Welcome to Finnish Movement Disorders Association's website!

Finnish Movement Disorders Association is a national advocacy group for people and relatives of those diagnosed with movement disorders.

The Association operates for the benefit of people suffering from Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, Huntington’s disease, atypical Parkinsonian disorders, and from other movement disorders, as well as their relatives. We work in cooperation with member associations and their volunteers.

Finnish Movement Disorders Association

  • highlights the service needs of those suffering from movement disorders and their relatives through communication and advocacy work in cooperation networks:
  • promotes the implementation and development of treatment and rehabilitation:
  • offers advisory and support services free of charge:
  • organises and develops group course activities on adaptation support:
  • produces information on movement disorders and their treatment, and:
  • supports and develops voluntary activities.

The Association includes 23 member associations: 20 local associations on Parkinson’s disease, together with the Finnish Dystonia Association, the Finnish Huntington Association, and the Essential Tremor Ry. In total, about 100 peer support groups are operating under the associations. The estimated total number of members across all associations is 7500.

Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations (STEA) is the most important funder for Finnish Movement Disorders Association.

Finnish Movement Disorders Association was originally founded as an advocacy group for people suffering from Parkinson’s disease in Kuopio, 1984. The Association moved to Turku in 1990. In 1997, the Finnish Huntington Association joined the Association, followed by the Finnish Dystonia Association in 1998. People suffering from essential tremors founded their own association, the Essential Tremor ry under the Finnish Movement Disorders Association in 2021.

The Association’s central office is in Turku, while the local offices are located in Helsinki, Kuopio, Oulu, and Tampere.

The registered Finnish name of the Association is ‘Liikehäiriösairauksien liitto,’ and the Swedish name is ‘Förbundet för rörelsestörningssjukdomar’.