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Dear All,
you may recall our request for members to be interviewed by the media department of Deakin University to add a human voice to their media release regarding Daniel Corp’s journal article on dystonia being accepted by the prestigious journal “Brain”. Below is the link for the media release and an article in the Adelaide Advertiser featuring Margot Chiverton, one of our members and a patient advocate on the Advisory Board. Many thanks Margot for agreeing to be interviewed and for her articulate and informative comments on dystonia.
Doctor Daniel Corp is also a DNA member. We congratulate him on this research and wish him well on his next research project on dystonia.


With permission of  Doctor Daniel Corp,  Elise Snashall – Woodhams from  Deakin University and Margot Chiverton.





28 /06 /19


Dr Lynley Bradnam
Professor of Physiotherapy
(2019). Visual compensation in cervical dystonia. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. Ahead of Print.
With permission of  Professor Lynley Bradnam  University of Auckland, New Zealand.



Jan. 2019

Physical Activity in Dystonia Research Survey is now live.

Dear members and sufferers of Dystonia would you please consider completing this survey link below which has been sent to us by Dr Alana McCambridge, PhD Lecturer UTS Sydney and Associate Professor Lynley Bradnam  University of Auckland, New Zealand. Follow this link below to the Survey: 


Physical Activity in Dystonia Survey


Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:


With permission of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr Alana McCambridge, PhD Lecturer UTS Sydney and Associate Professor Lynley Bradnam  University of Auckland, New Zealand.





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
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

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