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Movement disorders

Movement disorder treatment in Minnesota and western Wisconsin

Living with a movement disorder can be frustrating. But when you have a team of experienced neurologists and movement disorder specialists at your side, the road ahead gets easier. At HealthPartners and Park Nicollet, we’re working to advance neurological research and treatment to improve our patients’ daily lives. Our team of board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons and other specialists are experts at diagnosing and treating neurological disorders and providing patients and families the support they need every step of the way.

If you or someone you love suffers from a movement disorder, we can help.

Movement disorders we treat

We provide all the support you need to understand a new diagnosis and manage a movement disorder. Some of the conditions we treat are:

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease is a progressive brain illness that affects your body’s movement. Promising research and treatment advancements are happening all the time, and many of the current treatment options can help you continue to live your best life.

Learn more about our treatment for Parkinson’s

We also treat

  • Essential tremor and other tremor disorders
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Dystonia, including cervical dystonia, blepharo spasm, hemifacial spasm and limb dystonia
  • Multiple system atrophy (MSA)
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)
  • Corticobasal ganglionic degeneration
  • Atypical Parkinsonism
  • Myoclonus
  • Ataxia
  • Huntington's disease
  • Lewy body disease (LBD)
  • Tardive dyskinesia (TD)
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Wilson's disease


Symptoms for movement-related conditions can vary greatly from person to person. Some of the most common symptoms are uncoordinated balance or speech, stiffness, muscle spasms, repetitive movements or vocal sounds (tics) and rhythmic shaking of the hands, feet or other body parts (tremors).

Because the range of symptoms is so diverse, if you have concerns about your movement, we recommend starting with a visit to one of our primary care doctors. Our primary care doctors are experienced in diagnosing and treating hundreds of health conditions and can help you get the answers you need. If your care requires additional expertise, we’ll connect you directly to one of our neurologists.


There are many types of health conditions that can cause symptoms related to your movement, balance and speech. To begin developing a personalized treatment plan, our doctors use a broad range of diagnostic tests to find timely answers. Tests may include:

  • Blood test
  • MRI or CT of brain
  • EMG
  • DaTscan
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Other tests recommended by your doctor


Our team of experienced neurologists, neurosurgeons and other specialists are experts in treating movement disorders through the latest science-backed techniques. We’ll work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to manage your symptoms and improve your daily life. Treatment plans can include one or more of the following:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Referral to psychiatry and psychology
  • Social worker assistance
  • Support groups and resources
  • Medication
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS): DBS has proven to be an effective treatment method for certain movement disorders including Parkinson’s and essential tremor.
  • Botox injections


There may be an opportunity to participate in Parkinson’s clinical trials. Learn more about our research.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)