Conditions Treated

Conditions Treated

The Swedish movement disorder specialists treat adults and children with many different types of movement disorders, such as:

Dystonia

Dystonia is a condition of the central nervous system that causes involuntary muscle contractions. These movements often cause muscle tension, pulling, twisting and contortion of the arms, legs, head and neck, and/or face. Dystonia has many different causes and can affect both children and adults.

Essential tremor (ET)

Essential tremor is the most common type of movement disorder. It is more common as we age, and also may be inherited.

Symptoms of essential tremor may include rhythmic oscillations of your arms, hands, head or trunk, and possibly voice quivering, usually occurs with action and movement, rather than when you are at rest.

Parkinson’s disease (PD)

Parkinson’s disease is a type of neurological disorder. It develops when the dopamine-producing brain cells no longer manufacture this important substance, which promotes normal brain function.

Symptoms may include tremor, stiffness, slowness and balance problems.

Contact Information

Movement Disorders
550 17th Avenue
Suite 540
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-320-5331
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For Patients and Families

Ongoing classes and programs for patients with movement disorders, their caregivers or family members.

Yoga for Parkinson's Patients

Parkinson's Disease Support Group

Essential Tremor Support Group

Special Event: Parkinson's Disease Educational Forum

 


How you can help


Swedish is constantly working to ensure patients with debilitating neurological disorders have access to the best treatment options, the latest technology, and state-of-the-art facilities.

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