June 22, 2022

AMADYS, France: Workshop on Focal Dystonia: Treatment and Rehabilitation

Since 2018, we have been organising training sessions on the rehabilitation of cervical dystonia and function (writer’s cramp) given by Dr. Jean-Pierre Bleton, in the regions, in person, by communicating with local medical professionals and their federations or health care institutions. We wanted to organise a session for the Paris area and Dr. Bleton had…

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June 10, 2022

Finnish Dystonia Association Spring Meeting in Wintery Joensuu

People from the left: Board members Martti Ketonen and Leea Sihvo-Rajala, local volunteers Paula Hiltunen and  Tuula Hirvonen (in front), board member Paula Happonen, and  president Jukka Sillanpää, secretary Taina Lehtinen, and local volunteers Jaana Vainio and Aarno Komu.  Photo: Tytti Svetloff, Finnish Parkinson’s Association After two years with restrictions to assemble due to COVID-19 pandemic,…

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June 5, 2022

The new Boston Scientific Visualisation Software: Helping to Provide Personalised Deep Brain Stimulation Treatment for Dystonia Patients

For patients living with dystonia, deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an established, safe and effective treatment option.1 DBS is a surgical procedure during which two thin electrodes are inserted into the brain and conneted to a stimulator via an extension in the chest or abdomen.2 The treatment works by delivering targeted electrical pulses to the…

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