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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 and MedTronics, that we are proud to host our first symposium in three years in Orange […]

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 […]

2017 Zent-A-Thon 5K Walk/Run Fundraiser – June 10, 2017

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On Saturday, June 10th, the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Foundation (PMDF) and the NSTA hosted the seventh Zent-A-Thon  5K Walk/Run fundraiser at Mile Square Park. Despite the muggy weather and short shower early in the morning, we had a great turnout. Over 125 people attended the Zent-A-Thon, making this our largest attendance to date!  A […]

Our Fundraiser with a Different Name is Still as Sweet! – MOVE4U 5K Walk/Run at Mile Square Park

24 Feb

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the NSTA is hosting a 5K Walk/Run fundraiser at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, California together with the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Foundation(PMDF) . Proceeds will help the NSTA in providing information and support to people spasmodic torticollis/cervical dystonia and the PMDF raise funds to support research. If you […]

2017 Summer Fundraiser for the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders

03 May

The National Spasmodic Torticollis Association (NSTA) and Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Foundation (PMDF) is hosting a fundraiser for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders (which includes dystonia).  On Saturday, June 10, 2017, we are hosting a 5K Walk/Run fundraiser at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, California. Proceeds will help the NSTA and PMDF in providing supporting the […]

Southern California Regional Conference – Saturday March 25, 2017

15 Feb

The NSTA is hosting a SoCal Regional Conference on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The conference will take place at the Long Beach Marriott, 4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, California  90815. Registration for the conference is FREE thanks to our sponsors.     The NSTA is hosting a SoCal Regional Conference on Saturday, March 25, […]