Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect your movements. They may cause slow movements, increased movements, involuntary movements or problems with voluntary movements.

Accurate diagnosis and effective treatment for these conditions require skilled expertise. Our specialized team includes neurologists with specific training and years of experience in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. We provide multispecialty, coordinated care in easy-to-access locations across South Florida and the Treasure Coast.

Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders: Why Choose Cleveland Clinic in Florida

When you choose Cleveland Clinic in Florida for movement disorder treatment, you benefit from:

  • Multispecialty care: You receive all the subspecialty care you may need in one convenient location. Our multidisciplinary approach involves neurologists specializing in movement disorders, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and social workers.
  • Experienced physicians: Your care is in the hands of neurologists who specialize and have years of experience in Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders. Our neuropsychologists are experts in assessments that help us pinpoint the right treatment approach. Our neurosurgeons have years of experience in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, placing wires within the brain with millimeter precision. Meet our team.
  • Specialized services: You have access to a wide array of specialized services. We provide an entire range of treatments, including botulinum toxin injections, medications and deep brain stimulation. Our therapists are trained in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), a specialized therapy for Parkinson’s patients.
  • Unique diagnostic tools: We use an array of tools to help pinpoint the root cause of your symptoms. Our thorough evaluations include advanced assessments and tools, such as DaTSCAN, a specialized type of SPECT scan that helps guide treatment plans. Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital is the only provider offering DaTSCAN in Broward County. We are also the only providers in the tri-county area who offer autonomic testing to evaluate for movement disorders such as multiple system atrophy.
  • Accessible services: We aim to provide all necessary services on-site to make your care as seamless as possible. When appropriate, we offer virtual follow-up visits so you can get the care you need from wherever is most convenient for you.
  • Nationally recognized care: Our team has achieved national recognition and is ranked for our expertise and exceptional care in both neurology and neurosurgery.
Movement Disorders We Treat

Movement Disorders We Treat

We provide high-quality care for the full range of movement disorders, including:

Movement Disorder Diagnosis

Movement Disorder Diagnosis

Our experts use state-of-the-art tools to diagnose and evaluate movement disorders accurately, including:

  • Blood tests to rule out other conditions.
  • CT scans or MRIs to look at your brain and spinal cord.
  • DaTSCANs, or dopamine transporter scans, to assess dopamine levels in your brain to help diagnose Parkinson’s disease.
  • Electroencephalograms (EEGs) to assess the electrical activity in your brain.
  • Electromyograms (EMGs) to analyze the electrical signals and responses of your muscles and nerves.
  • Spinal taps to look for any abnormalities in your cerebrospinal fluid that could explain the reason you have a movement disorder.

Movement Disorder Treatment

We create personalized care plans based on your needs and symptoms. Our team offers a variety of evidence-based treatments on-site so you don’t have to travel far for the care you need.

A movement disorder or Parkinson’s treatment plan may include:

  • Neuro rehabilitation: Speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy can help people with movement disorders increase their overall function. You may improve communication, build strength or learn to use assistive tools. Our therapists are all trained in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), a treatment specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s disease.
  • Medications: There are multiple medications that can treat Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. Your neurologist prescribes a medication tailored to your needs, monitoring and adjusting your prescription as necessary.
  • Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections: During an outpatient visit, your neurologist delivers a Botox injection directly into your muscle. The medication helps your muscles relax by interfering with the neurotransmitters that signal muscle contraction. You may need injections every few months for lasting results.
  • Pump-delivered therapy: This treatment delivers medication in gel form directly to your small intestine. During a short procedure, your doctor places a gastrointestinal (GI) tube inside your body. The tube connects to a small pump worn outside the body containing the gel medication. Your doctor programs the pump to release the desired amount of medication. Pump-delivered therapy delivers a consistent, steady medication dose.
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS): DBS uses mild electrical currents to stimulate specific areas of your brain. A neurosurgeon places wires (leads) in your brain that connect to a generator device placed beneath your skin. This treatment is only appropriate for highly select patients with Parkinson’s disease or disabling essential tremor. We work closely with neurosurgeons to choose appropriate patients carefully, based on brain imaging and thorough neuropsychological evaluations.
Our Doctors

Our Doctors

Appointments & Locations

Appointments & Locations

Make an appointment at a Cleveland Clinic location in Florida, or schedule a virtual visit.