Free Webinar

Here is a free webinar of 1 ½ hours on the subject of “Musicians Focal Dystonia and Breathing”

The webinar was recorded on the 24th of August, 2013.

(Webinar starts at around 3′ 53″)

10 Responses to Free Webinar

  1. Shaula Tualaulelei June 4, 2014 at 10:23 pm #

    My husband has all the symptoms of focal hand dystonia in which we were hoping from doctors who were miss diagnosing him with other conditions. Thank you so much for any support you can be. He is a musician and he plays the bass. Look forward to connecting with someone. Much Aloha

    • Jon Gorrie June 5, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

      Hi Shaula,

      I’ll email you some info right away. All the best,

      Jon

  2. miriam kaul November 13, 2015 at 11:22 pm #

    I m a saxophonist and have suffered for what was called focal dystonie. Mostly I find information only about brass players. In my situation, my lower lip goes into a tremor. When that happens, I have no control. this has been going on for four years. Needlesstosay, it has ruined my career and caused me terrible bouts of depression.
    Some Drs. say I have focal Dystonie, some say essential tremor and some say it is psychological. I personally do not care what it is called, I would like to find a solution so I could find my life again. Sometimes I take drops of a medication called Rivotril which is intended for children with epilepsy. It seems to help somewhat, but not always, so it is not dependable enough that I don´t have massive anxiety before I try and play a concert. Any suggestions.
    for saxophonists. Thank you.

    • Jon Gorrie November 14, 2015 at 7:50 am #

      Hi Miriam,
      I’ve emailed you some info. All the best,
      Jon

      • miriam kaul September 4, 2016 at 8:21 pm #

        Dear Mr. Gorrie
        I see above where I had written you with my problem as a sax player with a lower lip tremor whose career had been ruined.
        You mentioned you would email some information regarding this, but I never got it. Could you mail it again please. I would be grateful. Thank You, Miriam

        • Jon Gorrie September 11, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

          Hi Miriam, I sent you a reply to on the 14th of November, 2015. I have just re-sent it to you. Kind regards, Jon

  3. Marquell powell September 19, 2016 at 9:15 pm #

    Hey Jon I believe I have MFD..im a sousaphone player and my lips tremble and jaw clamps on it’s own every time I hold the mouthpiece to my lips

    • Jon Gorrie September 26, 2016 at 9:35 pm #

      Hi Marquell,
      Sorry to hear about your embouchure troubles. I will send you an email with more information. Kind regards,
      Jon

  4. Sage October 3, 2016 at 10:16 pm #

    Hey Jon,
    I’ve been experiencing what I think may be embouchure dystonia symptoms on trumpet for about two and a half years. I used to think it was embouchure overuse syndrome but after working through rehab for that (with no results) and researching dystonia, I think that may be it. The right side of my bottom lips tenses and pulls way up anytime I touch a mouthpiece to my lips. I can still produce a clear tone but I can’t play over E in the staff anymore (and haven’t been able to for some time, used to have an octave more of range easily). I would reallly appreciate some info if you have it!

    • Jon Gorrie October 4, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

      Hi Sage,
      Thanks for your email, and sorry to hear about your issue. Yes, this could be MFD. I’ll send you an email with more info. All the best,
      Jon