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

UF neurologists create a new image of Parkinson…

An outdated sketch from 1886 by Sir William Richard Gowers remains among the most used and viewed depictions of Parkinson disease, despite great…

New images of Parkinson disease patients

We Respect You and We Value You

Leadership within the Fixel Institute, on behalf of our care team, would like to take the opportunity to voice our support for a diverse, inclusive…

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Commentary in Journal of Parkinson’s offers DBS…

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Parkinson’s Treatment Tips

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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Caregiver Digest July-August 2020

Contributed by Kathy Mason According to AARP, six in 10 caregivers provide care for adults with a long term physical condition such as PD…

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The Importance of Oral Care in Parkinson’s Disease

By: Lindsay Arena, MA, CF-SLP Swallowing dysfunction is frequent in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and is commonly associated with aspiration…

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Published Research Updates

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…

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…

Review of motor cortex effects of Parkinson…

Dr. David Vaillancourt from the University of Florida and Dr. Roxana Burciu from University of Delaware published a review of what different brain…