ADVISORY BOARD APPROVED BROCHURES
PROVIDED & WRITTEN BY DNA Inc.
Merz Pharmaceuticals has once again donated 100 translated copies of Jean-Pierre Bleton’s book for physiotherapists – Spasmodic Torticollis – A physiotherapy handbook –
If you would like a copy for your physio please contact DNA on firstname.lastname@example.org with your request and postal address. There is no cost for the book but there is a P&P fee of $9.00. You can pay this fee into Dystonia Network of Australia Inc’s bank account: BSB 633 000 Account number: 163 138 233. Many thanks to Debbie Marques and Merz Pharmaceuticals for providing the books.
Physiotherapists / Neurophysiologists /Speech Pathologists / Occupational Therapists. AUST./ NZ.
17/06/20 Dystonia Related Pain Survey
We urge you to consider participating in this online Dystonia Survey by Dr Alana McCambridge:
INFORMATION SHEET AND CONSENT FORM FOR ONLINE SURVEYS:
Attached is a small advert that we are using for the study, and the survey link is here: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/eVzCCNLJ8nf9k3nlIm_a0w?domain=utsau.au1.qualtrics.com
Participants can also access the link via my twitter profile:
The final part of the survey is tricky to read as it tries to look into using the ‘new classification system’ for dystonia so if you are aware of people struggling to answer that section at the end they have the option of answering “I don’t know” as well.
Dr Alana McCambridge, PhD
Lecturer, Research RAO Physiotherapy
Graduate School of Health, Physiotherapy
University of Technology Sydney
T. +61 (02) 9514 7222
Building 20, level 6
PO Box 123 Broadway NSW 2007 Australia
With permission of Dr Alana McCambridge, PhD Lecturer UTS Sydney
Melani Boyce, physiotherapist, can now see patients with dystonia at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. You can contact her at:
PO Box 533
Wentworthville, NSW, 2145
Ph: 8890 6500 Fax: 8890 7102
Please forward a referral from your Neurologist to the Physiotherapy department and you will be contacted to arrange an appointment time.
Do you have cervical dystonia and can walk without assistance?
Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit Liverpool Hospital Locked Bag 7103 Liverpool BC 1871 NSW Ph: (02) 9828 5495 Fax: 02 9828 5497 Email:SWSLHD.SpasticityManagementService@sswahs.nsw.gov.au
Adance Rehab Centre
41 Herbert Street, Artarmon New South Wales 2064
Phone: (02) 9906 7777
Lady Davidson Private Hospital
Outpatient rehabilitation: Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy,
Speech pathology, Psychologist,
434 Bobbin Head Road, North Turramurra
NSW 2074. Phone: (02) 9488 0169
Amanda Sleeman Senior Neurological Physiotherapist
Coffs Neuro Physio -division of Coffs Physiotherapy & Backcare
Phone: (02) 6651 1745 Mobile: 0432 160 181
Address: 81 West St. Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Neuro Alliance is excited to announce their new rehabilitation and hydrotherapy centre has opened. Neuro Alliance’s range of services is also expanding including Speech Pathology, Psychology and Exercise Physiology.
New Rehabilitation and Hydrotherapy Centre Address: 1 Poynton Place, Thornton, NSW 2322
Neuro Alliance, has many multiple senior clinical staff working with various movement disorders including the various Dyskinesias.
Daniel Buck Director of Clinical Services APA Neurological Physiotherapist MACP W: www.neuroalliance.com.au
P: 02 4081 1899
Neurospace – Neurological & Vestibular Rehabilitation
Address: 10 Colbee Court Phillip, ACT 2606 Ph: (02) 6162 0450 (02) 6162 2385
Fax: (02) 6162 0435
James McLoughlin Neurophysiologist
296 Payneham St.Payneham, Adelaide SA 5070
Ph: 08 8363 0458 Fax: 08 8363 0675 Website: http://neurophysiotherapy.com.au
KLINT Intensive Neuro Therapies Ph:(03) 9555 2273 Fax: (03) 9923 6152 Email: email@example.com
Locations: Glen Waverley, Highett & Heidelberg. _______________________________________________________
Neuro-Solutions: Blackburn South Ph: (03) 9893 3598 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Steps Neurological Therapy Services: 33 Warrigal Rd. Hughesdale Vic. 3166 Beleura Health Solutions: 945 Nepean Highway, Mornington Vic. 3931 Bellbird Sports & Spinal: 2 Darook St (Cnr Blackburn Rd.) Blackburn South Vic. 3130
Ph: (03) 9568 5611 or Website: http://www.stepstherapy.com.au/
Independent Rehabilitation Services:
Neuro Physiotherapy, Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists
47A Kamak Rd, Ashburton VIC 3147 Ph: (03) 9885 2533 or Website: http://independent-rehab.com.au/
Dandenong Neurology & Specialists Group
Speech Pathologist 136 David Street Dandenong, VIC 3175 Ph: (03) 9791 1599 Website: http://www.dandenongneurology.com.au/
Transitions Physiotherapy Perth Mobile Neurological physiotherapy Phone: 0416 492 491 Perth WA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://www.transitionsphysiotherapyperth.com.au/
Neuro Link Physiotherapy: Duncraig Physiotherapy & Pilates 20 Burragah Way, Duncraig WA 6023
Mob: 0431 905 585 Ph: 9448 8239 Fax: 9246 9704
Pain Options: Darren Beales
7 Hardy St South Perth, WA, 6151 Ph: (08) 9367 2300
Email: email@example.com Website: https://www.painoptions.com.au/
Exercise Right: To learn more about their accredited exercise professionals and university-qualified experts.
Contact our team, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail: ESSA Locked Bag 4102 Ascot, QLD 4007
Ph: 07 3171 3335
Sue Lister Physiotherapy
3/589 Robinson Road Aspley QLD. Ph: (07)3160 6922 or
Dr Joanne Bullock-Saxton Ph:(07) 3163 1188
Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre
Ph: (07) 3834 4285 or Email: email@example.com
Jennie McCorkell, My Turn Rehabilitation: Ph:(07) 3391 0618 Fax: (07) 3217 4330
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://myturn.com.au/jennie-mccorkell/
Top End Rehabilitation: Unit 2 / 48 Woods St. Darwin NT. 0800 Ph: (08) 8981 5124 Fax: (08) 8941 8490 Email: Paul.Gerken@nt.gov.au (Senior Neuro Physio) email@example.com Website: http://northcare.com.au/
Territory Therapy Solutions OT
3/7 GSELL St. WANGURI Northern Territory 0810
Ph: (08)8927 0469 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.therapysolutions.com.au/
Cervical Dystonia Research Survey is now live.
Dear members and sufferers of people with Cervical Dystonia who continue to exercise would you please consider completing this survey link below which has been sent to us by Associate Professor Lynley Bradnam University of Auckland, New Zealand. Follow this link below to the Survey:
With permission of Professor Lynley Bradnam University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Gilly Davy Has moved back to NZ
Connect Neuro Physiotherapy (Gilly Davy)
Online Consultations for more information go to Gilly’s website
Based in Auckland – New Zealand
Director and Senior Neuro Physiotherapist
Rope Neuro Rehabilitation Ltd and Clinical Lead for the Duncan Foundation
AUSTRALIAN DYSTONIA AWARENESS MONTH 1st – 30th SEPTEMBER 2021
For those of you who haven’t heard this, here is a link to Dr Alex Lehn’s talk and Q&A in 2018 on Functional Neurological Disorders (FND), an umbrella term which includes functional (psychogenic) dystonia. It’s quite long but really interesting. Alex Lehn is a neurologist in Queensland and an expert in FND. His ideas on understanding and treatment of this perplexing condition have influenced the care of people with this diagnosis. He also refers to a book, written by a nurse, that would be good for those of the members that are health professionals and the book has free access.
DNA Dystonia 0.30 sec. Radio Ad
ABC Health Report on Dystonia
Dystonia Network of Australia Inc. (DNA) is thrilled to announce as part of the Dystonia Awareness week the segment on the ABC Health Report on Dystonia is now playing. DNA members Robyn and Paul are the patients who are telling their Dystonia stories and our DNA Advisory Board Members Associate Professor Victor Fung MDS Neurologist spoke on Botox and its effective treatment of Dystonia and how it works by altering messages from the brain, Associate Professor Stephen Tisch MDS Neurologist spoke about Movement Disorders and what they are, he also spoke on new MRI called a DTI which can show Dystonia the gapes in gene research, and how patients with the gene can sometimes have no symptoms and others without the gene can have the symptoms and finally how therapies are sometimes ahead of understanding conditions and Dr Lynley Bradnam Professor of Physiotherapy (NZ) spoke about Dystonia and what it is and different types of the condition also DBS surgery and how in the early days it was thought it was a hysterical condition and advances in imagery Here is the ABC link: https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/living-with-the-mental-weight-of-dystonia/11491220
With Permission of James Bullen
Producer, Health Report, ABC Radio National Sydney, Australia