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Dr. Florence Chang

Dear All, here is a research project from Doctor Florence Chang being carried out at Westmead Hospital. 

“Participants with writer’s cramp or cervical dystonia needed for research into what is the cause of primary dystonia at Westmead hospital
Age 18 or above with writer’s cramp or cervical dystonia
1 hour surface electromyography to see how muscle activate during posture compared to movement
1 hour transcranial magnetic stimulation to check brain excitability during posture compared to movement tasks
1 hour functional brain MRI to look at brain activity during postural compared to movement task”
My contact details are below and email is: Florence.chang@health.nsw.gov.au
Florence Chang
Staff Specialist in Neurology
Neurology Department,
Level 1, Block AB,
Westmead Hospital
Corner Darcy Road and Hawkesbury Road
Phone: +61 2 8890 8908
Fax: +61 2 9635 6684


With permission of  Dr Florence Chang.


2018                                                                                                                                                                                                   Attention all with CD (cervical dystonia)

Melani Boyce, physiotherapist,  Is calling for more people with CD (cervical dystonia) to be involved in a study at Westmead hospital. She is  investigating the balance and function of people with CD and starting to look into falls in these people. Please click below on the two links for further information on the study.

PICF_Functional screening tests in CD_ver_2_Apr_24_2017 (1) Functional screening tests study flyer_version_1_September_12_2016 (1)

PICF_Functional screening tests in CD_ver_2_Apr_24_2017 (1)

Please Note

Melani is now able to see patients with dystonia at Westmead Hospital. Please contact Melani at:

Physiotherapy department
Westmead Hospital
PO Box 533
Wentworthville, NSW, 2145
Ph: 8890 6500   Fax: 8890 7102
Email: melani.boyce@health.nsw.gov.au

If you live outside the Western Sydney Local Health District area please forward a referral from your Neurologist to the Physiotherapy department and you will be contacted to arrange an appointment time.

With permission of Melani Boyce



Dr Lynley Bradnam
Professor of Physiotherapy      

University of Technology Sydney 

Dr Lynley Bradnam  who is a Professor of Physiotherapy at the University of Technology Sydney has kindly giving us this link to her newly published article on gait and balance in people with Cervical dystonia. 


 With permission of Dr Lynley Bradnam

September ’16                                                                                                                                                                                If you would like to take part in this Study please ask your Movement Disorder Specialist to refer you to Dr Kumar.  

Dr Kumar’s interview with the Dubbo Weekender,   Sept2015                                                                                                                                                                                        The interview talks about the Paul Ainsworth Family Foundation, donation to fund research at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, for two of the most common types of dystonia which affect the (neck) Cervical Dystonia and the (vocal cords) Spasmodic Dysphonia .

Dr Kishore Kumar Dubbo Weekender 2015 1

With approval of the Dubbo Weekender.



Dystonia Research Study for Cervical Dystonia 18 th October 2016.

 Dear Members and Patients with Cervical Dystonia.

Professor Lynley Bradnam and Dr Alana McCambridge,
Are asking for patient participants for their brain stimulation study for cervical dystonia at the University of  Technology in Sydney.They would like another 8 people so they can complete the study.

Please see the attached invitation letter and participant information sheet with contact details if you would like to take part in the study.

On Behalf of:

Professor Lynley Bradnam,  Professor of Physiotherapy at UTS. and

Dr Alana McCambridge,  Postdoctoral research fellow, Physiotherapy at UTS.

 Warm Regards,

Kerrie & Laraine.

Letter of Invitation

Information Sheet & Contact Details