Uf health center for movement disorders and neurorestoration uf health, university of florida health

UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration offers the highest level of integrated, interdisciplinary care for patients with movements and neuropsychiatric disorders. Consolidated in one centralized location, the staff coordinates a myriad of advanced medical and surgical services to deliver motor, cognitive and behavioral diagnosis and treatments.

During the last decade, the expertise of these specialists has made UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration an international destination for patient care, research and teaching in the field of movement disorders. The Center is home to four nationally recognized Centers of Excellence, including the National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, Tyler’s Hope Center for a Dystonia Cure, Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence, and the National Tourette Syndrome Association Center of Excellence.


The NIH- designated headquarters of the nationwide Clinical Research Consortium for Spinocerebellar Ataxias is also based at the Center. The patients we treat

Patients come to UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration from every corner of the globe and they are referred by physicians who recognize that movement disorders are more than neurological problems and that the challenges they present are more than medical. At the Center, we care for all aspects of the patient’s disease through the use of coordinated interdisciplinary care, including:

Because UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration recognizes the far-reaching impact of movement disorders on each patient’s life, our comprehensive care cuts across specialties and disciplines to address the full spectrum of a patient’s needs, from diagnosis and treatment options, through rehabilitation as well as restoration of function. This unique interdisciplinary approach brings together University of Florida faculty and researchers from specialties including:

UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration lives on a single floor (4th floor of the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute on 34th street across the street from the UF Hilton) and has over 10,000 square feet of dedicated interdisciplinary space. All specialists live together in a side by side arrangement– with clinical services, an automatic gait and balance machine, rehab services, a MRI, a swallow suite, laboratory space, a database, a tele-medicine room, and dedicated clinical trials space.

For more information about the surgical or medical treatment of movement disorders or to refer a patient, call the University of Florida Consultation Center at 352-265-8408. If you are a new patient, they will walk you through the process of getting an appointment. If you have Parkinson’s disease or another movement disorder, we want to see you! The UF Health Difference

Dr. Michael Okun & Dr. Kelly Foote formed the University of Florida Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration in 2002 to bring together experts in movement disorders from diverse disciplines from all over the UF Campus. In October 2014, Dr. Sanjay Gupta came to UF to look at the Center’s work with a new experimental deep brain stimulation device. Watch the episode from CNN on the Center’s website.