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Center team members featured speakers at Davis Phinney Victory Summit in Jacksonville

The Davis Phinney Foundation hosted a Victory Summit for Parkinson’s in Jacksonville on January 25th. Four members of our interdisciplinary team were featured speakers at the Summit. Chris Hass, PhD and Shankar Kulkarni, PhD, MSPT presented a breakout session including practical rehab applications supported by research findings to prevent falls. This newly introduced topic at the Victory Summit was appreciated…

New Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) Information Page

Primer with Ten Common Questions and Answers We recently updated our UF Information Page on Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Dr. McFarland has written a basic primer for PSP and here discusses ten common questions about the disease and provides basic answers for patients and families. What is Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)? Who gets PSP? (Why me?)…

Spanish Language Parkinson Symposium coming to Orlando October 25th

University of Florida Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration along with the National Parkinson Foundation present a symposium in Spanish in Orlando. Auspiciado por la Fundación Nacional de Parkinson (NPF) Enfermedad de Parkinson: Presente y Futuro Charla para la Comunidad Unete a la charla informativa sobre la Enfermedad de Parkinson, su actualidad y los…

“Movement Disorders for the Healthcare Practitioner” coming August 24 for clinicians & therapists

The University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration team is excited to present a continuing medical education opportunity for clinicians involved in the treatment of movement disorders patients. Target Audience:  Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Speech Language Pathologists. Learning Objectives:  As a result…

Movement Disorders reviews “10 Secrets” Parkinson’s Book

Dr. Okun’s book for Parkinson patients and caregivers was reviewed by Dr. Laura Silveira for the Movement Disorders Society. She says: With tremendous insight Dr. Okun approaches the main questions that populate the minds of sufferers and carers who battle PD on the daily-basis. Examples include the common confusion between PD and ALS or Alzheimer’s, the…

A Preventable Complication of Deep Brain Stimulation.

Dr. Foote and Dr. Morishita at the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration published a paper this month that discusses a potentially preventable complication of deep brain stimulation: cerebral venous infarction.

Florida Parkinson Patient Qualifies for Boston Marathon with 3:24 Time

This is a post with permission from David Yon, a Parkinson’s disease patient at the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration in Gainesville, FL. Wheels up.   That phrase has meant good times and has been followed by many fun and challenging experiences that were the source of many good columns.  This time…