Movement Disorders Clinic

The Movement Disorders Clinic is devoted to care and research for patients with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. These include Parkinsonism, progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, tremor (including essential tremor), dystonia, Tourette's syndrome and other tic disorders, Huntington's disease, myoclonus, restless legs syndrome and spasticity. Although these disorders by definition cause problems with movement, they affect much more, including thinking, emotion, behavior and the autonomic nervous system (which regulates blood pressure, heart rate, and urination, etc.). Our team evaluates and treats all these aspects and tries to maximize the quality of our patients' lives.

Patients can be either self-referred or physician-referred, but we prefer greatly to work as a team with your primary care and other physicians to make sure you're getting the benefits of cooperation and synergy from all healthcare providers.


Treatments

We use the latest treatments including medications, botulinum toxin (Botox), deep brain stimulation and intrathecal administration of baclofen and physical therapy. Our clinical trial program for investigation treatment is also very active. We employ the latest in technology for treatment and evaluation, yet try to incorporate the tried-and-true method of diligently listening to our patients and their families, and examining them carefully. Our team approach involves neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, physical therapists, speech therapists and others as appropriate.


Renowned Expert to Lead Movement Disorders Clinic
William G. Ondo, MD

William G. Ondo, M.D., is joining the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute as the director of the Movement Disorders Clinic. Ondo has been in practice for nearly 20 years and specializes in diagnosis, treatment and research of Parkinson’s disease, essential tremors, and the use of botulinum toxins in treating movement disorders, and restless legs syndrome. Read More

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Movement Disorders Clinic 6560 Fannin St., Suite 802
Houston, TX 77030
713.441.3780