The only national charity providing support, advocacy and information for anyone affected by the neurological movement condition known as dystonia
The Dystonia Society supports research into current causes, symptoms and treatments of the condition.
You can read about our current research projects below.
If you would like to read about our past research projects please select the 'Completed research' filter.
Read our news updates about dystonia research here.
The Dystonia Society is currently funding a research project at Manchester Metropolitan University, where the team has been developing real time ultrasound. This software would help a clinician to identify the dystonic muscles in cervical dystonia requiring botulinum toxin (BoNT) injections.Read more
The Dystonia Society’s seed funding for a new research project in 2015/6 was awarded to Dr Tom Gilbertson of Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.Read more
The Society provided funding to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery to research the use of hand therapy for the treatment of focal hand dystonia.Read more