Headed by Dr. Joseph Friedman, a renowned clinician-researcher and former Chief of Neurology at Memorial Hospital, the NeuroHealth Movement Disorder Center is Rhode Island’s only dedicated center for the diagnosis and treatment of motor control disorders. Dr. Friedman is also head of the Movement Disorders Program at Butler Hospital in Providence, RI.
The Movement Disorders team includes:
- Panida Piboolnurak, MD
- Joseph Friedman, MD
- Amy Bruno, RNP
At NeuroHealth, we are dedicated to exploring new therapeutic options for patients living with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Today’s advanced diagnostics and improved pharmacological, non-pharmacological, and neurosurgical treatments are a direct result of clinical research.
About Movement Disorders
Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect speed, fluency, quality, and ease of movement. Neurological movement disorders can be classified into two basic categories:
- Hyperkinesia: disorders characterized by excessive movement, such as tremors and tics.
- Hypokinesia: disorders characterized by a slowing or absence of movement, such as gait problems.
Impaired motor control functions can be symptomatic of a wide range of neurological diseases and disorders.