Movement Disorders

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Movement Disorders  are a group of neurological conditions that cause individuals to have irregular voluntary or involuntary movements and/or slow, reduced movements. A few of the more common conditions include ataxia, Tourette’s Syndrom, various kinds of tremors, Peripheral Supranuclear Palsy, choreas, tardive dyskinesia, Huntington’s Disease, and Parkinson’s Disease.   All of these conditions affect every individual differently. At CNI, we can help you find the best specialists in the field while creating a personalized care plan that deals with all aspects of your life (physical, emotional, vocational, familial, etc.).

CNI is home to a Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence, partially funded by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. In addition to directing you to quality medical care and robust research in the entire field of movement disorders,  CNI’s neuro rehab team is certified in PWR! and LSVT.  The team has also attended Parkinson’s Foundation’s Allied Team Training.

Conditions Treated: CNI provides state-of-the-art care to individuals with movement disorders and offers consultations for physicians caring for patients with the following neurological conditions:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Dystonia
  • Myoclonus
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Esstenial Tremor
  • Ataxia
  • Other Movement Disorders

COLORADO NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE’S SERVICES:

Counseling and Care Coordination: CNI offers a full menu of support and care to patients and families as they absorb the news of their diagnosis and learn to live with new realities. more info

Neuro Rehabilitation: CNI’s rehab team focuses on balance, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, speech and many other functional tasks associated with movement disorders. more info

Patient Assistance: The CNI patient assistance fund offers short-term financial assistance to cover necessary services, assistive devices, bracing, basic home expenses, pharmaceuticals, additional care from physicians, counselors, and/or therapists that are not be covered by any other source, and other needs. For information, please contact Peggy Hugger at phugger@thecni.org.

Support Groups: CNI recommends local support groups for movement disorder patients. more info

Research:  CNI is very active in clinical research with the hope that we will see cures in our lifetime. Movement disorder trials are currently running. more info

Huntington’s Disease Clinic: A multidisciplinary clinic serving those with Huntington’s Disease and their care partners. Rajeev Kumar, MD Movement Disorders Specialist, is the Medical Director.  The clinic participants include PT, OT, ST, care navigation, counseling and genetic counseling.  This clinic is designated by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America as a HD Center of Excellence.  For information, please call Luci Draayer at ldraayer@thecni.org.