Penn Medicine provides comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for numerous movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, dystonia, essential tremor, and Huntington's disease.
The term "movement disorder" refers to several neurological conditions that cause altered coordination of movements. While many movement disorders result in an increase of involuntary movements like tremors or spasms, some disorders may also cause stiffness, rigidity, and imbalance. Each individual movement disorder requires a uniquely tailored treatment and management approach.
Governor Ed Rendell: Living With Parkinson's Disease
Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell is living with Parkinson's disease. Governor Rendell shares how comprehensive physical therapy and personalized treatment at Pennsylvania Hospital has slowed the disease's progression, improved his strength and balance, and helped him continue pursuing the work he loves.
Clinical Trials for Parkinson's Disease
Focused Ultrasound is now being used in a clinical trial for the treatment of motor symptoms for Parkinson's patients.
Our Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders Center, which has been recognized by the National Parkinson Foundation as one of 45 worldwide "Centers of Excellence," is among the largest of its kind in the country — and it's by far the leading movement disorder program in the Philadelphia region.
For more than 30 years, our team has provided unparalleled care to thousands of patients annually. Our work is always evolving as we continue to incorporate the newest discoveries from innovative research and scientific literature. And much of that innovative work originates right here at Penn.