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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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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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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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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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Tardive dyskinesia information | myVMC

Tardive dyskinesia is a movement disorder associated with the use of antipsychotic medications. Symptoms typically cease with medication withdrawal.

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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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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.

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Mad cow disease (Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease) information | myVMC

Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy; BSE) causes dementia and movement disorders. One cause is eating beef contaminated with BSE.

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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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