Parkinson's disease is a progressive degenerative disorder that affects nerve cells, or neurons, in the part of the brain that controls movement. In Parkinson's disease, a certain group of nerve cells in the brain that produce the chemical dopamine degenerate.
The Northwestern Medicine Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Clinic, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, offers a comprehensive and tailored approach to care that addresses the full spectrum of physical, mental and emotional challenges
Tailored treatment plans include:
- Neurological assessments
- Genetic counseling
- Education and support groups
- Exercise therapy
- Individual and family therapy
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Voice and swallowing therapies
- Yoga, massage and acupuncture
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.