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Movement Disorders

Movement disorders are characterized by a group of neurological conditions and movement patterns that can result in excess or reduced movements. These movements are typically involuntary. Movement disorders affect the function of the brain most commonly in the basal ganglia, cerebellum, and frontal lobes. As functional neurologists, we can help you uncover what areas of the brain need support and customize a treatment plan of targeted neurological rehabilitation to support your function.

Types of movement disorders include:

  • Myoclonus

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Restless leg syndrome

  • Tardive dyskinesia

  • Tourette syndrome

  • Essential tremor

  • Wilson’s disease

  • Ataxia

  • Cervical dystonia

  • Chorea

  • Dystonia

  • Functional movement disorders

  • Huntington’s disease

  • Multiple system atrophy

Movement Disorders Evaluation

When we are working with movement disorder patients, we first review health history at length to help better understand why this condition developed. Then we conduct an in-depth examination to look at their nervous system and understand the health of the neurons in many different areas of their brain. We will also review dietary and lifestyle habits. Initial testing includes a full bedside neurological exam, an autonomic evaluation, video-oculography, computerized posturography, neural timing mechanisms, and lab work. We may recommend other specialized tests outside the office if warranted. Once the initial examination results are reviewed, a customized treatment plan is created to address the root cause of the patient’s symptoms.

Diagnostic Testing for Movement Disorders

  • Neurologial Exam
  • Autonomic Evaluation
  • Video-oculography
  • Computerized Posturography 

  • Neural Timing Mechanisms 

  • Lab Work

When my husband found Dr. Brindisi, he was in an emotionally desperate situation. He was skeptical about Functional Neurology. However, Dr. B’s analysis and initial treatment gave him much hope that there were positive options (mental & physical) available which no other traditional medical practitioners were discussing. The first treatment lifted the fogginess of his brain and he was able to walk better. Her analysis and treatment is definitely worth a visit to explore the possibility of a successful treatment plan. It has changed his life because it gave him hope to overcome some handicaps. It could change your life for the better too.

- Janet

Movement Disorders Treatment

Treatment for movement disorders is completely individualized to the person's root cause of their symptoms. Treatment is often composed of neurological rehabilitation, balance rehabilitation, neuromodulation, lifestyle and supplementation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and more.

Common Treatment Methods for Movement Disorders

  • Diet and Lifestyle Changes 
  • Individualized Supplementation
  • Balance Rehabilitation
  • Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Red Light Therapy
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Bemer Therapy
  • Neuromodulation
Movement Disorders | What Did The Patient Say? | Episode 37

Movement Disorders | What Did The Patient Say? | Episode 37

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