Non-Drug Therapies

When a person is first diagnosed with dystonia, a movement disorder specialist may recommend non-drug approaches prior to or in conjunction with traditional treatments such as oral medications. These non-drug approaches may include physical and occupational therapy as well as speech or voice therapy if appropriate. These approaches empower the individual with techniques to help achieve greater awareness and control over the body. Feel free to ask your movement disorder specialist about the following non-drug approaches:

• Physical therapy with a physical therapist who specializes in neurological conditions
• Aquatic physical therapy
• Occupational therapy
• Speech and/or voice therapy