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International Journal of Innovation and Research in Educational Sciences

Focal Dystonia is a Movement Disorder Manifesting among Musicians:a Single Case Study

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Year:
2019
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Focal Dystonia, Musicians Cramp, Musician's Dystonia, Occupational Therapy
Authors:
  • Tanabe, Hirofumi
  • Mikawa, Toshimasa
  • Kondo, Akihiko
  • Ikuta, Munehiro
Journal:
IJIRES
Volume:
6
Number:
3
Pages:
327-332
Month:
May
ISSN:
2349-5219
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Abstract:
Focal dystonia among musicians manifests as involuntary movements during musical performance, which may potentially ruin the musicians’ professional careers. Based on the preceding studies concerning pathophysiology of focal dystonia, the authors assumed that focal dystonia is mainly triggered by abnormal sensory input caused by dysmyotonia or shortened soft tissues, thereby decreasing the inhibitory system activities in the cerebral cortex. This report depicts how a focal dystonia patient, a professional cellist, went through a six-month course of regular outpatient treatments, in which the patient’s abnormal soft tissues were intervened. After the course, combined with the patient’s self-maintenance routines monitored through interviews, both the pain and abnormal muscle tension were reduced, improving symptoms of focal dystonia.

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