The intervention included a writing or brush stroke analysis as a baseline. Regarding the deficits and natural movements of each hand, specific exercises utilizing painting and drawing were created for individual patients. Those exercises induced neuroplastic change that allowed gradual motor control recovery.
Following our training protocol, it is possible to obtain greater improvements in coordination in a shorter period of time.
"I was diagnosed with Dystonia 28 years ago, when I was 18 years old. I have been unable to use my left hand because of the shaking in my shoulder and arm.
In the summer of 2015, I found Dr. Farias' YouTube video while searching for something to help with my Dystonia. By this time, I have exhausted every avenue to try helping me to regain a normal life.
I then proceeded to do some research on Dr. Farias and his work. In April 2016, I had the great fortune of attending his 4 day intensive training course at his Toronto office.
Since meeting with him, I am learning to retrain my brain to use my left hand by controlling my shaking with simple movement and coordination techniques that he taught me during our training sessions. I am also excited to say that I can type this testimonial with both hands, something I have been unable to do in almost 3 decades. Everyday, I am getting better and re-learning how to use my left hand again without shaking.
Although, Dr. Farias is a world renowned practitioner who has helped thousands of patients, he will treat you like you are his only patient. His training sessions are intensive but he is always respectful, caring and patient. I enjoyed every session immensely and I couldn't wait for the next since I was so amazed of what I was capable of doing again in such a short amount of time. My husband sat in during my sessions and I was so thankful that he was there to witness my progression. He is also able to help me with my continued training at home. From the first time you meet Dr. Farias and every time after, you will feel the genuineness that he truly wants to help you get well as well as, regain your confidence.
I am truly thankful for Dr. Farias' help showing me how to control my movements. As everyday passes, I am experiencing the life that I have constantly prayed for. A life of feeling and looking normal and being in control. I will forever be grateful - thank you!!!! "
Barrie, ON Canada
"I recently had the fortunate experience to spend 4 days with Dr. Farias in Toronto. Through his guidance, I was able to obtain significant control of my right hand/right forearm in a very short amount of time. From one day to the next, I saw exponential progress. I did not think that it would be possible to have so much recovery, so quickly!
Dr. Farias was able to explain the cause of focal dystonia as well as the process for recovery of focal dystonia using simple explanations that I could easily understand, and apply to my recovery. Despite seeing various healthcare practitioners , I feel like I completely understand this condition for the first time. Before meeting Dr. Farias, I had tried many, many different modalities, along with botox with poor outcomes. I was so discouraged.
What left a remarkable impression on me is that Dr. Farias has made it his passion to help others recover from this debilitating and extremely frustrating condition. It shows through his desire that his patient understand the intricate details of this condition, his ability to coach with patient determination, his respect, and his sense of humour. I feel like I have been given a second chance at recovery, thanks to Dr. Farias."
London, Ontario, Canada