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What happens at a movement disorder clinic?

On the first appointment you will meet with one of the neurologists who will review the clinical symptoms and history and carry out a detailed physical examination. They will discuss the diagnosis, help decide what your needs are, and arrange any further tests required.

Is a movement disorder specialist a neurologist?

A movement disorder specialist is a neurologist with additional training in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. This type of doctor typically has extensive knowledge of Parkinson’s therapies and ongoing research. Technology is helping more patients connect with these specialists.

Is there a cure for movement disorder?

In many cases, movement disorders cannot be cured, and the goal of treatment is to minimize symptoms and relieve pain. Some are severe and progressive, impairing your ability to move and speak.

How long can fnd last?

FNDs are quite common, occurring in about one quarter of the patients we see in our neurology clinics. For most people these symptoms are short-lived, but for others they persist for months or years and are very disabling.

What is a movement neurologist?

A movement disorder specialist is a neurologist with additional training in Parkinson’s disease (PD) who personalizes care to an individual’s symptoms and needs. People with Parkinson’s who see a movement disorder specialist often report feeling more informed and better equipped to manage symptoms.

What is abnormal movement?

Overview. The term “movement disorders” refers to a group of nervous system (neurological) conditions that cause abnormal increased movements, which may be voluntary or involuntary. Movement disorders can also cause reduced or slow movements.

Can involuntary movements go away?

Uncontrollable movements in one or more areas of the body may quickly subside in some cases. In others, these movements are an ongoing problem and may worsen over time.

How do you test for movement disorders?

How are movement disorders diagnosed and evaluated?

  1. blood tests.
  2. lumbar puncture to analyze the cerebrospinal fluid.
  3. electromyography to measure the electrical impulses along nerves, nerve roots and muscle tissue.
  4. electroencephalogram (EEG) to check the electrical activity of the brain.

How do I find a movement disorder specialist?

Finding a Movement Disorder Specialist in Your Area. The healthcare team of an individual with Parkinson’s disease (PD) can have a variety of different specialists. Primary care providers, neurologists, physical or occupational therapists, mental health providers, and more can all be a part of the team.

Where can I get help for movement disorders?

Movement Disorders Program Location: University of Calgary – Health Sciences Centre Provides assessments, treatments, and recommendations for people with movement disorders. Provides clinical care for patients with movement disorders, including:

Where is the University of Calgary Medical Clinic?

We are located in the University of Calgary Medical Clinic (UCMC, Area 3) adjoining the Foothills Hospital in northwest Calgary.

Where can I get help for Tourette syndrome in Alberta?

Currently, the only specialized clinics for children with Tourette syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder in Alberta are in Calgary at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, resulting in a provincial service delivery gap.

What are the different types of movement disorders?

Movement Disorders involve problems with too much or too little movement because of neurological conditions. Some of these disorders are familiar, such as Parkinson’s disease, but there are many others: Dystonia, tremor, Myoclonus, tics, ataxia and other inherited conditions.