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Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders Disease Overview

About Movement Disorders

Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the speed, control, quality, and ease of movement. These disorders commonly associate with cognitive deficits or mood changes, such as depression.

Symptoms may include:

  • Hypokinesia, difficulty initiating voluntary movement
  • Hyperkinesias, excessive involuntary movements

Movement disorders include:

  • More common disorders include Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor.
  • Less common disorders include dystonia (that is involuntary movement and prolonged muscle contraction), atypical Parkinsonian disorders, such as progressive supranuclear palsy, and choreas such as Huntington’s disease.

Our Center

We treat the following:


Stay tuned for disease-specific educational workshops. To be notified of future offerings contact:

Lisa Damron
Clinical Program Coordinator