Every other month DMRF Canada publishes Going Forward; our bi-monthly e-newsletter.
What's Making News
Mike Stroh, friend of DMRF Canada and the Founder of Starts with Me, has published a Self Care and Self Awareness Guide:
Everyday practices to improve wellbeing, promote resilience, and nurture self compassion.
Click on the link below to download the Guide Today.
DMRF Canada is pleased to announce we are accepting applications for a two-year clinical and research fellowship to support the training of exceptionally qualified physicians in preparation for their clinical career in movement disorders with a focus on dystonia and a special competence in use of botulinum toxins.
September 24, 2018
DMRF Canada is thrilled to announce that through 2018 and 2019, they will be increasing research funding for dystonia research that focuses on better clinical treatments for dystonia with the addition of two new projects, specifically for researchers in Canada:
“I am thrilled that the DMRF Canada gave me the opportunity to participate in reviewing this guidebook. As a grade 12 student living with Generalized Dystonia, I can relevantly connect many aspects of this information back to my own school experience. The one thing that I wish I had realized sooner in my journey is that when you truly accept your diagnosis on a personal level, every other aspect of living with dystonia becomes easier to handle.” - Sarah Anderson, Teen Ambassador for DMRF Canada*.
Cervical dystonia, also known as spasmodic torticollis, is a focal dystonia characterized by neck muscles contracting involuntarily, causing abnormal movements and awkward posture of the head and neck. The movements may be sustained (“tonic”), jerky (“clonic”), or a combination of both.