New Zealand Dystonia Patient Network Inc.
Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterised by inappropriate and involuntary muscle movements. It is often misdiagnosed. The disabling, repetitive and sustained muscle spasms typical of dystonia are thought to be due to malfunction of a particular part of the brain, the basal ganglia. The mission of the Dystonia Patient Network is to support dystonia patients with information, advice about living with dystonia and networking opportunities, to increase awareness about dystonia – both among the medical community and the general public, and to encourage and facilitate research, with the aim of seeking better treatments, prevention, a cure.
P O Box 34 259, Birkenhead, Auckland 0746