February 3, 2024

Dystonia Physio Exercise Hub

Dystonia Physio Exercise Hub is an online platform for physiotherapists where they can create individual training programmes for their cervical dystonia patients. The platform is an initiative by Swedish physiotherapist Johanna Blom and Dystonia Europe, and funded by Boston Scientific Foundation. The digital tool was launched in Swedish first and very soon translated to five…

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January 2, 2024

Survey on the Use of Non-Traditional Therapies – take part!

Have you ever used acupuncture, herbal medicine or any other alternative treatment for your dystonia? In this survey a research group from Dublin aim to investigate the use of non-traditional therapies (herbal medicines, acupuncture, CBD oil) in people with focal dystonias. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete and asks about the…

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December 13, 2023

Excessive Psychological Stress can trigger the Onset of Idiopathic Cervical Dystonia

Q: Professor Dressler, you have just completed a study on excessive stress triggering the onset of idiopathic cervical dystonia. What is the background? Dressler: Idiopathic cervical dystonia is by far the most common form of cervical dystonia. Idiopathic means that there is only cervical dystonia and that it occurs without any identifiable cause. Genetics appear…

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