Movement Disorders

Caring for you — every step of the way

Happy Senior Father sing a song and Adult Son playing guitar on the sofa at home. Elderly father and son spending time together at home. - stock photo
Happy Senior Father sing a song and Adult Son playing guitar on the sofa at home. Elderly father and son spending time together at home.

Our approach to movement disorders care

Movement disorders are neurological conditions that cause either increased movements or reduced or slow movements, both voluntary and involuntary. 

We know that these disorders and their symptoms can be difficult and can significantly impact your quality of life. That's why we take a compassionate, personalized approach to your care.

We offer a wide range of treatment options, therapy and support groups — so you have access to the best possible care.

Why choose WellSpan for movement disorders care?

From diagnosis to advanced surgical options to comprehensive rehabilitation programs you can trust; we’ll be with you on your journey to better movement and health. 

We offer a wide range of treatment options, including medication, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy and, when appropriate, surgical intervention. 

We also have access to the latest technology and research, with a focus on helping you best manage your symptoms.

Movement disorders specialists

Our specialists have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia and other involuntary movement disorders. 

Our team partners with the Parkinson's Foundation, the International Essential Tremor Foundation and the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, so we remain up to date on the latest advances in medications, research, surgeries and therapies.

Supporting you and your family

We know support is vital. We provide a coordinator to answer your questions and direct you to appropriate resources. Movement disorders and their treatment can impact your entire family, too, so we offer support groups for both you and your caregivers. 

Deep brain stimulation

We offer deep brain stimulation (DBS), a surgical treatment option for movement disorders that can provide significant symptom relief.

Movement disorders rehabilitation

As part of our comprehensive rehabilitation services, we offer a movement disorders rehabilitation program. This program includes physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language therapy to help improve your mobility, function and quality of life.

We have rehabilitation locations and specially trained therapists across our region, so you have access to care that's close to home.

Dopamine transporter SPECT scan

We offer dopamine transporter single-photon emission computed tomography (DaT-SPECT or DaTscan) testing, a nuclear medicine imaging test that can help diagnose Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.

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