The Monash Health Movement Disorders Program at the Kingston Centre is dedicated to the provision of a world class health service for people with a movement disorder, their caregiver and family.
The Movement Disorder Program at the Kingston Centre is recognised nationally and internationally as a Centre of Excellence in the provision of healthcare for people living with a movement disorder, particularly Parkinson’s disease.
The Movement Disorder Program offers a comprehensive model through a combination of inpatient admissions, outpatient clinic appointments and community visits. Our team of health professionals have expert knowledge and extensive expertise in the area of movement disorders.
The Monash Health Movement Disorders Program (MDP) at the Kingston Centre was established in 1993 by Professor Robert Iansek. Initially the program offered outpatient services only. By 1994 the Research Department had been added to the MDP.
The program has continued to grow both in the scope of the services and the range of specialised health professionals involved. The MDP has been recognised by the Parkinson’s Foundation of America as a Centre of Excellence.
The Movement Disorders Program was established to provide comprehensive management for people with neurological movement disorders, particularly Parkinson’s disease. The program is evidence based and our multidisciplinary team are all experts in their fields.
The Program at Kingston Centre currently includes:
Our expert multidisciplinary team of doctors and allied health professionals are committed to providing evidence based care. Our team members are involved in quality assurance and continuing education programs to ensure that knowledge and skills are up to date with current research.
The work undertaken by the Movement Disorders Program has been recognised by the Parkinson’s Foundation of America and has been designated as a Centre of Excellence. Our program was the first one in Australia to achieve this prestigious recognition. Being recognised as a Centre of Excellence is based on the scope of the services offered, the expertise of the staff, their commitment to ongoing training and attendance at conferences, completion of research and publications.
Our medical specialists are trained and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of all movement disorders. All are Fellows of their respective Royal Australian College. They are involved in the education of junior medical staff, medical students and doctors in the community.
The director of the Movement Disorder Program, Professor Robert Iansek (OAM), is a neurologist specialised in movement disorders and is internationally renowned and recognised as an expert in his field, having published articles in medical journals and medical books on movement disorders.
We provide many services at the Movement Disorder Program including: