when you drink too much water. It is actually “fluid unconstrained by brain tissue, likely because of disease-related degeneration” that turns out to […]