Pediatric Movement Disorders

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Pediatric Movement Disorders

The Neurosciences Center at Children's Health℠ offers the most advanced, promising treatments for children with movement disorders.

Children diagnosed with movement disorders cope with involuntary muscle movements in various parts of their body. The movements stem from a disruption in brain function leading to abnormal nerve impulses. Movement disorders can drastically disrupt a child’s life, making school, activities and social settings challenging and frustrating. At Children’s Health, we offer patients diagnosed with a movement disorder every existing treatment tool available to control and manage their condition.

World Class Care, State-of-the Art Treatments

Our goal is to restore normal movement so that children and families can enjoy everyday activities. Treatment options may include medication, Botox, physical and occupational therapy, as well as counseling-based therapies. Some patients may also be candidates for deep brain stimulation, where electrodes are implanted in the brain and send impulses to control involuntary movements.

Our team works in collaboration with the Division of Pediatric Neurology at University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW)  to provide comprehensive diagnosis and management for patients — from newborns to young adults. Team members specialize in providing neurological care, consultations and second opinions.

Commitment to Research

At Children’s Health, research is a way of life for our physicians and scientists. We continually offer our patients and their families a better way to treat diseases through our focus on research and clinical trials. Our research on movement disorders is opening the door to exciting possibilities for children with these diseases. Our physicians and researchers work diligently with UTSW, one of the leading medical education and biomedical research institutions in the country.

Training the Future

One of the keys to our successful movement disorders program is our institution’s commitment to training and educating the next generation of neuro physicians. At Children’s Health, we are focused on recruiting talented, driven, innovative, highly-skilled physicians to our neurology fellowship program. The majority of our training programs are supported through our partnership with UTSW, in addition to a wide variety of other academic affiliations.

Meet the Care Team