People living with neurologic movement disorders have difficulty controlling voluntary movement. They may have disordered or excessive movement (e.g., a tremor or a tic), slowness, or a lack of movement (e.g., Parkinson’s disease). Movement disorders include ataxia, dystonia, essential tremor, Huntington’s disease, Shy-Drager syndrome, myoclonus, Parkinson’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, restless legs syndrome, Rett syndrome, spasticity, tardive dyskinesia/dystonia, tics/Tourette’s syndrome, and Wilson’s disease.
The Institute is a not-for-profit organization conducting patient care and research activities in the neurological specialty area of movement disorders. The web site includes information about movement disorders and Parkinson’s disease, and information about the organization.
Based at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, this organization’s web site offers patient and professional information about the different movement disorders, support and advocacy organizations, conferences, links, and educational services for health care providers.