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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Dystonia Ireland needs your help! Helen Gowling, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Lancaster University, has received final approval from the Ethics Committee for her research thesis and her survey about stigma, coping styles and well- being in individuals with Cervical Dystonia The study will be supervised by Dr Fiona Eccles at Lancaster University and Dr Fiadhnait O’Keeffe…
Congratulations and Thank you to the Ladies from Dublin, Dundalk and Navan who took part in The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon for Dystonia Ireland. Many thanks also to our Great Supporters!
Brass and woodwind musicians needed for Musician’s Dystonia research: We are a research group at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) developing a tool (i.e. computer program) for objectively and quantitatively assess Embouchure Dystonia, an expression of Musician’s Dystonia (the most common movement disorder affecting musicians). For this purpose, we are seeking to recruit wind musicians (both…
Please join Dystonia Ireland at the VHI Women’s Marathon on SUNDAY 2nd June 2019. 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…
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