Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program
At UCI Health, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, including Huntington's disease and dystonia.
We emphasize innovative, state-of-the-art clinical care, delivered in a personalized, caring environment. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained experts work in collaboration with patients to develop a treatment program that is best suited for each person.
To achieve optimal outcomes, our physicians draw upon all treatment methods, including exercise and rehabilitative therapies for walking, balance, speech and swallowing. When appropriate, some patients may also consider advanced therapies such as dopamine promoting medication Duopa and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).
We also conduct a broad range of leading-edge clinical studies to better understand these diseases, achieve earlier diagnosis and improve treatment for our patients. Our community outreach programs, including an annual symposium, are designed to give patients and caregivers access to the latest information on Parkinson's disease treatment and research findings. View our past symposia presentations ›
For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call 714-456-7720.
We treat Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders by collaborating with patients and families to best meet the needs of the individual. Treatments and services may include:
Our team also belongs to several national and international research consortiums on movement disorders, including: the Parkinson’s Study Group, the Huntington Study Group and the Dystonia Study Group.
Parkinson's Wellness Program (PWP)
The UCI Health Parkinson's Wellness Program
offers weekly classes for people who experience difficulty moving and thinking due to Parkinson's disease or Parkinson's-like symptoms. These group-guided exercises are designed to teach participants how to use high-effort movements and to provide strategies to improve posture, balance and everyday function. Learn more ›
The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders team diagnoses and treats the following conditions:
- Cervical dystonia (torticollis)
- Essential tremor and other forms of tremor
- Hemifacial spasm
- Huntington’s disease
- Limb spasticity (from stroke, multiple sclerosis or trauma)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Other Parkinsonian syndromes (including progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy and corticobasal degeneration)
- Restless leg syndrome
- Spasmodic dysphonia
- Tic and Tourette syndrome
- Task-specific dystonias (writer’s cramp, musician's dystonia, dystonia in sports)
The UCI Health Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program is conducting a broad range of clinical studies to help understand these diseases, to perform early diagnosis and to improve treatment for our patients.
For more information, please view our current clinical trials or email CCREnrollment@uci.edu
Our UCI Health Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders team includes:
Movement disorder neurologists
To make an appointment with our movement disorders specialists, please call 714-456-7720.