Dystonia is a movement disorder affecting 50,000 people in the UK. It commonly presents in a focal area of the body such as cervical dystonia and writer’s cramp, blepharospasm. Less commonly it affects the whole body and usually presents in childhood – teenage years and follows a more generalised pattern. Common aetiology: physical / emotional [...]
Background Presentation by Suzi Allen, Senior Physiotherapist at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. Suzi has worked within neuro outpatient physiotherapy for the last 4 years and over this time has developed a special interest in both cervical dystonia and facial palsy. Suzi presented the current evidence base for physiotherapy in the treatment of cervical dystonia [...]
The first BNN physiotherapists network meeting took place the 11th march 2016 . The physiotherapy team, led by Ms Sally Glover from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham hosted this first meeting, gathering physiotherapists and neurologists with an interest in retraining patients with dystonia.