Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Dancing with Dystonia


Federico Bitti 

Born in Rome in 1974, at the moment he's working as multimedia journalist for Repubblica.it website.
From 2007 he's suffering from a movements disturbing rare disease called Cervical Dystonia that's deeply affecting his life and his career. After the suitable treatments and the refuse for a neurosurgical operation he's experiencing an innovative treatment conceived by a Spanish expert in biomechanics in Toronto (Joaquin Farias). This treatment is based on the usage of movement, dance in his case, to retrain his brain retrieving movement capacity and get a correct posture.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.