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Movement disorders

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Neurological Rehabilitation and Movement Disorders | myVMC

Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin used to treat movement disorders and symptoms caused by neurological conditions.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Neurological physiotherapy - Synapse

Neurological physiotherapy treats movement disorders caused by injury to the nervous or neuromuscular systems.

Read more on Synapse - Australia's Brain Injury Organisation website

Dystonia - Brain Foundation

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder that causes muscles in the body to contract or spasm involuntarily. The involuntary muscle contractions cause twisting, repetitive and patterned movements as well as abnormal postures.

Read more on Brain Foundation website

Blepharospasm - Brain Foundation

Blepharospasm (Benign Essential Blepharospasm) Description Benign essential blepharospasm (BEB) is a progressive neurological disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions and spasms of the eyelid muscles

Read more on Brain Foundation website

Seeing an orthoptist: parents & kids guide | Raising Children Network

An orthoptist can help if your child seems to have an eye movement disorder, a turned eye or vision problems. Find out about orthoptists and children.

Read more on raisingchildren.net.au website

Tourette Syndrome - Brain Foundation

Tourette Syndrome Description Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neuro developmental disorder characterized by repeated involuntary movements (motor tics) and uncontrollable sounds (vocal or phonic tics)

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Cerebral Palsy - Brain Foundation

Cerebral Palsy Read more at Virtual Medical Centre Description Cerebral palsy is the name given to a large group of motor (body movement) disorders that begin early in life and result from brain injuries that are non-progressive (do not worsen over time)

Read more on Brain Foundation website

Eating Disorders and Exercise - Eating Disorders Victoria

Understanding how eating disorders and exercise intersect is crucial to recovery. Find how to manage exercise in recovery and what to consider when safely starting to exercise again.

Read more on Eating Disorders Victoria website

Cervical dystonia (spasmodic torticollis) | HealthEngine Blog

Cervical dystonia or neck dystonia is a movement disorder of the neck muscles. It causes spasms, tremors and pain in the neck, and abnormal head posture.

Read more on HealthEngine website

REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder

What is RBD? RBD happens when you sleep. It can lead to talking and shouting. It can make you move vigorously. You might have vivid, striking dreams as well. When this happens, people with RBD are seen to suddenly move or call out. They can look like they are acting out their dreams. The episode usually doesn't go on

Read more on Sleep Health Foundation website

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