WE MOVE – Movement Disorders Mime Video

The Movement Disorders Mime Video was created by WE MOVE (Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders, www.wemove.org) for the Life in Motion Movement Disorders Awareness Campaign (www.life-in-motion.org) in order to visually portray the symptoms of movement disorders and how these symptoms can disrupt a person’s everyday life. The mime conveys the frustrations often felt by those challenged with a movement disorder and, through his expressive performance, depicts more effectively than words often can the communication barrier that makes it difficult for many patients to obtain timely, accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. The mime also uniquely portrays the feelings of embarrassment, frustration, discomfort and depression which are often associated with these chronic disorders. Of the thirty neurological disorders defined as movement disorders, the mime video highlights cervical (neck) dystonia, focal dystonia, spasmodic dysphonia, blepharospasm, restless legs syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, spasticity and essential tremor.

35 Replies to “WE MOVE – Movement Disorders Mime Video”

  1. its very hard to have this kind of disorder. i am a physiatrist and i see a lot of this problems and providing care for this type of patients is really challenging but i can't imagine how frustrating it may feel for my patients and their relatives who takes care of them….

  2. I have always loved a good Mime show.They are hilarious!
    Mime about physical disorders count me in!
    Oh my God this is entertainment!

  3. First of all I'm sorry about your dad. Sphizz, haven't you got anything better to do than to laugh at people who ain't as well and healthy as you? I don't call you a moron or a fucktard, but I really think it's sad to see your comments. I hope you grow smarter in time.

    Let's consentrate on fighting the problems instead of fighting each other with words like "crazy ass fuckhead", that would make results.

  4. I hope this isn't what I have, lol. Since ever i've had the unbeatable sensation that I have to move my legs. It's never been a problem at all and I sleep perfectly. I also have it in my arms, slightly, and my shoulders. No one has noticed, tho, so I guess it's not a problem, and probably a tic.

  5. funny only until it happens to you. you're with your wife who sleeps down the hall because you jerk your legs all night.

  6. Wow, This was nice to see, but I now have tears in my eyes as I am a person with a movement disorder.


    Bob Shipman

  7. Hi.. Im a speech pathologist in India and am working with some patients with Movement Disorders and associated Speech Problems! I know this video is from the We Move website but Im unable to download the 'Conclusion' video and embedd it into my ppt presentation. I want to use it so I can spread awareness regarding these disorders by using the video in my conferences. Can u b please tell me how you managed to upload it on youtube? PLEASE DO LET ME KNOW! Thanks

  8. those working with people with autism should check out restless leg syndrome in this clip. There are people with autism who are so squirmy and fidgety when sitting and have to pace or run before they can sit again. if teachers considered RLS they could have more sensitivity and deal with it better.

  9. autism occurs in 1 in 150 people.
    Whatever your theories, one similar behaviour cannot be presumed to have one cause in all people just because they share a label.
    There is no research which says that 100% of people diagnosed with autism ONLY have sensory disorders and that fidgeting in that 100% is only and ever a self stimulatory behaviour. Similarly, whilst some people with autism may hit their heads for self stimulation, but others will type they did this when suffering from headache.

  10. Wow, thank you for make movement disorders available for the rest of the people. I'm a medical student and I really think you're making a difference.

  11. done beautifully with a beautiful cause. i think this is a brilliant way of spreading knowledge and removing social stigma that is so prevalent. keep it up!

  12. i watched this a week ago. i hoped noone i knew would be affected by this ever. a few days ago my mum was diagnosed w restless leg syndrome. i feel so helpless. i wish i could help her.

  13. I've been twitching/jerking sporadically for 11 months. Watching this triggers the jerks…but I have no other symptoms and I have no idea what's wrong. I am probably going to try and see a doctor this winter, but I'm afraid that they won't find anything and I will be stuck like this forever….

  14. yeah the mime thing is funny but the point is the concept is not. and for you to comment saying its hilarious is just stupid. and Im very far from being a dork or a loser buddy u have no idea what I do!

  15. Facts about the diseases are well explained, but why a fucking mime to explain them? I will have nightmares now.

  16. For those in the Medical field. This is an excellent video demonstrating what these conditions present themselves to be. Thank you for posting this.

  17. lol That mime looked so dumb, but this was still very informative. It's so scary to imagine being affected by any of those disorders.
    My aunt has PSP. There's nothing we can do to help her.

  18. @STangoFox i agree, the mime was stupid, but i got the point, my grandma has parkinson's and we cant really do anything for her either :(

  19. Thank you for posting. I am a new patient of a movement disorder. My journey has just begun. I have an appt with my third neurologist.

  20. it's sad how hopeless this video makes living with a MDO sound, but it's a great visual representation for understanding and awareness. I'm thankful that there is an organization like WEMOVE to create aids like these for us

  21. Went to visit wemove.org and can't get in?? I hope they will open it up again to provide awareness and education of those movement disorders. Please make it available to those who would like to get information about mvt disorders. Thanks.

  22. I wish you would have mentioned RX drug induced movement disorders. I contracted a severe twitching and jerking disorder that wiped out every normal movement throughout my entire body in 2008. My story is under my picture. I can no longer control a smile. I found others on Drugs.com/answers who were looking for answers just like me.

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