Wendy Paul (past president of Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Toronto Chapter) was unable to place her foot flat on the ground due to her dystonia. Her progress from July 2012 to July 2013 was due to her work with Dr Joaquin Farias (Neuroplastic Training), Grant Danuk (personal trainer) and Fred Fu (Medical Xigong).


"I was diagnosed with Dystonia about 5½ years ago, a few months after hip replacement surgery. Prior to my surgery, I led a very active lifestyle. I did not regain a normal walking gait following my surgery, notwithstanding lots of physical therapy. I was eventually referred to a neurologist who diagnosed my problem as Dystonia. Through my neurologist, I tried Botox and drugs and neither worked and my walking became very impaired. After years of frustration, I began working with people focused on the brain and its impact on movement, and was eventually referred to Dr. Farias. After reading Dr. Farias’ book, Limitless, I attended Dr. Farias’ workshop on foot/leg/ankle Dystonia in Toronto in early December, 2018.

I found Dr. Farias’ workshop very informative and helpful. I was extremely impressed by Dr. Farias’ and his presentation. At the beginning of the workshop, Dr. Farias stated that the goals of the workshop were to get a clear idea of what is wrong and get a clear idea of what I can do to recover function. I believe those goals were soundly achieved. The time during the workshop flew by. I learned much about Dystonia and my specific condition. I feel I now have the tools to regain my mobility. I feel very lucky to have found Dr. Farias and to have attended his workshop."

Steve Leyton

U.S.A


John Tantzen U.S.A



 

“I recently attend Dr. Farias’ three day seminar on foot/ankle dystonia at his Toronto facility. In addition to his display of complete mastery over the subject matter, Dr. Farias also proved to be highly amiable, compassionate and personable. It was a very comforting experience to share several days with others facing the same challenges, and, in addition to learning from Dr. Farias, we were also able to learn from one another. Dr. Farias was extremely patient and responsive to our needs and displayed a genuine concern for our well-being, along with a determined effort to address all issues and questions. I would encourage everyone who has the ability to attend one of his seminars to seek out this unique opportunity.”

Scott Black

U.S.A

Ankle/Leg dystonia seminar February 2019


"I greatly appreciate the time and talent that Dr. Farias shared with all of us this past weekend in Toronto. It was amazing to sit in a room full of people with the same experiences as I have had and then to hear someone like Dr. Farias talk about everything the way he does. I feel emotionally better in a way that I haven't since all of this started. I trust in what I heard and know that this is what is and more importantly, what it IS NOT! The fear factor with this diagnosis is crippling in itself. Once that is removed from the equation and one can just go on and work on things a day at a time, it's so liberating. For this, I could never express enough gratitude. Dr. Farias is helping so many and I'm blessed to have been one who met him in-person and got to hear all he had to say for the three days I was there.

I am happy to report that I already feel a bit better and had what I'd call a "good" walk today with my beautiful dog, Ellie. I have also done my exercises as prescribed every day! I will continue to do them and I will continue to check in with you and let you know how I progress.

THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!!"

Mary-Frances

U.S.A

Ankle/Leg dystonia seminar February 2019