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Movement Disorder Treatment in Tacoma, WA

If you’re seeking effective movement disorder treatment in Tacoma, WA, look no further. Our team of experienced neurologists at our specialized clinic is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for individuals experiencing movement disorders. Our neurologists have extensive knowledge and expertise in diagnosing and managing a wide range of movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, restless leg syndrome, and more. They understand the challenges that come with these conditions and are committed to helping you regain control and improve your quality of life. Schedule your initial consultation today by calling 253-284-4488 and take the first step towards finding relief. Don’t let movement disorders hold you back any longer—let our team of neurologists guide you on your path to wellness.

What Are Movement Disorders? 

Movement disorders are diseases that affect a person’s natural movements. They may include slowed/not enough movement (hypokinetic) or increased /too much movement (hyperkinetic). 

There are many types of movement disorders. Examples of hyperkinetic movement disorders include Dystonia, Chorea and Huntington’s Disease, Ataxia, Essential Tremor, and Restless Legs Syndrome. Parkinson’s Disease includes aspects of both too much and too little movement.  

Spasticity is a special type of movement disorder called a motility disorder in that there may not be enough movement (such as after a stroke), but at the same time, muscle tone is increased causing further restriction of normal movement.  

What Causes Movement Disorders?

Some movement disorders are hereditary while others do not have a concrete genetic link.  In reality, there may be a combination of genetic and environmental factors that bring movement disorders to the surface.  We say that genetics loads the gun, but the environment pulls the trigger. 

How Are Movement Disorders Diagnosed and Treated? 

Most movement disorders are based on symptoms and findings from a physical exam. As these Most movement disorders are based on symptoms and findings from a physical exam. As these conditions are ultimately electrical/chemical disturbances in the brain, they may not show up on imaging studies or blood work. Therefore, seeing a movement disorder specialist is an important step toward the right diagnosis. Treatment of movement disorders will depend on the diagnosis (see below). 

Common diagnoses treated in our clinic:

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Additional Treatment of Movement Disorders


The rhythm, music and social aspect of dance has been shown to remarkably improve movement control for both Parkinson’s disease and Dystonia.


Food4Life is committed to accurate, honest nutrition counseling based on the most current research.

Nutrition is a key lifestyle component to brain health. Nutrition counseling can help delay the progression of your disease and help you manage any symptoms you may be experiencing.

Cycling and Other Exercise

Research has shown cycling to be a powerful adjunct therapy for Parkinson’s disease. Find a Pedaling for Parkinson’s Location at Puget Sound Neurology also offers individualized exercise programming for movement disorder patients.

Movement Disorders Support Groups

Join us for information seeking, singing, encouragement, sharing, exercise, and fun!

All activities listed are free of charge.

Movement Disorders Resources

  • We Move Worldwide Education & Awareness for Movement Disorders

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Schedule A Movement Disorder Consultation in Tacoma, WA

Experience expert movement disorders care in Tacoma, WA! At PS Neurology, we understand the impact that conditions like Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia can have on your life or the life of your loved one. That’s why our board-certified neurologists specialize in movement disorders, providing compassionate and personalized care in our state-of-the-art facility. We prioritize your well-being and are dedicated to helping you regain control and improve your quality of life. Don’t let movement disorders hold you back any longer. Trust our experienced team to provide the comprehensive care you deserve. Call (253) 284-4488 today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a brighter future. You don’t have to face movement disorders alone—we’re here to support you every step of the way in Tacoma, WA.

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