Move, Learn, Lift up to Better Health.

The mission of the Movement Disorders Foundation of Arizona (MDFA)  is to enrich the lives of those with movement disorders.  MDFA’s vision is supporting those with movement disorders using research, education and community.

Patients with the following movement disorders and many more can benefit from our foundation:

  • Parkinsonism or Parkinsonian syndromes
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Atypical parkinsonism, including Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), and Corticobasal Ganglionic Degeneration (CDGD)
    • Secondary parkinsonism from various causes including stroke, medications, trauma, metabolic conditions, endocrine disorders (like thyroid or parathyroid disease), tumors, paraneoplastic syndrome, autoimmune disorders, radiation, toxins and heavy metals, etc.
    • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Tremor disorders
    • Essential Tremor
    • Orthostatic Tremor
    • Tremor secondary to various causes including medications, trauma, metabolic conditions, endocrine disorders (like thyroid or parathyroid disease), tumors, paraneoplastic syndrome, autoimmune disorders, radiation, toxins and heavy metals, etc.
  • Dystonia
    • Focal, multifocal, segmental or generalized dystonia
    • Idiopathic, genetic, and secondary dystonia
    • Craniofacial dystonia (including blepharospasm, jaw dystonia, tongue dystonia, Meige syndrome, and spasmodic dysphonia)
    • Cervical dystonia or torticollis
    • Trunk or limb dystonia; writer’s cramp; musician’s dystonia; occupational dystonia
    • Lubag syndrome or X-linked dystonia-parkinsonism
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep
  • Myoclonus
  • Tics and Tourette’s syndrome
  • Chorea, ballism and Huntington’s disease
  • Other movement disorders
    • Paroxysmal dyskinesias
    • Psychogenic movement disorders
    • Gait disorders or imbalance
    • Hemifacial spasm
    • Tardive dyskinesias
    • Painful legs moving toes syndrome
  • Botulinum toxin injections for a variety of neurological conditions
    • Dystonia (blepharopasm, jaw dystonia, tongue dystonia, Meige syndrome, cervical dystonia, trunk dystonia, limb dystonia, writer’s cramp)
    • Hemifacial spasm and other facial dyskinesias
    • Tremor (of head or upper limb)
    • Migraine headaches not sufficiently treated by oral medications; myofascial pain syndrome
    • Spasms and limb spasticity (from stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, etc)
    • Hypersalivation (drooling) and hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating)
    • Motor tics
    • Painful legs moving toes