The Stanford Movement Disorders Center provides the full range of care for people with all types of movement disorders. Our movement disorder experts partner with you to create a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs and goals.
Minimally invasive, non-destructive and reversible techniques that help individuals with movement disorders, psychiatric disorders, seizures, and certain types of chronic pain.
Carbidopa/levodopa enteral suspension (Duopa)
A combination of two medications in gel form delivered directly into the stomach and intestines. It is given to people with moderate-stage Parkinson's disease who have difficulties with motor fluctuations and side effects from the oral form of the medication.
Physical therapy may include a regimen of exercise, tissue manipulation, and other treatments focused on maximizing function in specific body parts to help relieve your pain.
Dialectical behavioral therapy
A cognitive-behavioral treatment approach that focuses on behavioral problem-solving in patients with multiple cognitive dysfunction disorders.
Botulinum toxin therapy (chemodenervation)
A type of neurotoxin found effective in reducing muscle spasms and pain in movement disorders, characterized by involuntary muscle contractions or spasms.
The goal of speech therapy is to manage and improve disorders of speech, language, communication and swallowing.
Cognitive behavioral therapy
A psychotherapy approach to treat cognitive dysfuntion such as attention, mental processing speed, problem solving, memory deficits, or language abnormalities.
Hypnosis has been shown to be beneficial in calming tremors, relaxing muscles, and stress management.
Regular exercise for patients with movement disorders improves mobility, muscle control and balance, as well as increases oxygen delivery and neurotransmitters to aid the heart, lungs, and nervous system.
The Stanford Balance Center is one of few medical centers in the country to offer an interdisciplinary program for comprehensive testing and community outreach.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
For your convenience, you may check in for all same-day appointments at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center through a centralized, check-in desk near the front lobby. In addition to all outpatient services, you also can access onsite pre-surgery consultations at the center.
Appointments are available by physician referral only. Ask your doctor's office to fax a letter of referral, contact information, insurance information and records to 650-723-6002. We will review your records and contact you about an appointment.
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
Bring any MRI or CT films
Plan to be at the clinic for one to two hours
AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT
To reorder a prescription, have your pharmacy call 650-723-4720 or fax a refill request to 650-725-0390.
For Movement Disorders Center information, call 650-736-0514.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.
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