About NSTA - National Spasmodic Torticollis Association


Physical Therapy and Exercise for ST

NSTA’s 35 minute video or DVD about physical therapy and exercise for people with ST is based on the work of Mayank Pathak, MD and Jean Pierre Bleton, PT. The video explains the importance of relaxation, stretching and exercise. It also includes demonstrations of exercises and stretches. Used with our article “Home Exercises for Spasmodic Torticollis Therapy,” you can develop a routine to suit your individual condition.

Dr. Pathak is an esteemed neurologist who has special experience in the physical therapy and rehabilitation of patients with Spasmodic Torticollis. He is on staff at the Parkinson’s & Movement Disorder Institute in Fountain Valley, CA.

Mr. Jean Pierre Bleton is a member of the French League Against Dystonia and also the head physical therapist and manager of the Neurology Department under the Rehabilitation Unit at Raymond Garcin Center, located in the Sainte-Anne Hospital in Paris, France.

The Physical Therapy and Exercise video is available on VHS cassette and DVD disk. Please specify which format you would like to receive when ordering.

– Member Price: $24.00, includes shipping. ($30.00 for non members)


This is a DVD of the 2011, Las Vegas symposium. The following guest speakers and presentations are on this DVD:

Mayank Pathak, M.D., Movement Disorder Neurologist, Orange, California
“What is Spasmodic Torticollis, the Oral Medications Prescribed and the Botulinum Toxins Used” and “Physical Therapy Exercises for Spasmodic Torticollis”

Robert Chinnapongse, M.D., MS, Senior Medical Director, Solstice Neurosciences, LLC
“MyoBloc: Botulinum Toxin Type B (rimabotulinumtoxinB) for the Treatment of Cervical Dystonia”

Devin Binder, M.D., Ph.D., Neurosurgeon, Orange, California
“Deep Brain Stimulation”

Drake Duane, M.D., Director, Arizona Dystonia Institute, Chairman, NSTA Medical Advisory Board, Scottsdale, Arizona
“Information on the 5th International Dystonia Symposium, Barcelona Spain”

Kurt Othmer, EEG Info, Woodland Hills, CA
“What is Neurofeedback?”

Anthony Sims, D.D.S. and Gary Demerjian, D.D.S., Dentists Specializing in TMJ Treatment, Columbia, MD and Glendora, CA
“Temporal Mandibular Joint and a Potential Treatment for Spasmodic Torticollis”

Mark Cooper, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology, University of Washington
“Injury-Induced Dystonias”

Jamie Klien, Nia Blue Belt and 5 Stages Instructor
“What is The Nia Technique and 5 Stages? How can it help your ST?”

Also included on the DVD is the Questions and Answers Panel

Drake Duane M.D., Mayank Pathak M.D., Robert Chinnapongse, M.D., MS, (Senior Medical Director, Solstice Neurosciences, LLC) Devin Binder, M.D., Ph.D., Carlos Arce, M.D, Elaine Treichel PharmD, (Senior Medical Scientific Manager, ALLERGAN), M.D., Stephanie Kalley (Territory Business Manager MERZ) and Jean P. Hubble, M.D. (VP, Medical Affairs Neurology IPSEN).

Member and Non-Member Price: $10.00, includes shipping.