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What non-drug therapies are available for treating dystonia?

Non-drug approaches for dystonia may include methods that empower you to achieve greater awareness and control over your body. Ask your movement disorder specialist about these non-drug approaches:
  • physical therapy with a therapist who specializes in neurological conditions
  • aquatic (swim) physical therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • speech and/or voice therapy
  • relaxation and stress management

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