Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Movement disorders

1-minute read

Follow the links below to find trusted information about movement disorders.

Learn more here about the development and quality assurance of healthdirect content.

Last reviewed: May 2018

Need more information?

These trusted information partners have more on this topic.

Top results

Neurological Rehabilitation and Movement Disorders | myVMC

Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin used to treat movement disorders and symptoms caused by neurological conditions.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Other Movement Disorders | Parkinson's Australia

There are a number of other movement disorders that are similar to Parkinson’s but have some unique features that distinguish them from Parkinson’s, these are sometimes referred to as Parkinson's-plus syndromes.

Read more on Parkinson's Australia website

Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy | Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

People with dyskinetic forms of cerebral palsy have variable movement that is involuntary (outside of their control). These involuntary movements are especially noticeable when a person attempts to move. Dyskinetic...

Read more on Cerebral Palsy Alliance website

Blepharospasm - Brain Foundation

Blepharospasm (Benign Essential Blepharospasm) Description Benign essential blepharospasm (BEB) is a progressive neurological disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions and spasms of the eyelid muscles

Read more on Brain Foundation website

Seeing an orthoptist: parents & kids guide | Raising Children Network

An orthoptist can help if your child seems to have an eye movement disorder, a turned eye or vision problems. Find out about orthoptists and children.

Read more on raisingchildren.net.au website

Dystonia - Brain Foundation

Dystonia In 2016 we held a free online webinar on Dystonia by Dr Florence Chang from Westmead Hospital, NSW

Read more on Brain Foundation website

Ataxic Cerebral Palsy | Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

Ataxia is the least common form of cerebral palsy. Ataxia means 'withoutorder' or 'incoordination'. Ataxic movements are characterised by clumsiness, imprecision, or instability. Movements are not smooth and may appear...

Read more on Cerebral Palsy Alliance website

Moblility and Parkinson's | Parkinson's Australia

Parkinson’s was originally classified as a movement disorder as all aspects of movement and mobility may be affected.

Read more on Parkinson's Australia website

Tourette Syndrome - Brain Foundation

Tourette Syndrome Description Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neuro developmental disorder characterized by repeated involuntary movements (motor tics) and uncontrollable sounds (vocal or phonic tics)

Read more on Brain Foundation website

Cerebral Palsy - Brain Foundation

Cerebral Palsy Read more at Virtual Medical Centre Description Cerebral palsy is the name given to a large group of motor (body movement) disorders that begin early in life and result from brain injuries that are non-progressive (do not worsen over time)

Read more on Brain Foundation website

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo