Australian stories from movement disorder health professionals treating dystonia.


7th May

Information Session for Deep Brain Stimulation in Perth Western Australia

Dr Rodrigues and the team at Hollywood hospital in Perth, Western Australia are offering an information session for DBS relating to dystonia and other treatable conditions.


With permission of  A/Professor  J. Rodrigues and  the DBS team.



Dr Stephen Tisch & Dr Ben Jonker Non Invasive Treatment for Tremors in 2018

               With permission of St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney & Dr Stephen Tisch





4 th April 2016.

  • New Botulinum Toxin Neurology Clinic Now Opened at Wollongong Public Hospital

          Treatment will Be Administered  By:  A/Prof John Carmody FRCPI FRACP PhD. 

    The following information was sent to DNA by Professor Carmody. “A/Prof. John Carmody recently established a new Botulinum Toxin Neurology Clinic at Wollongong Public Hospital     Over the last 25-30 years, patients with dystonia from the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions have had to travel to Sydney to receive Botulinum Toxin therapy.   But now, people from these areas who experience any of the following conditions are very welcome to contact us:

    • Forms of dystonia
      • Cervical dystonia
      • Blepharospasm
      • Focal limb dystonia
      • Oromandibular dystonia
      • Dystonic tremor
      • Axial dystonia
    • Other conditions which are treated include
      • Jaw clenching/bruxism
      • Hemifacial spasm
      • Excessive saliva (e.g. in Parkinson’s disease)
      • Chronic migraine
      • Excessive sweating (e.g. underarms)
      • Focal spasticity (e.g. after stroke, spinal cord injury)

    This service is provided weekly at the Neurology Clinic, Level 4, Block C, Wollongong Public Hospital.   Treatment is administered by A/Prof John Carmody FRCPI FRACP PhD.   Interested health care professionals or patients are encouraged to contact us.   Contact details – Tel: 02 4253 4430,  Fax: 02 4253 4436″


Dystonia Network of Australia Inc. (DNA) is the National Peak Body for All Types of Dystonia.    

Dystonia Network of Australia Inc. is a member of the newly formed Australian Patient Organisation Network (APON) in May 2019 which has been formed to support the Australian Not-For-Profit Health Charities sector.

We are registered with the  Centre for Community – Driven Research (CCDR) & the lnternational Centre for Community – Driven Research. (ICCDR)

ICD  Classification lnternational  Statistical  Classification  of  Diseases and  Related Health Problems 
(lCD),  a  medical classification list by the World  Health Organisation (WHO). lt contains codes for  diseases,  signs  and symptoms,  abnormal  findings,  complaints,  social circumstances,  and external  causes  of injury or diseases.
Vl Disease of the nervous system.
G20-G26 Extrapyramidal and movement disorders
G24 Dystonia.

Registered Charity ABN:  66 348 949 649  and  Charitable Fundraising No: CNF/23669 with deductible gift recipient (DGR) status 2014