COMPANION

Dystonia

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder syndrome in which sustained or repetitive muscle contractions result in twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal fixed postures.[1]

Writings

  • ‘Working with a Dystonia sufferer’ by Doris Prügel-Bennett reports on working with Val Cross, a Dystonia sufferer, who then also provides her own experiences of how the Technique helps her.[2]
  • ‘Dystonia: What it is like, what it is, and how to help people suffering from it’ by Alexandra Mazek, Christina Steineder; both authors suffer from dystonia and are teachers of the Alexander Technique, and they share their experiences here.[3]
References

[2] ‘Working with a Dystonia sufferer’ by Doris Prügel-Bennett in STATNews vol. 7, no. 2 edited by Ann James (STAT, May 2010), pp. 12.
[3] ‘Dystonia: What it is like, what it is, and how to help people suffering from it’ by Alexandra Mazek, Christina Steineder in STATNews vol. 10, no. 1 edited by Jamie McDowell (STAT, January 2019), pp. 14–17.