The diagnosis of a movement disoder is mainly clinical; looking at the movement and recognising its characteristics is the main approach for the diagnosis of a movement disorder by the neurologist. Therefore the experience of the neurologist is a key factor for an accurate diagnosis.
Investigations such as brain scan, blood tests do not contribute as much to the diagnosis as the neurological examination.
Dr Marion is a French neurologist, working in London and Wimbledon, and has specialised in movement disorders for 25 years. She is recognised as an expert in the field with referrals mainly from her neurological colleagues for opinions on complex movement disorder cases.
Different types of Movement Disorders treated by Dr Marion in her neurology practice
Dr Marion is specialised in movement disorders
The main movement disorders are:
- Parkinson’s disease or all the rare conditions which mimic Parkinson’s disease.
- Tremor which affects most often the hands, but can also affects the head, the chin, the tongue or the legs
- Restless legs syndrome.
- Tics and Tourette syndrome.
- Dystonia which is a muscle spasm, usually localised to a group of muscles in adults; eyes (blepharospasm), neck (torticollis), hand ( writer’s cramp), jaw and tongue, spine ( axial dystonia) and larynx with speech difficulties.
- Chorea with the most frequent causes being Huntington’s chorea and drug induced dyskinesias.
Myoclonus which can be isolated, associated with epilepsy or other neurological conditions.