Perth Neurologist

Subspecialist in migraine and movement disorders.

Dr Julian Rodrigues is a Perth-based neurologist with over 15 years’ experience treating patients with migraine and movement disorders in Western Australia.

Headache and Migraine

There are many different types of headaches and generally they can be separated into primary and secondary headaches. Primary headaches include migraines and are diagnoses in and of themselves, compared to secondary headaches which are a result of an underlying disease or condition.

Visit the Perth Migraine Specialist website for further information and new patient appointments.

Perth Migraine Specialist

Movement Disorders

Dr Rodrigues has a particular interest in Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, orthostatic tremor, dystonia and Tourette Syndrome/tic disorders. He has specialist expertise in deep brain stimulation (DBS) and botulinum toxin therapy.

Parkinson’s DiseaseEssential Tremor

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological movement disorder that has both motor (movement) and non-motor symptoms. Classically, the primary symptom of Parkinson’s disease is shaking although other motor symptoms, including rigidity and slow movement, are common. Treatment for Parkinson’s disease involve making lifestyle changes and regular medication. For some patients, deep brain stimulation can be an option.

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Essential Tremor

Essential tremor is the most common movement disorder and usually involves shaking of the hands when certain postures are adopted. The exact cause of essential tremor is not yet fully understood. It can be treated using medication, and in some cases deep brain stimulation may offer effective symptom control.

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Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

For some patients with Parkinson’s disease, dystonia or tremor, deep brain stimulation (DBS) presents as an option that can provide remarkable benefit. DBS involves placing a small electrode in the brain, which can be controlled by a remote. Dr Julian Rodrigues has extensive experience in using DBS to treat patients with movement disorders.

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Botulinum toxin

Botulinum toxin is a toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum and can be used as an effective treatment for a number of conditions. In particular, botulinum toxin can be used to relieve symptoms in the treatment of migraine, blepharospasm, cervical dystonia and hemifacial spasm. In general, botulinum toxin treatment involves several injections into the affected area, although the number of injections and location will depend on the condition being treated.

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