“Club-Cutting” Dystonic Tremor: a Case Report

  • Kinley Roberts
  • Barry Mahon
  • Killian O'Rourke
  • Timothy Lynch


Background: Focal task-specific dystonic postures are well recognized. Often a tremor may be the main feature with little or no dystonia. These have been well reported in writers, musicians, and sportspeople.

Case Report: Herein we report a novel task-specific dystonic tremor in a 44-year-old Irish hairdresser due to club-cutting, a standard haircutting technique.

Discussion: Hairdresser’s dystonia is a novel task-specific dystonia.