Parkinson's – Most of the clinic's activity revolves around treatment of Parkinson's Disease. Patients come for routine monitoring. Today, treatment for the disease is varied. And although it doesn't cure the disease, it allows most patients to uphold a good quality of life for many years. Monitoring and treatment also include Parkinson-like symptoms that are not Parkinson's Disease, such as Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Roussy Lévi Syndrome, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), and other, rarer diseases.
Essential Tremor – This is a very common disorder. Most of those who suffer from it do not even ask for medical help and are not referred to a neurologist from the movement disorders field. The majority of patients indeed do not need treatment because the tremor does not bother them on a functional level. Nevertheless, there are those for whom the tremor limits them in certain things or causes social embarrassment. These patients can receive a solution: either drugs-based treatment or, in cases of severe tremor and a lack of response to drugs treatment, a 'brain pacemaker' (DBS) implant.
Tourette's Syndrome – A disease characterized by tics (vocal and motor), and usually accompanied by psychiatric illness, primary or secondary to the neurological disorder. Most of those suffering from Tourette's Syndrome are in the second decade of their lives and the symptoms stop or weaken after adolescence.
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) – A syndrome expressed through walking and stability disorders, a reduction in cognitive functioning, disorders in bladder control and there is also brain imaging evidence of too much fluid in the brain (CSF). This is a disorder that can be treated. The cause of too much brain fluid is not entirely clear but that is what generates the symptoms of the disease. Treatment for NPH is by implanting a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt system, which continuously drains the excess fluid from the brain.
Dystonia – A disease in which a body limb becomes distorted. Alongside the esthetic damage there can be accompanying symptoms such as tremors or complaints of pain. Dystonia can be limited to one limb (e.g. the neck or hand), to one section (hemi-dystonia), or general. The cause can be genetic, secondary to another disease (Parkinson's-like symptoms), or from certain drugs, but in the large majority of cases the cause remains unknown.