We specialize in diagnosing and treating children and adolescents with symptoms of Dystonia, Tremor and other movement disorders. These excessive movements are involuntary and can interfere with a child’s ability to attend school, interact with peers, or, if severe, participate in their own care.   

Our experts can help. We have extensive experience working with children and adolescents with these complex health problems and in helping manage them.

About Us

The Dystonia and Surgical Movement Disorders Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s specializes in evaluating, diagnosing and treating children, adolescents and adults with movement disorders, especially dystonia.  These involuntary movements can develop in healthy, otherwise normal children or in children with a variety of neurological, developmental or genetic conditions. Occasionally, they may be induced by medications or by other medical or neurological diseases.

The Surgical Movement Disorder Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s is a unique program, with Neurology and Neurosurgery faculty specifically trained and experienced in the evaluation, and advanced medical and surgical treatment of pediatric movement disorders.   We are available to manage dystonia symptoms through our clinic or in consultation with local primary or specialty physicians. We also provide second opinions. We work closely with physical medicine physicians, orthopedic surgeons, physical and occupational therapists at Cincinnati Children’s and in the community to offer a full spectrum of treatment options.

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