About NSTA - National Spasmodic Torticollis Association

Dystonia Support & Advocacy Group of San Diego County Meeting

11 Aug

Date: Saturday, 1/8/22Time: 1-3:00 p.m. Pacific timeTOPIC: ” Sharing/Discussion Meeting “ Anyone interested can contact me for the zoom log-in information at leader@dystoniaofsandiego.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/dystoniaofsandiego    Martha Murphy – Leader/Founder, Dystonia Support & Advocacy Group of San Diego CountyDMRF Pacific/Northwest Regional CoordinatorDMRF Brain Bank LiaisonPhone: 619-582-1961E-mail: mmurphy582@gmail.comGroup website: www.dystoniaofsandiego.comDMRF website: www.dystonia-foundation.orgNSDA website: www.dysphonia.orgGroup Facebook: www.facebook.com/dystoniaofsandiego

NSTA Online Support and Presentation

11 Aug

The NSTA is about to embark on a whole new journey as we continue to support its mission to provide information and support to people whose life has been affected by spasmodic torticollis and cervical dystonia. The NSTA will start hosting online support group meetings and presentations starting in October. The meetings will be hosted […]

An announcement from the Brain Awareness Week Campaign Headquarters

11 Mar

Dear Brain Awareness Week Partners, Brain Awareness Week—March 15-21—is less than two months away, and we’re looking forward to hearing how you plan to celebrate in your community! Partners can now log in to the Brain Awareness Week website to post your event information on the Calendar of Events. With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to […]

2019 NSTA Symposium – Saturday, Nov. 16th and Sunday, Nov. 17th

19 Aug

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT SPASMODIC TORTICOLLIS/CERVICAL DYSTONIA? The NSTA Symposium is Back! It is with a grateful thank you to the generous donations from Diane Truong, the late emeritus board member Bob Farmer, and from our sponsors Allergan Inc., Ipsen, MedTronics and US WorldMeds LLC, that we are proud to host our first symposium […]

In praise of Jean-Pierre Bleton’s approach to the rehabilitation of cervical dystonia and on its complementarity with botulinum toxin injections – by Matthieu, Paris, France

17 Apr

37-year old patient with cervical dystonia Original story published on https://amadys.fr/temoignage/temoignage-de-m-adherent-dystonie-cervicale-se-reeduquer-apprendre-a-bien-vivre-maladie/ Having worked for several years as both a tour guide and a teacher in Paris, while pursuing my PhD in art history, I was diagnosed last year at the age of 36 with cervical dystonia. Receiving this diagnosis – which came, fortunately enough, only […]

Reinvigorating Your Recovery Through Art Therapy – by Jane Hilton, Freelance Writer

17 Apr

Physical therapy can be trying, even if you remind yourself that each exercise you do is another step towards your recovery. When your body doesn’t want to cooperate with you, it can be easy to grow bored with your prescribed exercises. With only 11.7 million adults attending necessary physical therapy in 2011, it makes sense […]

4th International Congress on Treatment of Dystonia, May 08-11, 2019, Hannover, Germany​

26 Nov

The 4th International Congress on Treatment of Dystonia 2019 covers topics such as: Teatment of Dystonia Dystonia Deep brain Stimulation Dystonias are amongst the most common movement disorders. Botulinum toxin and deep brain stimulation have revolutionized their therapy. However, there are still considerable unmet therapeutic needs. This was the reason to organise an International Congress […]

Tired of Your Cervical Dystonia? ASPEN Research Study Now Enrolling

19 Nov

Is your cervical dystonia medication wearing off too soon, with the pain returning? You’re not alone. A Phase 3 global research study called ASPEN, sponsored by Revance, needs people aged 18 to 80 who have been diagnosed with isolated cervical dystonia and who haven’t had a botulinum toxin injection within the previous 14 weeks. The […]