Genetic Counseling and Testing for Movement Disorders

The decision to have genetic testing for movement disorders is often difficult. But finding the right care team can make the decision easier for you and your family. The Movement Disorders Genetics Clinic, part of the Northwestern Medicine Neurogenetics Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, offers genetic testing and counseling for adults and children with movement disorders.

As one of few clinics in Illinois serving both adults and children with movement disorders, and one of the only clinics in Chicago with a full-time genetic counselor on staff, our dedicated team includes experts in the fields of neurology and genetics, including specially trained neurologists, geneticists, genetic counselors and nurses. We offer:

  • Expert clinical evaluations and diagnoses
  • Genetic counseling
  • Genetic testing
  • Family planning and prenatal testing
  • Comprehensive treatment planning for movement disorders

Our experts will provide you with the education and support you need to make an informed decision about genetic testing. If you choose to undergo genetic testing, our experts will work with you and your family to ensure you understand the implications of any findings. If necessary, we will also help you determine next steps. No matter what your tests conclude, we will be with you every step of the way.


Meet the Team

Northwestern Medicine offers comprehensive genetic testing and counseling for patients with neurological conditions. Meet the Team
Downtown Chicago