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Physiotherapy for Dystonia

Physiotherapy for Dystonia

Physiotherapy treatment will be specific to your individual needs and problems and will aim to maximise your potential, quality of life and independence. Treatment by our highly skilled therapists may include:

  • Exercises to improve coordination and facilitate normal patterns of movement
  • Exercises to reduce stiffness and prevent muscle contractures
  • Exercises to strengthen weak muscles
  • Postural exercises to improve symmetry and alignment
  • Specific treatment post botulinum toxin injections to maximise results
  • Advice regarding pain management techniques such as use of heat to reduce pain associated with muscle spasm
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Advice regarding positioning and appropriate seating
  • Provision of lycra splints to help control posture and reduce tone
  • Liaison with your carers regarding the best ways to assist you with day to day activities
  • Hydrotherapy treatment to reduce muscle stiffness and aid relaxation

Your physiotherapist will discuss which treatment options are most appropriate for you and will devise an individual treatment programme which will be reviewed regularly. Your physiotherapist will support you throughout your condition and can provide on-going support as needed as your condition changes.

Benefits of physiotherapy for dystonia include:

  • Improved control of movement
  • Reduced pain and stiffness
  • Improved posture and position
  • Improved function and independence
  • Prevention and management of secondary joint problems
  • Reduced pain
  • Improved confidence
  • Improved quality of life

To book an assessment or for more information please email call 0161 883 0066 .