Neurology/Movement Disorder Clinic
Movement Disorder is a term that commonly refers to the abnormal, uncontrolled movements of the arms, hands, head, neck and legs that can cause difficulty with walking, talking, or completing other simple daily tasks. Patients often display tremors or difficulty rising from a chair, activities may take longer than normal to complete and there may be some stiffness or slowness when walking. Others patients present by speaking too softly or notice a sudden change handwriting or the patient’s face may lack expression or animation. Parkinson’s disease is just one example of a neurological movement disorder; others include Essential Tremor, Huntington’s disease, Tourette’s, ALS, PSP and Dystonias.
While there is no known cure for these disorders at The Neurology and Pain Specialty Center we are focused on diagnosing and providing comprehensive disease management plans that may include medication management, diet and nutrition, exercise/fitness classes, physical/occupational/speech therapy, surgical therapy options as well as patient and caregiver support groups.
Key Neurology Clinic Staff
Kenneth P. Martinez, M.D.
Sharon Pascua, O.T. R./L
Director of Psychotherapy
Allison Smith, M.A., LMFT #90288