Dystonia – what is dystonia? How to assess, describe and recognise it.
Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder and is one of the least understood aspects of movements disorders and yet affects 70,000 people in the UK. There are many types of dystonia and many ways it affects children and young people's functional abilities.
Belinda Crowe, Consultant in Neurodisability at Great Ormond Street Hospital, talks what we mean when we talk about dystonia and practically what it means for children with cerebral palsy and other movement disorders. Along with Karen Edwards Head Physiotherapist at Great Ormond Street they will share their wide experience of assessing with children with dystonia as part of a multidisciplinary team and addressing functional difficulties.
This lecture will be of interest to anyone who works with children with movement disorders of any kind particularly neurological difficulties, and will aim to give more confidence in assessing, describing and planning treatment for children with dystonic movements.