About Dystonia

A Disorder That Stops the Music

JAMES R. OESTREICH - New York Times - Just because you’re a hypochondriac, to paraphrase Joseph Heller’s wry comment on paranoia, doesn’t mean you aren’t sick. And the brilliant Canadian pianist Glenn Gould was, in a phrase uttered at a medical conference over the weekend, “a world-class hypochondriac.” He was also a perfectionist, easily frustrated.

The Movement Disorder that Robs you of Control

The Globe and Mail - Adriana Barton - Matthew Sheppard can spend hours playing the video gam Minecraft, but he has trouble pouring water into a glass.  Like other 13 year old boys, he loves hurtling through nature on an ATV.  But when a waitress asks for his order,he blinks uncontrollably and shakes all over.  Matthew has dystonia, a movement disorder that casused involuntary muscle contractions and spasms. More

Taking Surgery to a New Level

Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION- Placing MRI into operating room benefits patients
By: Jen Skerritt

For now, procedure will be used on neurosurgery patients undergoing procedures such as deep-brain stimulation, where a surgeon implants a device that emits electrical impulses to treat tremors, dystonia or Parkinson's disease.