complex movement disorders clinic
Movement disorders are characterized by abnormal movements such as tremor, chorea, athetosis, myoclonus, dystonia, ataxia, Parkinsonism, etc. Often these movements interfere with normal movements and interrupt normal, everyday life. Movement disorders can be acute or chronic, acquired (brain injuries, medication side effects, various other medical conditions) or genetic.
why choose the complex movements disorder clinic at Dayton Children's?
Our patients are evaluated and treated by a pediatric neurologist trained in movement disorders. The specialist may use laboratory or genetic testing for diagnosis.
what will my appointment look like?
You will meet with the neurologist who will do a thorough assessment of your child and learn about the medical history of your child. The neurologist may ask you to being a video of the movements, or make a video of the movements while in clinic. This helps the neurologist make a diagnosis. Your child may also be asked to write, carry objects, walk or run to help make the diagnosis. The neurologist will discuss the findings with you and develop a plan of care. This may include further testing, genetic evaluation or starting medication.
how often will I have follow-up appointments?
This will depend on the severity of your child's movements and what treatment options are chosen.