Dystonia is a neurologic condition that has many presentations. In cervical dystonia, the head and neck are pulled or twisted outside of your control. It can cause an altered position of the head, or can be a tremoring type of motion. Dystonia symptoms can occur anywhere in the body, affecting the hands, feet, face, or torso. Julie has over 20 years of experience working with individuals with dystonia. Your posture and strength will be carefully assessed on your first visit. The dystonia effects on your walking and movement patterns are evaluated. While PT cannot cure dystonia, postural strengthening and core stability training in sitting, standing, and walking are especially helpful in decreasing the abnormal posture, pain and fatigue. Muscle imbalances around the affected areas can be addressed with prescribed exercise, to improve function. For most individuals with dystonia, therapy sessions are every two weeks, with home exercise done daily. The duration of therapy can last from weeks to months. Many people with dystonia continue with semiannual wellness check ups upon the completion of their therapy program. This offers you the ability to have your status professionally monitored for any changes to posture, strength, flexibility, balance, and walking pattern. Your home exercise routine is then adjusted as needed. Julie works with local neurologists who specialize in movement disorders, assisting with suggestions for medication or Botox injections as needed.