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Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders Disease Overview

Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the speed, control, quality, and ease of movement.

Symptoms may include difficulty to initiate voluntary movement (hypokinesia) and excessive involuntary movements (hyperkinesias). These disorders commonly associate with cognitive deficits or mood changes, such as depression.


Common movement 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.


We treat the following movement disorders:

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·       Parkinson's Disease

·       Huntington's Disease

·       Progressive supranuclear palsy

·       Tremors

·       Dystonias

·       Tic Disorders/Tourette Syndrome

·       Multiple System Atrophy

·       Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD)

·       Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB)


Stay tuned for disease specific educational workshops. If you’d like to be notified of future offerings please contact:


Lisa Damron

Clinical Program Coordinator

Phone: (858) 822-5873