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My Story – Mindy J. Anderson Smart

I live in Tennessee, USA. I was diagnosed with FMD in my mouth and jaw last March. This onset caused Dystonia in my neck.

Vanderbilt hospital recommended I try Fraizer Rehab in Louisville Kentucky, the program is based on the Mayo Clinic’s.

I spent one week with intensive speech, OT, PT, & psychological therapy. By day 2 – I was speaking and walking with balance (vertigo issues). I have to stick with a strict therapeutic exercise program and still trying to find balance between physical activities and meditation. 

The program works, I still have rough days and am unable to teach SPED but I’m making progress.

Just wanted to let people know that in North America we only have 5 places and only 3 are in US but there’s hope!

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