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Kirsten Buchanan



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Dystonia can present with symptoms of involuntary muscle contractions, resting tremors, and diminished muscular control. Patients with dystonia can present similarly to patients with Parkinson’s disease due to the association with the basal ganglia. While there is significant research on physical therapy (PT) interventions for patients with Parkinson’s disease there is limited research on the PT evaluation and treatment of patients with dystonia. The purpose of this case report was to describe a comprehensive PT regimen, based on Parkinson’s disease research, for a patient diagnosed with adult-onset dystonia.

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Physical Therapy

A Comprehensive Physical Therapy Program For Adult-Onset Dystonia: A Case Report
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