Cervical Dystonia Physiotherapy Course October 2024

Dystonia Europe has the pleasure of running a training course for qualified physiotherapists in the treatment of Cervical Dystonia.

The course will be led by Swedish Physiotherapist Johanna Blom from the University Hospital of Skåne in Malmö, Sweden. She has 17 years experience treating dystonia and training other professionals. She has written a book about cervical dystonia and spasticity and in collaboration with Dystonia Europe has developed a digital platform for cervical dystonia with detailed descriptions and animations of treating cervical dystonia with physiotherapy.

There will also be a short presentation by Dr D Ledingham, Neurologist in Newcastle Hospitals, explaining what dystonia is.

This inaugural course will be held in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom and any qualified physiotherapists from the area and beyond can apply to take the course.

It is initially a 1 day course which may be followed up with another 1 or 2 day course if attendees would like to take their training even further.

The course will only be £25 (€ 30) per person which includes all refreshments and lunch on the day. This is possible due to funding from the now closed charity Action for Dystonia, Diagnosis, Education and Research, ADDER). ADDER raised the money with help from members and friends in the North East of England and we feel it is wholly appropriate for the first course to be run in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Venue: The Village Hotel, Silverlink, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE27 0BY www.village-hotels.co.uk/newcastle

Date: Friday 18th October 2024.

Time: 8.30am till 4.00pm.

The hotel is fully accessible and there is ample free parking.

If you would like any more information or have any queries please contact Gill Ainsley at gill.ainsley@dystonia-europe.org
Gill will be on summer vacation from 10 July until 4 August and if you have any questions during this time please contact the DE office at sec@dystonia-europe.org

We have a maximum of 30 places available and are expecting demand to be high, places will be allocated on a first come basis.

Deadline for booking is September 20th 2024.

If You would like to register please use the following link to registration and payment:

Register here