Our physicians and scientists are dedicated to recognizing, evaluating, treating and understanding the full range of movement disorders, which result in motor control abnormalities. These abnormalities can be caused by diminished or slowed voluntary movements (hypokinetic) or increased involuntary movements (hyperkinetic).
Parkinson’s disease is the most common of these hypokinetic degenerative disorders, but we also treat progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), multiple system atrophy (MSA) and corticobasal ganglionic degeneration.
Our expertise in hyperkinetic disorders includes Huntington’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, essential tremor, and dystonia.
We diagnose and treat all movement disorders, whether they are caused by primary nervous system dysfunction or by strokes or medications. We have expertise in tremor disorders, primary and secondary ataxias, gait disorders, restless legs syndrome and stiff-person syndrome. Our specialists also provide consultations to physicians caring for patients at Yale New Haven Hospital.