Since 1969, Dr. Duane has worked with the focal dystonia of spasmodic torticollis. While at Mayo Clinic he assembled a team which evolved a system of diagnosis and treatment for focal dystonia. Observations regarding these disorders including tremor, Tourette's syndrome and scoliosis have stimulated theories as to why these conditions occur.
A rich experience has led to a practical system of assessment and treatment. This system has been brought to Scottsdale as the Arizona Dystonia.. Institute. This institute is a collaboration of professionals in medicine, speech and language, physical therapy, and pain control, working to effectively diagnose and treat heretofore perplexing and agonizing movement disorders.