PhysioFunction’s highly specialised Neurological Physiotherapists, Therapy Assistants, Sports Therapists and Personal Trainers are able to deliver tailored programs for clients who have Dystonia.
Some examples of the therapy you may receive includes:
Provide treatment prior to and following botulinum injections to maximise results.
Arrange assessment for the provision of lycra splints to help control posture and tone.
Arrange assessment for Mollii Suit (jacket and trousers) with built-in electro-stimulation. This sensory-level stimulation brings relief and help where needed by prompting the natural responses of muscle inhibition, muscle activation and pain relief, lasting for up to 48 hours.
Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder that can affect any part of the body. It is caused by incorrect signals from the brain, resulting in uncontrollable muscle spasms which for some people can be very painful. Dystonia is a lifelong condition which can affect both children and adults.
The cause of Dystonia is not completely understood, but in some cases can be attributed to a chemical imbalance in the part of the brain (basal ganglia) which helps to control movement. This means that the wrong muscles shorten and tighten even when you don’t want them to which causes uncontrollable twitching, tremors and contractions. These movements are called dystonic movements.
Inherited – caused by mutations in a specific gene
Acquired (secondary) – Appears to have a specific cause such as drug reaction, brain injury, or as a symptom of another neurological or metabolic disorder
Idiopathic – No known or clear cause.
There is no cure for Dystonia, however Neurological Physiotherapy can help keep you mobile, maintain your quality of life and maximise your independence for as long as possible.
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