Movement Disorders

What is a Movement Disorder?

Movement Disorders are a group of neurological illnesses that affect one’s ability to move normally and include Parkinson’s disease, tremors, Tourette’s syndrome, Huntington’s disease, dystonia, restless legs syndrome, and ataxia. Collectively, these disorders directly affect well over a million people in the United States

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 movement disorders including Parkinson’s Disease, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), Essential Tremor, Huntington’s Disease, Ataxia, Fragile X, Dystonia, Atypical Parkinsonisms, and Functional Movement Disorders.

The basal ganglia are structures in the brain. These structures are responsible for motor control, some forms of learning, eye movements, as well as cognitive and emotional (“thinking and feeling”) functions.