Penn State Hershey Movement Disorders Program

The Penn State Hershey Movement Disorders Program is the only comprehensive movement disorders program in central Pennsylvania that is manned by fellowship-trained movement disorders specialists and provides cutting edge, state-of-the-art care for patients with movement disorders, including opportunities to participate in research studies that are internationally and nationally recognized. Our faculty members are world-renowned and have received peer recognition for outstanding patient care, research, and outreach. As such, our program represents a unique position in central Pennsylvania for patients with movement disorders.

Movement disorders represent a group of neurological disorders that originate primarily from the inside of the brain in a region called the basal ganglia and its connections. These disorders are characterized by difficulties in movement but without obvious weakness.

The most common movement disorders are Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, restless leg syndrome, dystonia, ataxia, Huntington’s disease, and Parkinson-plus syndromes. There are many other movement disorders that we diagnose and treat at Penn State Hershey, including Tourette syndrome, tics, Wilson’s disease, chorea, myoclonus, spasticity, and various others.