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“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…

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…

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…

NPF Parkinson Disease Town Hall coming to University of Florida

The National Parkinson Foundation is coming to the University of Florida on June 4th and you are invited.  Many of you are involved with their NPF’s Parkinson’s Outcomes Project which was designed to study how the best care affects real people with Parkinson’s disease, at every stage of…

Florida TED Talk On Curing Dystonia: From Kitchen Table to Cure

Ken Staab tackles the issue of finding a cure for dystonia in this new TEDx video filmed at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  Ken details the path to a cure and he tells the amazing story of the Staab’s and the formation of Tyler’s Hope…