Abnormal / Faulty


Nerve / Muscle Tension

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What is Dystonia?

Dystonia is a Movement Disorder, the same family as Parkinson's disease or Tourette's Syndrome. It's poorly understood. Mainstream medicine has no effective treatment.

Dystonia is caused by brain damage, which makes it difficult to control the tension of your nerves and muscles.

  • Hypotonic Muscles

    I guess you could say you forget how to activate them, you can't move them any more.

  • Hypertonic Muscles

    You can't switch them off, they stay activated.



Walking, climbing, carrying, holding, opening, exercising, playing an instrument, taking a shower, using a towel, sitting up straight, using cutlery, eating, chewing, swallowing, drinking, sleeping, singing, laughing, crying, dancing, doing.

Everything you do uses muscles!

Just being is movement. Even lying still is movement. You breathe, your heart beats, you blink, you think.

You can talk because of complex tiny coordinated movements in your larynx, tongue, lips, mouth.

You focus your eyes using tiny muscles, look in different directions because of tiny coordinated muscle movements.

You can blink because of movements. What's the longest you've ever gone without blinking? Seconds? Minutes? Hours?

Get Help With Dystonia


Are you worried that you or someone you know might have Dystonia? Don't ignore it. Don't suffer alone, get in touch with me just to say hi and talk. There is a wealth of professional expertise and help out there, if you know where to look, but if you don't it can be tough to know where to start.

Here are just a few of the brilliant practitioners I have encountered along the years who have helped me with my journey with Dystonia. I owe them all so much and will never be able to thank them enough.