Here at the Movement Disorders Clinic, patients can benefit from the latest treatments to help improve function and quality of life. Our extensive research programs and integrated team of medical professionals work with each patient and family to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for specific types of movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, dystonia, and tremors.

In addition to providing drug treatment options, the clinic includes collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery and other disciplines for surgical placement of deep brain stimulation electrodes when appropriate. The clinic also includes a representative from the American Parkinson Disease Association and provides access to the Brain Health Learning Center, our educational resource center established for the patient and their family.

D. James Ballard, B.S., P.T., DPT

Jim’s chief clinical interests are Parkinson's disease rehabilitation, balance training, vestibular rehabilitation and male and female pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation. He is a member of the Deep Brain Stimulation Team at the University Health Sciences Center. In this capacity, he assesses the motor effects ... Read More


Balance/Vestibular, Geriatrics, Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Pelvic Dysfunction/Incontinence, Physical Therapy


Health Profession Education Building
University Rehabilitation and Wellness Clinic
(801) 587-9161

Heather A. Hayes, P.T., Ph.D., DPT

Heather Hayes, DPT, NCS, PhD is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) with advanced certification as a neurologic clinic specialist (NCS). She specializes in the treatment and research of individuals with any neurological disorders, including but not limited to; Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsonsim, ALS, balanc... Read More


ALS, Balance/Vestibular, Geriatrics, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Physical Therapy, Stroke


Health Profession Education Building (801) 587-9161

Paul A. House, M.D.

Paul A. House, MD surgically treats patients who suffer from epilepsy, movement disorders (including tremor, Parkinson’s disease, and dystonia), trigeminal neuralgia and brain tumors. His research interests include improving the “decoding” of movement information from the brain, understanding epileptic activity... Read More

Stefan M. Pulst, M.D., Dr. med.

Stefan-M. Pulst, MD, Dr med is Professor and Chair of Neurology. His clinical and research interests focus on inherited diseases of the nervous system with an emphasis on spinocerebellar ataxias and Parkinson´s disease.
He received his medical school training at ... Read More

David R. Renner, M.D.

In 2002, Dr. Renner joined the Department of Neurology faculty, where he currently holds a position as an Associate Professor of Neurology. Dr. Renner is the Director of the Adult Neurology Residency Program, the course director for medical school neurosciences (NEUROSCIENCE), and the course master for medical ... Read More


Movement Disorders


Imaging & Neurosciences Center (801) 585-2886

Lauren E. Schrock, M.D.

Lauren E. Schrock, MD joined the Department of Neurology in July 2009. Her clinical interests include movement disorders, with particular focus on dystonia and the surgical management of movement disorders. Dr. Schrock has a special interest in the neurophysiology of basal ganglia-thalamocortical circuits and th... Read More

David R. Shprecher, D.O., M.S.C.I

David Shprecher, DO directs the Sleep and Movement Disorders Division within the Department of Neurology. Each of the movement disorders clinic faculty (Drs. Shprecher, Savica, Schrock and Thulin) completed two year movement disorders fellowships. Their training and experience have been focused on evaluation a... Read More

Perla C. Thulin, M.D.

Perla C. Thulin, MD, has special expertise and training in the evaluation and treatment of movement disorders, including Parkinson´s disease, essential tremor, chorea, hemifacial spasm, tics, and dystonia, including torticolllis and blepharospasm, and is an expert in the use of Botox and Myobloc.... Read More


Movement Disorders, Neurology


Imaging and Neurosciences Center (801) 585-7575

Meghan S. Zorn, PA-C

Meghan Zorn, PA-C, is a Physician Assistant, seeing patients with movement disorders. She has expertise in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, Multiple System Atrophy, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Essential Tremor and Huntington’s disease. She has extensive experience with Deep ... Read More


Movement Disorders, Neurology, Parkinson's Disease, Physician Assistant


Imaging & Neurosciences Center (801) 585-7575

University Campus/Research Park

Clinical Neurosciences Center 175 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-7575
Imaging & Neurosciences Center 729 Arapeen Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
(801) 585-7575
  • Enroll-HD
    Keywords: Huntington's Disease (HD), Observational, Prospective Registry, Multi-national, Mutli-center
    Status: Recruiting
  • INTREPID (Implantable Neurostimulator for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease)
    Keywords: Deep Brain Stimulation, Parkinson's Disease
    Status: Recruiting
  • Enteric path study
    Keywords: parkinson's disease
    Status: Not yet recruiting
  • ARM-TD
    Keywords: Tardive Dyskinesia, Deutetrabenazine, SD-809, hyperkinetic movement disorder, involuntary movement, athetosis
    Status: Recruiting
  • MODERATO (TEVA TVP-1012/PM106)
    Keywords: Parkinson's Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Movement Disorder
    Status: Recruiting
  • Biomarker Study of REM sleep Behavior Disorder
    Keywords: Parkinson's Disease, REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, Dream enactment, Neurodegenerative Disease, Dementia with Lewy bodies, RBD
    Status: Enrolling by invitation
    Keywords: Parkinson's Disease, Isradipine, early idiopathic PD, motor disability, cognitive disability, global disability
    Status: Not yet recruiting
    Keywords: Huntington's Disease (HD), CREST-E, Creatine Treatment Trial, Multi-Center
    Status: Terminated
  • ARC-HD
    Keywords: Huntington's Disease (HD), Chorea, Movement Disorder, First-HD, SD-809
    Status: Active, not recruiting
  • First Time Use of SD-809 ER in HD (First-HD)
    Keywords: Huntington's Disease (HD), Chorea, SD-809, First-HD, Movement Disorder
    Status: Active, not recruiting
  • PaGeR
    Keywords: Parkinson's Disease, Movement Disorder, Family genetic
    Status: Enrolling by invitation
    Keywords: Huntington's Disease, Chorea, Pridopidine, Pride-HD , Movement Disorder, Neurodegenerative Disorder
    Status: Recruiting