Movement Disorders

Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the speed, fluency, quality, and ease of movement. Abnormal fluency or speed of movement (dyskinesia) may involve excessive or involuntary movement (hyperkinesia) or slowed or absent voluntary movement (hypokinesia). The spectrum of movement disorders includes, but is not limited to:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Dystonia
  • Chorea and Huntington’s Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Tremor and Essential Tremor
  • Myoclonus and Startle
  • Tics and Tourette Syndrome
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Stiff Person Syndrome
  • Gait Disorders
  • Spasticity

In recent years, there has been tremendous growth in new diagnostic information, pharmacological and neurosurgical treatments for movement disorders, as well as a greater understanding of impaired motor control function. Our team assesses every aspect of a patient’s history and lifestyle to develop the most effective treatment protocol and uses ongoing research to provide patients with the most advanced treatment techniques available today.

 

Resources:

Parkinson’s Foundation

Huntington’s Disease Society of America

Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation

Thomas M. Banas, M.D., M.S.

Thomas M. Banas, M.D., M.S.

NEUROLOGIST / MOVEMENT DISORDERS

Dr. Banas received a Master of Biomedical Engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, and then pursued his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. He completed his residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Dr. Banas specializes in neurology with extensive experience in stroke, epilepsy, neuro rehabilitation with special interest in spasticity and movement disorders. Dr. Banas is the Director of Research at Fort Wayne Neurological Center.

EDUCATION
- B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, 1982 Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
- M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, 1984, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
- Medical School, 1988, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio

RESIDENCY
- Neurology Resident, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 1989-1992

CERTIFICATION
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
- American Academy of Neurology Member
- Fort Wayne Medical Society Member
- Indiana State Medical Society Member
- Ohio State Medical Association