Spasticity management

A common problem following a neurological injury is the development of ‘spasticity’.

Spasticity is a term used to describe increased tone and sometimes uncontrollable spasms individuals may get as a result of a neurological illness or injury. Evidence shows that spasticity can be managed and to some extent controlled by the combination of medication and physiotherapy.

At Bristol neurophysio, we have extensive experience in the management of spasticity. This may include stretches, positioning, use of splints and liaison with the client's medical team around medication and other interventions.

Botulinum Toxin (also known as Botox or Dysport) is being used more commonly in the treatment of spasticity. Our expertise in this area allows us to advise on whether botulinum toxin would be a suitable treatment option and we work closely with a Consultant in Bristol who is able to provide this service privately, where indicated.

 

Some kind words

I would just like to let everyone know how happy I am since starting treatment at Bristol Neurophysio.  I have noticed a great beneficial change to my condition, ataxia.  It's been such a relief for me to find someone who understands my condition and is able to set up a programme suitable for my abilities.  Kirsty is always upbeat and cheerful and is always a great help.  I come away from my sessions feeling so much better and able to get on with my life!

Mrs P D, Chippenham