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Conditions We Treat

Pediatric Movement Disorders

Specialty Care for Diseases

Our clinical care includes specialized diagnosis and treatment of conditions including:

Conditions Treated

Many children who come to us for help have symptoms or diagnoses that involve multiple neurological disorders or related conditions. We work across specialties to treat psychiatric, orthopedic and other conditions, including:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – A neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms such as inattention, emotional or impulsive behavior, restlessness, overactivity and other challenges
  • Anxiety disorders­ – A group of mental disorders involving excessive anxiety or fear
  • Athetosis – Slow, involuntary writhing movements
  • Ataxia – Abnormal muscle coordination and control
  • Autism spectrum disorder – A complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects communication, social interaction and behavior
  • Ballism – A repetitive, involuntary and often violent jerking or flinging motion
  • Cerebral palsy – A developmental movement disorder
  • Chorea – Jerky motions that jump from one muscle group to the next
  • Dystonia – Involuntary twisting or posturing movements that can lead to high muscle tone
  • Functional movement disorders – Conditions related to psychological stressors
  • Gait disorders – Abnormal walking and balance patterns
  • Hyperekplexia – Heightened startle response
  • Myoclonus – Sudden involuntary muscle twitching
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) – Intrusive, uncontrollable thoughts and rituals
  • Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome (OMS) – Inflammatory nervous system disorder leading to jerky movements of the eyes and body
  • Parkinsonism – Clinical syndrome marked by tremor, rigidity and other symptoms
  • Paroxysmal dyskinesias – A group of rare movement disorders that occur intermittently
  • Spasticity – A condition that can cause muscles to become stiff, making it difficult to walk or control muscles 
  • Stereotypies – Repetitive movements
  • Tics – Sudden movements, muscle spasms or vocal sounds
  • Tourette syndrome – Neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by tics for over one year
  • Tremor – Rhythmic, uncontrollable shaking
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