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Movement disorders

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Neurological Rehabilitation and Movement Disorders | myVMC

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

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Cervical dystonia (neck spasms movement disorder) | myVMC

Cervical dystonia or neck dystonia is a movement disorder of the neck muscles. It causes spasms, tremors and pain in the neck, and abnormal head posture.

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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.

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Post-stroke upper limb spasticity information | myVMC

Upper limb spasticity after a stroke is a movement disorder characterised by rigidity and spasms of the arm muscles. This impedes physical movements.

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Spasmodic dysphonia (laryngeal dystonia) information | myVMC

Spasmodic dysphonia, also called laryngeal dystonia, is a rare movement disorder that causes the vocal cords to involuntarily spasm. It affects speech.

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Cerebral palsy causes and treatment information | myVMC

Cerebral palsy is a group of movement disorders caused by brain damage at birth. It affects motor skills and muscle tone.

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Dystonia | myVMC

Dystonia is a movement disorder characterised by involuntary, repetitive, sustained and directional movements and postures. It is a unique neurological condition, as it can be either an inherited disorder or acquired as a result of conditions such as stroke.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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