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Parkinson’s Disease

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

Visit the Movement Disorders Clinic Meet Our Parkinson's 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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