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Welcome to Dystonia Ireland

The aims of Dystonia Ireland are to promote and encourage scientific research into the causes and treatments of dystonia, raise the level of awareness amongst the general public and the medical profession, offer support and information to all people with dystonia and their families nationwide. As the national support group for dystonia, we also represent the interests of our members with international support agencies and dystonia networks.

What is Dystonia?

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder which may affect anyone at any age. It is characterised by involuntary muscle contractions which force certain parts of the body into abnormal, sometimes painful, movements or postures. Dystonia can affect any part of the body including the arms and legs, trunk, neck, eyelids, face, or vocal cords.

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World Voice Day Invitation – Monday 16th April

World Voice Day Invitation – Monday 16th April   The Mater Hospital, Monday 16th April: 1. Whitty Street, Whitty Wing: 10.00 -1.00pm Information stands, chat over tea/coffee, enter raffle 2. Freeman Auditorium, Giveny Wing: 1.30-3.30pm People who experience voice problems share their stories   Find out about: Keeping your voice healthy How your voice works…

Tracey McCann Book Launch – 14th April 2018

Congratulations to Tracey McCann on the publication of her new book Recommenced: Motivation > Limitation Book Launch Tracey McCann, Pearse Street Library on Saturday, 14th April 2018 at 2.30PM Register to attend click here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-launch-tickets-43809853451 Tracey’s book launch will take place in Pearse Street library on Saturday, 14th April 2018  at 2.30 pm and will…

Join Dystonia Ireland at the vhi Womens Mini Marathon

Please join Dystonia Ireland at the VHI Women’s Marathon on SUNDAY 3rd June 2018. Every year our friends take part in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon to raise much needed funds for Dystonia Ireland. Please get in touch if you would like to take part and join us on the day. We will provide free t-shirts,…

Participants wanted for Irish Dystonia Research

Participants Needed for Cervical Dystonia Research:   – Aged between 45 and 65 years? – Willing to contribute to research in cervical dystonia?   Participants (both individuals with cervical dystonia, and controls with no known neurological condition) are being sought for research into eye movements and visual perception as a means of gaining insight into…

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