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Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect
Therapeutic immobilisation for small guitar player’s dystonia: a case report
  1. Flavia Waissman1,
  2. João Santos Pereira2,
  3. Osvaldo J M Nascimento3
  1. 1
    State University of Rio de Janeiro, Barão de Itambi Street, Number 14, Apartment 302, Rio de Janeiro, 22231000, Brazil
  2. 2
    State University of Rio de Janeiro, Neurology, Afonso Pena Street, No. 25, Apartment 804, Rio de, 20270242, Brazil
  3. 3
    Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Brazil
  1. Flavia Waissman, flaviaqbw{at}


The development of focal hand dystonia through repetitive tasks is a result of degradation of cortical somatosensory representation due to repetitive fast stimuli sufficient to alter the sensory-motor stimulus, harming the motor control. A sensory-motor training program can modify this disorder. A behavioural intervention focusing on movement could help reduce or eliminate these conditions.

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  • Competing interests: None.

  • Patient consent: Patient/guardian consent was obtained for publication.