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Managing Movement Disorders

The Rush Copley Movement Disorders Program provides management of Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia, ataxia, and pediatric and adult spasticity and support services to help patients maximize their movement, coordination, and quality of life.

What Are Movement Disorders?

Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect a person's ability to control his or her movement. They can make simple daily activities extremely challenging for patients with these conditions.

It’s estimated that 40 million people in the U.S. suffer from a movement disorder. Some disorders cause involuntary movement while others can prevent certain movements.

About Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the brain that leads to shaking (tremors) and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination.  Affecting both men and women, Parkinson's disease is one of the most common nervous system disorders of the elderly. Symptoms may affect one or both sides of the body and may be slight at first.

Symptoms

  • Automatic movement
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Drooling
  • Impaired balance and walking
  • Lack of expression in the face (mask-like appearance)
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Rigid or stiff muscles
  • Slowed, quieter speech and monotone voice

Physical Rehabilitation

Improving quality of life with help from Rush Copley Physical Rehabilitation Center. Rush Copley's Physical Rehabilitation Center believes in turning disabilities into possibilities. We bring together the most advanced technologies, current knowledge and dedicated, experienced professionals in order to improve the quality of life for our patients.

Our rehabilitation team provides complete care for movement disorders including medical treatment for illness and therapeutic treatment designed to restore patients to improved function and wellness and Lee Silverman Voice Training (LSVT) and Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) for the assessment and treatment of balance and vestibular difficulties. 

Pain Management

The Rush Copley Interventional Pain Clinic provides both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients experiencing acute or chronic pain. At the Pain Clinic, our physicians tailor your unique treatment plan to meet your individual needs based on consultations with you.

Rush Copley Pain Clinic's board-certified pain management specialists are here to help you with specialized care. Our goals are completely patient-focused and specific to you. We want to help you increase function, alleviate your pain and learn skills to improve your quality of life.