Movement Disorders Division

Movement Disorders Division

Movement disorders can be relentlessly progressive and disabling conditions. Untreatable a mere 50 years ago, there has been steady progress in the treatment of these conditions. Recent advances in our understanding of the mechanisms of these disorders have led to tremendous progress in treatments —medical and surgical – for Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Tourette syndrome, dystonia, tremor, functional movement disorders and other related conditions.

Patient Care

The UofL Physicians Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic focuses on research and patient care for individuals suffering from movement disorders. The clinic is a designated Center of Excellence for Huntington’s disease by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America and is working for designation as a Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s disease.

Our active deep brain stimulation program, in collaboration with our Department of Neurological Surgery, offers relief from painful symptoms for many patients suffering from essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease.

The motor retraining (MoRe) program, a one-week intensive inpatient program, is drawing patients from across the United States due to its high success in improving symptoms in patients with functional movement disorders. The MoRe program helps patients relearn normal movement through specialized physical therapy and structured cognitive behavioral therapy.

Clinical Research

UofL movement disorders experts are involved in research and clinical trials evaluating new treatment options for movement disorders. Through clinical trials, some patients can access experimental treatments that are not otherwise available.

Personnel

Kathrin LaFaver, MD

Victoria Holiday, MD

Laura B. Dixon, DNP, MSN

Neurological Surgery

Joseph Neimat, MD

Location

Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders
Frazier Rehab Institute

220 Abraham Flexner Way, Suite 606
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
502-582-7654