Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Embouchure Dystonia

Wednesday, March 30, Peter Iltis, professor of kinesiology, presents “Embouchure Dystonia: Mind over Gray Matter.”

Formerly a professional freelance French horn player, Iltis developed a neural disorder that brought his performance career to an end. Over the last decade Iltis has been reading, writing and doing research on the complex disorder known as embouchure dystonia. This Wednesday’s Faculty Forum presentation will provide a synopsis of his personal journey as well as describe what appears to be a very recent and significant breakthrough that draws on the knowledge and experience gained over those 10 years.

The presentation will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Jenks, room 406. Refreshments and conversation are offered at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Reading Room.

Photo: Salem News—Peter Iltis demos a new ActiveStep machine his students work with to measure the recovery steps of people who have fallen, also a subject of neurological interest.

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