Education and Outreach
The Movement Disorders Program serves patients and caregivers from Kentucky, southern Indiana and surrounding regions, specializing in helping them function as well as possible with their disorder, while waiting for a cure. The program focuses not only on physical aspects, but also on emotional and psychological health of the patients and their caregivers. The following centers and programs are offered through the Movement Disorders Program:
- Bill Collins Parkinson’s Patient Resource and Education Center
- Moving Ahead Program
- University of Louisville Division of Movement Disorders
Bill Collins Parkinson’s Patient Resource and Education Center
The Bill Collins Parkinson’s Patient Resource and Education Center is named in honor of a Louisville native who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1973. Located on the sixth floor of the Frazier Rehab and Neuroscience Center, the Patient Resource and Education Center provides patients and their families with assistance and information, including:
- Access to local and regional support groups for specific diagnoses
- Patient assistance with medications and insurance
- The latest technology to research and learn more about their disease
For more information about the Bill Collins Parkinson’s Center, please contact the Movement Disorders Program at Frazier Rehab Institute at (502) 582-7654.
Moving Ahead Program
The Movement Disorders Program has been a leader in launching Moving Ahead, an educational and outreach program for patients, caregivers and health care providers that provides information and services to underserved communities through support groups and specialized rehab teams.
In addition, Frazier Rehab Institute and U of L, in partnership with the Parkinson’s Support Center of Kentuckiana, provide multiple community programs dedicated to early detection and management of movement disorders. Our physicians and other members of the allied health team frequently participate in support group activities throughout the region.
For more information on Moving Ahead, please contact Todd Bryan, M.S. at (502) 561-3029.
Center for Excellence in Corticobasal Degeneration
Funded initially by a generous donation from Abe and Irene Pollin of Maryland, the Center of Excellence in Corticobasal Degeneration (COECBD) strives to improve the outlook for patients with movement disorders and tauopathies such as corticobasal degeneration (CBD) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP).
Services offered at the COECBD include:
A dedicated toll-free call center at 1-877-COE-CBD1 for patients and families.
Online access to CBD-related articles and information, and a dynamic social networking presence through Facebook and blogs.
Quarterly newsletters and the region’s first monthly CBD & PSP-specific support groups.
For more information and support group schedules, contact Todd Bryan, M.S., CBD program manager, at (502) 561-3029, or visit
University of Louisville Division of Movement Disorders
The U of L Division of Movement Disorders is dedicated to furthering the knowledge of medical professionals concerning movement disorders and training professionals in the care of these diseases. The program offers a fellowship program in movement disorders and dementia. Continuing education is also provided to physicians and allied health professionals regarding movement disorders, the diagnosis of these diseases and the most recent developments in their management and treatment.
To learn more about the Frazier Rehab Institute/UofL Movement Disorders Program information or questions, call (502) 582-7654.