Movement Disorders

Movement disorders, a neurological condition, in which an abnormal increase or reduction in movement is observed, which is voluntary or involuntary. Movement disorder is divided into two categories:

Hyperkinetic movement disorders: It is the involuntary movement which hinders the normal movement of motor activity of the body. It refers to repetitive movement or dyskinesia.

Hypokinetic movement disorders: It is the slow motion of the body parts or motor activity. As it refers to hypokinesia - reduced amplitude of movement, akinesia – lack of movement, rigidity, and bradykinesia – slow movement.

Some movement disorders are:

  1. Ataxia
  2. Cervical Dystonia
  3. Chorea
  4. Huntington's disease
  5. Multiple system atrophy
  6. Parkinson's disease

Treatment of these disorders depends on movement disorders.


  • Parkinson's disease
  • Progressive Supranuclear Ophthalmoplegia
  • Dystonia
  • Blepharospasm
  • Parkinson plus syndromes
  • Secondary Parkinsonism
  • Cerebral palsy