The most advanced, innovative treatment for movement disorders.


People with all types of movement disorders, including serious, rare, complex, and hard to diagnose turn to the RNI Movement Disorders neurology team to find answers. Our team specializes in using the latest therapies, technology, and innovation to deliver the best treatment plan for each and every focusing on wellness and improved quality of life. Our Neurology team collaborates in an interdisciplinary fashion with neurosurgery, neuropsychology, neuroradiology, as well as physical therapy, occupation therapy, and speech therapy to provide comprehensive care to patients suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, essential tremor, dystonia, Huntington’s disease, normal pressure hydrocephalus, and ataxia. 

We lead the way in utilizing the latest commercially available as well as research based neuromodulation therapies, including deep brain stimulation, high frequency focused ultrasound, botulinum toxic and transmagnetic stimulation.

Patients will not only clinically be benefited from our integrated approach and customized care plan, but we pride ourselves on our humanistic, patient-centered, treatment environment.


More than 30 different diseases, affecting almost 40 million Americans, are identified as neurological movement disorders. Movement disorders originate deep in the brain, affecting both children and adults. Symptoms vary widely, making diagnosis sometimes difficult. Causes are often unknown but may include genetic and environmental factors, injury to the brain such as stroke, the side effects of medications, and others.

These disorders, which include Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, myokymia, and restless leg syndrome, range from mild to severe, are usually chronic, sometimes progressive, and seldom curable.

Although many movement disorders are not life-threatening, they can significantly impair patients’ ability to function well and independently. Depression and other mental problems are often associated with movement disorders.


Movement disorders we treat include:

  • Ataxia
  • Corticobasal degeneration
  • Dystonia
  • Essential tremor
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Hyperkinetic movement disorders
  • Multiple system atrophy (MSA)
  • Myoclonus
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Spasmodic torticollis
  • Tardive dyskinesia
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Tremor
  • Wilson’s disease

Our clinic offers a range of some of the most innovative approaches available, including:

  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
  • Injections
  • Medications
  • MR-Guided focused ultrasound
  • Rehabilitation
  • Speech therapy



Tim Casey was the 100th patient to be treated with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for essential tremor at the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. See how Tim’s tremor was stopped almost instantly through this amazing incisionless procedure.


The WVU Medicine Comprehensive Movement Disorders Clinic’s multidisciplinary team provides world-class, personalized treatment that is tailored to each patient’s individual needs.

MRI Patient on Table


WVU Medicine is the only site in West Virginia, and one of only a few sites in the United States, utilizing MR-guided focused ultrasound – an FDA-approved treatment for essential tremor (ET) and tremor-dominant Parkinson’s.

  • MR-guided focused ultrasound uses non-audible sound waves to treat symptoms with no incisions, brain implants, or radiation.
  • The ultrasound waves are focused through the skull to create a small ablation, or burn, which reduces the tremor.
  • During treatment, a small lesion will be made in the thalamus – the part of the brain that controls your tremor.
  • The physician uses MRI images to view and assess the treatment area.


DBS can help ease symptoms of movement disorders and decrease the amount of medicine needed for treatment.

The procedure is performed with a small incision to implant electrodes in certain areas of the brain to control abnormal impulses that cause the disorder’s symptoms.


RNI’s integrated neurological and speech disorder clinic provides comprehensive care to Parkinson’s Disease patients, addressing and preventing complications associated with speech and swallowing problems.

While the majority of patients with Parkinson’s Disease experience speech and swallowing difficulties along the course of their disease, these problems tend to be underrecognized and undertreated. Prevention of speech worsening is needed in the early stages and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. Swallowing problems may lead to complications such as aspiration pneumonia.

Ninety percent of PD patients will develop speech problems affecting:

  • Daily communication with family and friends
  • Speaking over the phone
  • Professional interactions

Call 304-598-4809 for a Parkinson’s Disease Speech Clinic appointment.

The RNI Parkinson’s Disease Speech Clinic is supported by a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.


General information

We are located in the WVU Rockefeller Innovation Center (Adjacent to the WVU Cancer Institute) in Morgantown, West Virginia.

33 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Please call (304) 598-6127 with any questions or concerns.


Referrals and appointment requests

If you need to refer a patient or schedule an appointment, please call 855-WVU-CARE or send an email to [email protected].


If you are a healthcare provider and would like to consult with one of our movement disorder experts, please call (304) 598-4809 to speak with our referral specialist. You may also call our Medical Access Referral System (MARS) at (800) 982-6277.

Our team of specialists: