Movement Disorder

Movement disorders are neurological syndromes where they may be excess of movement or a paucity of movement that is not connected to weakness, paralysis of spasticity of the muscles. They affect the speed, fluency or smoothness, quality, and ease of movement.
What are movement disorders?

Movement, although seemingly simple like picking up a bit of paper, is actually a complex process that requires activities of several different parts of the brain working in tandem with muscles and nerves.

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Journal Of Parkinson's Disease announces recipients of first Parkinson Prize

Journal Of Parkinson's Disease announces recipients of first Parkinson Prize

Parkinson's disease breakthrough seen in mouse model

Parkinson's disease breakthrough seen in mouse model

Innovative use of focused ultrasound shows promise against glioblastoma

Innovative use of focused ultrasound shows promise against glioblastoma

Research provides better understanding of how tremor happens

Research provides better understanding of how tremor happens

Engineered botox more effective

Engineered botox more effective

Study shows how series of ‘clutches’ in the motor cortex help our brains initiate movement

Study shows how series of ‘clutches’ in the motor cortex help our brains initiate movement

Essential tremor caused by overactive brain waves

Essential tremor caused by overactive brain waves

Study reveals overactive brain wave activity as an underlying cause of essential tremor

Study reveals overactive brain wave activity as an underlying cause of essential tremor

New approach holds great potential to track tremor severity in Parkinson's patients

New approach holds great potential to track tremor severity in Parkinson's patients

Medical professional offers unique perspective as father of a child with rare movement disorder

Medical professional offers unique perspective as father of a child with rare movement disorder

Deep brain stimulation found to be safe, effective in the treatment of refractory severe tinnitus

Deep brain stimulation found to be safe, effective in the treatment of refractory severe tinnitus

New oral splint can reduce tics in children and adults with Tourette syndrome

New oral splint can reduce tics in children and adults with Tourette syndrome

Johns Hopkins researchers reveal why deep brain stimulation improves Parkinson’s symptoms

Johns Hopkins researchers reveal why deep brain stimulation improves Parkinson’s symptoms

"Smart" deep brain stimulators for Parkinson’s

"Smart" deep brain stimulators for Parkinson’s

New radiation technique shows promise for treating patients with essential tremor

New radiation technique shows promise for treating patients with essential tremor

New radar system can wirelessly monitor vital signs of patients

New radar system can wirelessly monitor vital signs of patients

Vicon and NOC support CURE International to create first gait lab in Ethiopia

Vicon and NOC support CURE International to create first gait lab in Ethiopia

Study reveals vitamin B12 as inhibitor of key enzyme in hereditary Parkinson's disease

Study reveals vitamin B12 as inhibitor of key enzyme in hereditary Parkinson's disease

UCSF scientists develop new strategy for targeting key Parkinson's molecule

UCSF scientists develop new strategy for targeting key Parkinson's molecule

Exercise has potential to improve non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Exercise has potential to improve non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease