There are two basic types of movement disorders:

  • Those characterized by excessive muscular movements and contractions, called hyperkinetic.
  • And those associated with muscle stiffness, rigidity, or slowness of movement, called hypokinetic.

Hypokinetic Disorders

  • Bradykinesia
  • Rigidity
  • Postural Disturbances
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Parkinsonian Syndromes
  • Multiple System Atrophies
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  • Frontotemporal Dementias with Parkinsonism
  • Corticobasal Ganglionic Degeneration

Hyperkinetic Disorders

  • Dystonia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep
  • Tics
  • Blepharospasm
  • Tremor
  • Tourette’s
  • Ataxia
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Myoclonus
  • Wilson Disease
  • Chorea
  • Dyskinesia
  • Paroxysmal Dyskinesia
  • Ballism
  • Hemifacial Spasm

The Movement Disorders Team has extensive experience with the full range of these disorders.