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Inova Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center

Restoring the Quality of Life You Deserve
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Specialized, Customized Care for Your Needs

Our goal is the same as yours – to rid you of the symptoms of your condition. We accomplish this through the latest targeted medication to enhance your natural neurochemistry, combined with disease-specific physical, occupational and speech therapy. If medications are not effective, the specialists at Inova are uniquely trained to use deep brain stimulation (DBS), intestinal gel and targeted botulinum injections to improve your quality of life.

Our multidisciplinary team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychiatrists, neurophysiologists, and physical, occupational and speech therapists have dedicated their careers to understanding and treating:

Inova Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center Team

Our experienced team includes fellowship-trained specialists in neurology and neurosurgery to offer patients the highest level of advanced care for these complex conditions.

Meet Our Team

Program and Community Care Manager, Inova Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center

Sonia GowAs part of our approach to individualized care, we are expanding our educational programs in order to provide you with resources, support, and encouragement to help you live the life you deserve.

For more information contact our Program and Community Care Manager, Sonia Gow, at sonia.gow@inova.org or 703-375-9987.

Cutting-Edge Treatments

In addition to a comprehensive plan of medical management and therapy for your condition, we offer the latest treatments for symptom relief, including:

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Improving symptoms of Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia

Improving symptoms of Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia for qualified patients is helped with DBS, which is a therapy that is like a pacemaker for the brain. The tiny device is implanted by Inova's specialized neurosurgeons and then programmed by our movement disorders specialists. The device delivers a carefully controlled stimulation of electricity to precisely targeted areas. The electric stimulation interrupts the brain's faulty signals and provides measurable relief to symptoms, allowing for a significant reduction in medications and an improvement in quality of life.

Learn more about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Remote Neuromodulation of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Patients who are qualified and have successfully completed a DBS procedure can now receive remote neuromodulation care virtually by telemedicine. Our providers can now prescribe treatment settings and ensure a proper response and device functionality in real-time and remotely for those patients where travel to an inpatient clinic setting is difficult.

The Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center is among the first in the U.S. to offer this service to patients and currently the only in Virginia and the greater Washington, DC metro area to have remote neuromodulation technology capability.

LEARN MORE ABOUT REMOTE NEUROMODULATION OF DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION DEVICES
 

Other Treatments for Movement Disorders

Read about all Movement Disorders conditions and treatments

Parkinson's and Movement Disorders - Patient Videos

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"How I took control of my Parkinson's" Wayne drives 9 hours for DBS treatment at Inova.
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Bill's journey: Bringing talent back through DBS

Parkinson's and Movement Disorders - Provider Videos

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Inova Health Talk: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's Patients and Remote Neuro-Modulation Therapy Presented by Dr. Ramsey (Drew) Falconer
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Inova Health Talk: Types of Dystonia and Treatment Options Presented by Dr. Ramsey (Drew) Falconer

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