Movement Disorders

Director: Ian J. Butler, MD

Children with pediatric and adolescent movement disorders are frequently evaluated in the clinic of the Division Director (Ian J. Butler, MD) and include patients with:

  • Tourette syndrome
  • Dystonia
  • Ataxia
  • Tremors
  • Parkinsonism
  • Cerebral Palsy

Many of these children and adolescents have structural, neurometabolic, and genetic brain disorders that require specific diagnostic and management decisions. The role of metabolomics (particularly cerebrospinal fluid analysis) and genomics in phenotypic diagnosis is emphasized.

There are ample opportunities, in conjunction with our adult movement disorder colleagues to evaluate specific treatments such as botulinum toxin injections, deep brain stimulation, and intrathecal baclofen administration.

Clinics are held the 1st, 4th, and 5th Friday of each month at the UT Professional Building in the Texas Medical Center.

For appointments, please call 832.325.6516.