About dystonia Types of dystonia Functional dystonia How will it affect my life? You may need to find ways to adapt and might have to learn new ways to complete everyday tasks. However, it is possible to live well with the condition and Dystonia UK is here to support you through all stages including initial onset, diagnosis, finding treatment and beyond. You may find these coping techniques helpful: If you are able to move the affected part of the body, even to a small degree, do this regularly to encourage flexibility. Change your sitting and standing positions regularly. If you feel as though your limb is straight even when it is bent, use a mirror to give your brain feedback that the limb is not in the correct position.