Cerebral Palsy Research Network Blog

dystonia in CP

Dystonia in cerebral palsy is often shown in individuals with dyskinetic forms of cerebral palsy, but can also present in those with spastic cerebral palsy. It is characterized by variable involuntary movements that cause the muscles to move, contract or get stuck in uncomfortable positions. It most commonly appears in patients as hypertonia, involuntary movements and postures, or both.