Movement Disorders
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Stanford Movement
Disorders Center

Movement Disorders

The Stanford Movement Disorders Center (SMDC) provides comprehensive, multispecialty evaluations and care for patients with all types of movement disorders, including Parkinsonís disease and parkinsonian syndromes, tremor, dystonia, Huntington's disease, ataxia, Tourette's disorder and more.

The center is comprised of the:

  • Movement Disorders Clinic
  • Huntington and Ataxia Clinic
  • Botulinum Toxin Clinic for Movement Disorders
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Program
  • Stanford Human Motor Control and Balance Laboratory

Movement Disorders Team

Our multispecialty team includes fellowship-trained adult and pediatric movement disorders specialists, neurosurgeons trained in stereotactic functional neurosurgery, neuropsychologists, nurse specialists, physician assistants, physical therapists, motor control lab technicians, a genetics counselor and a social worker.

Movement Disorders Treatment and Research

Patients have access to state-of-the-art medical and neurosurgical treatments, and the opportunity to be involved in clinical trials and research. The mission of the SMDC is to improve quality of life for individuals with movement disorders and to use cutting-edge technology to translate neuroscientific discovery into effective therapies.

Resa King

Stanford Patient Story

Resa King, whose life was drastically altered by early onset Parkinson's disease, decided to try deep brain stimulation when her medication no longer worked. Read her story.

Types of Movement Disorders

Meet Our Team

Patient Resources

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