Spasticity management

Spasticity and muscle stiffness is a common symptom of neurological condition and can range from mild to very severe. Spasticity causes the affected muscles to be in a contracted state which can be painful, make movement more difficult and can lead to loss of range of movement and asymmetrical posture. This has a detrimental effect on health and wellbeing, comfort, and the ability to carry out personal care and everyday activities

Therapy takes a holistic approach which includes a combination of posture management, exercises and stretches, liaison with the GP or consultant re medication and botulinum toxin injections, and follow-up splinting and casting as appropriate.