The VCU Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center strives to provide a seamless experience for the movement disorders community by providing access to clinicians from a variety of disciplines in one location. You may be referred by your doctor or you may directly make an appointment for yourself or a family member.
We offer evaluation and care for the full spectrum of movement disorders, including Parkinson's Disease.
What is Parkinson's Disease?
Parkinson’s disease (PD) stems from a widespread brain disease process that is mostly sporadic, or irregular, but in a small minority of cases is due to one of several gene mutations. PD presents in most patients as a movement disorder with tremor, stiffness of muscles, slowness of actions and balance impairments. Over the course of the disease individuals can also experience mood problems, sleep problems, memory and thinking problems, low blood pressure, urinary and gastrointestinal symptoms.
Movement symptoms in PD are managed with drugs and deep brain stimulation. There are many effective treatments for the other problems experienced by PD patients.
Positive findings in the laboratory have moved new therapies into clinical testing, taking our research from bench to bedside. The VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center encourages PD patients to participate in our clinical studies.
Make an Appointment
Please call (804) 360-4669 to schedule an appointment.