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The UNC Movement Disorders Center provides the following services for their patients:

  • A state-of-the-art program for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) therapy (implantation and subsequent programming).
  • Neuropsychological evaluation for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.
  • A monthly botulinum toxin clinic specializing in the treatment of cervical dystonia (spasmodic torticollis), blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, cranial dystonia, focal limb dystonia, writer’s cramp, and drooling.
  • Genetic counseling for patients with movement disorders and their families.
  • Referral to Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation services (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy with Lee Silverman voice technique).
  • Bimonthly comprehensive movement disorders team meetings where we discuss individual treatment care plans for our patients.
  • A monthly comprehensive interdisciplinary clinic for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
  • Clinical research trials
  • Outreach services to teach the physician community and the lay community about the latest advances in movement disorder research and to assist local support groups in area of movement disorders.
  • Autonomic testing