We treat Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders by collaborating with patients and their families to best meet the needs of each individual. Treatments and services may include:
UCI Health also offers a neurogenetics program, which aims to determine genetic causes of nerve and brain disorders, including ataxia, Huntington's disease and other movement disorders. The neurogenetics team provides a personalized approach to each patient to pinpoint genetic causes of inherited diseases.
Parkinson's Wellness Program
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 about our Parkinson's wellness classes ›
Parkinson's Support Group
We also sponsor a support group for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and those who support them. The group is designed to share information, provide support and gain knowledge to help patients and their loved ones better face the challenges posed by Parkinson's disease.
These free meetings are held every other month via Zoom. Learn more about the Parkinson's support group ›
The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders team diagnoses and treats the following conditions:
- 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)
For more information or to make an appointment with a movement disorders specialist, call 714-456-7720.
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, email our Center for Clinical Research at CCREnrollment@uci.edu or call 949-824-9320.
Our team also belongs to several national and international research consortiums on movement disorders, including:
Our UCI Health Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders team includes:
Movement disorder neurologists
Medical genetics and genomics
To make an appointment with our movement disorders specialists, call 714-456-7720.