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Functional Movement Disorders

Functional movement disorders (FMDs) are syndromes defined by the occurrence of abnormal involuntary movements that are not aligned with a known neurologic cause.

The Northwestern Medicine Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Clinic aims to help you control your symptoms and improve your quality of life through:

  • Diagnosis of a movement disorder
  • Medical management of Parkinson's disease and movement disorders
  • Specialized care for rare movement disorders
  • Second opinions regarding a diagnosis
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
  • Education and support groups
  • Exercise therapy
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Genetic testing and counseling
  • Research-based treatments
  • Botulinum toxin
  • Palliative care

Visit the Movement Disorders Clinic Meet Our FMDs Care Team

Clinical Trials

You may be eligible for one of our ongoing clinical trials. Find out how to join a study.


To meet with one of the Northwestern Medicine clinic's movement disorders specialists, call the clinical affiliate practice phone number at 312-695-7950.

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