The division of Movement Disorders serves Butler Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. We provide a full spectrum of treatment options including botulinum toxin, levodopa intestinal gel injections, and the only Neuromodulation and Deep Brain Stimulation treatment program in Rhode Island. We offer coordinated care from a multidisciplinary team of specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, psychiatry, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
What are Movement Disorders?
Movement disorders can result from an excess or lack of movement. These disorders affect more than 40 million people in the United States. The most common movement disorders are:
- Parkinson's disease and related disorders (multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration and Lewy body disease)
- Restless Legs Syndrome
- Tremor Disorders
- Dystonia (blepharospasm, writer’s cramp, and cervical and generalized dystonia)
- Chorea and Huntington's disease
- Gait disorders and ataxia
- Tics and Tourette syndrome
- Hemifacial spasm
- Medication-induced movements
- Tardive dyskinesia