Associate Professor Terry Coyne, along with Neurologist Professor Silburn, is a world leader in the field of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), which is used to treat movement disorders. They have trained around 85% of Australian DBS practitioners.
In this procedure, one or more electrodes are implanted deep into the brain to correct abnormal brain activity. DBS can be used to control tremors, balance problems and involuntary movements. It is performed under a combination of local and general anesthesia and requires a short hospital stay.
More information on the research done by Dr Coyne can be found on the Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation site.