Movement Disorders

What is a Movement Disorder?

Movement Disorders refer to conditions such as Parkinson’s disease (PD), tremors, dystonia, tics, and other involuntary movements. These are complex disorders with genetic and environmental factors contributing to their cause. 

Movement Disorders can be divided into two groups: those that result in too much movement and those that result in slowness or too little movement.

We specialize in diagnosing and treating the following disorders:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
  • Essential Tremor
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Fragile X
  • Dystonia
  • Atypical Parkinsonisms
  • Functional Movement Disorders

Anatomy & Physiology

The basal ganglia are responsible for voluntary motor control, procedural learning, eye movements, as well as cognitive and emotional functions.