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Corticobasal degeneration is a progressive neurological disorder characterized by nerve cell loss and atrophy (shrinkage) of multiple areas of the brain including the cerebral cortex and the basal ganglia. Corticobasal degeneration progresses gradually. Initial symptoms, which typically begin at or around age 60, may first appear on one side of the body (unilateral), but eventually affect both sides as the disease progresses. Symptoms are similar to those found in Parkinson disease, such as poor coordination, akinesia (an absence of movements), rigidity (a resistance to imposed movement), disequilibrium (impaired balance), and limb dystonia (abnormal muscle postures).

Other symptoms, such as cognitive and visual-spatial impairments, apraxia (loss of the ability to make familiar, purposeful movements), hesitant and halting speech, myoclonus (muscular jerks), and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), may also occur. An individual with corticobasal degeneration eventually becomes unable to walk. Read More

Additional Resources:

CUREPSP (Foundation for PSP|CBD and Related Brain Diseases)

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

Specialties:

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

Locations:

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

Specialties:

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

Locations:

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

Specialties:

Movement Disorders, Sleep Disorders

Locations:

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 Msci has dedicated his career to improving treatment options for individuals with movement disorders including ataxia, dystonia, essential tremor, Huntington disease, multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, tardive dyskinesia, tic disorders, Lewy body dementia and Parkinson d... 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

Specialties:

Movement Disorders, Neurology

Locations:

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

Specialties:

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

Locations:

Imaging & Neurosciences Center (801) 585-7575

University Campus/Research Park

Clinical Neurosciences Center 175 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
(801) 585-7575
Imaging & Neurosciences Center 729 Arapeen Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Map
(801) 585-7575
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