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Movement disorders

at Princess Alexandra Hospital

The Movement Disorders Team is committed to providing wholistic and longitudinal care of patients with movement disorders and undergoing surgical treatment for movement disorders.  This includes outpatient clinics, inpatient care at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, and our Nurse Navigation services and Movement Disorders Hotline.

We offer specialist care for Neurological Movement Disorders including:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Essential tremor
  • Dystonia and dystonic tremor
  • Drug induced movement disorders
  • Ataxia
  • Functional movement disorders
  • Genetic movement disorders
  • Undiagnosed or rare causes of movement disorders

Our current services 

  • Public specialist movement disorders clinics with the Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Public specialist movement disorder Nurse Navigator clinics
  • Inpatient care at the Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Deep Brain Stimulator Surgery for treatment of movement disorders
  • Gamma Knife® for treatment of essential tremor
  • Apomorphine infusions for Parkinson’s disease

Research

The Movement Disorders Team participates in international and local clinical trials for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.  If you are interested in participating in research, then please let you Doctor know during your appointment.

Clinic locations 

We have clinics at three locations under the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Metro South Health.
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital, Level 2, 2C Outpatient department, 199 Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
    • Tuesday afternoon: Movement Disorders Nurse clinics
  • ROPART Building, Mater Hospital Campus, Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane QLD 4101
    • Monday afternoon: Movement, Cognition and DBS programming clinics
  • Wynnum-Manly Community Health Centre, Gundu Pa, 20 New Lindum Rd, Wynnum west QLD 4176
    • Friday all day: Movement Disorders Clinics

Resources 

Medication information brochure

Information on Parkinson's Disease and treatments 

Information on essential tremor and tremor treatments

Information on Dystonia

External information on Functional Neurological Disorders

Appointment enquiries

Please call the Princess Alexandra Hospital switchboard on (07) 3176 2111 and ask to be put through to the Neurology Outpatient Department. 

For current patient enquiries regarding medications or other issues please contact the Movement Disorders Hotline (weekdays, 8:00am-4:00pm) by emaling anna.nolan2@health.qld.gov.au, or calling 07 3176 4246.
 

Patient referrals

To refer patients to the Movement Disorders Clinic at the Princess Alexandra Hospital pleae access the online referral hub. Please note that we are only able to see patients that live within the Metro South catchment area. 

If you would like to talk with one of our doctors they can be contacted through the Princess Alexandra Hospital switch at 07 3176 2111.

Our specialist nurse can be contacted about current patients of the Movement Disorders Team on the Movement Disorder Hotline (weekdays 8:00am-4:00pm) at Anna.Nolan2@health.qld.gov.au, or 07 3176 4246.

Last updated 9 July 2019
Last reviewed 9 July 2019