Skip to main content

Movement Disorders


Movement disorders are neurologic condition associated with the disruption of motor control and generally not caused by muscle weakness. These disorders can cause a range of movement abnormalities, including increased movements or decreased and slow movements.

Our team aims to provide care that respects the preferences, needs, and values of our patients and their families, establishing a partnership between individuals seeking care with us and our healthcare team. In addition to seven neurologists with subspecialty training in movement disorders, our multidisciplinary team includes an expert movement disorder advanced practice clinician, two functional neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, nurses and nurse coordinators, a genetic counselor, specialized clinic schedulers, two social workers, a clinic pharmacist, neuropsychologists, physical and occupational and speech therapists, neuro-ophthalmologists, neuropathologists, and movement disorder research coordinators.

Common types of movement disorders include

  • Parkinson’s disease (PD)
  • Parkinsonian disorders and parkinsonism
  • Tremor
  • Essential tremor
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)
  • Multiple system atrophy (MSA)
  • Corticobasal syndrome
  • Dystonia
  • Ataxia
  • Tics and Tourette syndrome
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Chorea
  • Cervical dystonia
  • Myoclonus
  • Dyskinesia
  • Tardive disorders
  • Functional movement disorders
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Wilson’s disease

Clinic Services

  • General movement disorder and Parkinson’s disease clinic (evaluation of the full spectrum of movement disorders in adults and children)
  • Atypical parkinsonian disorders including multidisciplinary MSA and PSP clinics (we are a CurePSP Center of Care)
  • Multidisciplinary Huntington’s Disease clinic (we are a Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence)
  • Tourette’s clinic
  • Ataxia clinic
  • Deep brain stimulation (patient selection, programming, and microelectrode recording), and MR-guided focused ultrasound clinic
  • Botulinum toxin injection clinic: EMG and/or ultrasound guided
  • Other subspecialty clinics closely affiliated with our movement disorder clinics: autonomic clinic and laboratory, neurogenetics, autoimmune movement disorders, cognitive disorders

Contact Us

Clinic Appointments and Visits

(801) 585-7575
Imaging and Neurosciences Center (INC)
729 Arapeen Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Correspondence

Ashley Applegate: (801) 213-0608
Imaging and Neurosciences Center (INC)
729 Arapeen Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Our Partners

Help Progress, Give Today

You can help the Department of Neurology continue to progress with even a small contribution.