Understanding Dystonia
Forms of Dystonia
Genetic Forms
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Treatment Options
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Understanding 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.

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.

Contact Information

Tel:  00 353 (01) 4922514
Fax: 00 353 (01) 4922565
E-mail: info@dystonia.ie


Cervical Dystonia Patient Survey in partnership with Dystonia Europe and Dystonia Medical Research Foundation

For more see latest news

Dystonia Ireland Conference

Sunday, June 17th, The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

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New iPhone App Gives the Gift of Speech

A County Louth man  Karl McEvoy who has dystonia has been given the gift of speech thanks to a new revolutionary iPhone App developed by his father.

For more, see Latest News 

‘Thinking Ahead’ campaign highlights health crisis in neurological care

17 percent of people in Ireland with neurological conditions

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Tribute to the late Noel O’Reilly DVD for Sale €10 which shows Noel’s wonderful coaching style and impact on Irish football at all levels!

All proceeds in aid of Dystonia Ireland Medical Research Projects

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Medical Patrons
Dr Michael Hutchinson, BSc, MB, FRCP, FRCPI, Consultant Neurologist
Dr Tim Lynch, MRCPI, MRCP (London), Consultant Neurologist
Dr Mary King, FRCPI, FRCPCH, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Mr Brian Kerr

Dystonia Ireland
33 Larkfield Grove,
Harold’s Cross,
Dublin 6W

Tel: 00 353 (01) 4922514
Fax: 00 353 (01) 4922565
Email: info@dystonia.ie
Maria Hickey