Services & Specialties
Movement Disorders

Diagnosis and Treatment for Movement Disorders

The Movement Disorder Clinic specializes in evaluating, diagnosing and treating infants, children and adolescents with ataxia, athetosis, ballism, chorea, drug-induced movement disorders, dystonia, functional movement disorders, parkinsonism, paroxysmal movement disorders, stereotypies, tic disorders, and tremor.

Movement disorders interfere with planning and carrying out voluntary and automatic movements, usually due to a problem in movement areas of the brain. These can be disorders of brain function or diseases where the brain is degenerating over time.

The Movement Disorder Clinic emphasizes diagnosis and treatment. In some cases, the diagnostic process is complex, involving brain imaging, genetics, and other technologies. We also provide second opinions. We offer treatment for the full spectrum of movement disorders and co-manage many cognitive and emotional symptoms of these conditions. We work closely with psychologists and psychiatrists at Cincinnati Children's and in the community.

The Movement Disorder Clinic has an active research program to understand the causes and find better treatments for these conditions.

Dystonia and Surgical Movement Disorders Clinic

Our Dystonia and Surgical Movement Disorders Clinic specializes in evaluating, diagnosing and treating children, adolescents and adults with movement disorders, especially dystonia.

Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder Clinic

Our Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder Clinic specializes in evaluating, diagnosing and treating children, adolescents and adults with repetitive movements including tics and stereotypies.

Books From Our Faculty

The third edition of Movement Disorders in Childhood provides the most up-to-date information about diseases and disorders affecting motor control. Co-author Donald Gilbert, MD, MS, is Director of the Movement Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome Clinics.