Motor System Disorders

The term motor disorders refer to a group of disorders caused by the malfunctions or damage of the nervous system which results in involuntary or uncontrollable movements or actions of the body.  These disorders manifest lack of movement coordination or an excess of involuntary movement.

Symptoms of motor disorders include

  • Tremors
  • Gait problems
  • Spasms and dystonia
  • Spasticity
  • Cognitive and behavioral problems
  • Swallowing and speaking difficulties

Pathological changes in certain areas of the brain are the foremost causes of most motor disorders. Besides that it could also cause due to some chronic diseases such as overactive thyroid, Iron deficiency, Neurodegenerative conditions etc.Some of the inherited genetic defects also lead to onset of motor disorders.



  • Motor neuron disease (MND)
  • Ataxia
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Spasticity
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Wilson's Disease
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Deep brain stimulation