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 had a Stroke 18 months ago and only contacted Bristol Neurophysio six weeks ago. I had a prompt response and appointment made for the following week, unfortunately I had to cancel this due to illness. Kirsty was extremely understanding and rescheduled immediately. I have had three sessions since and am extremely pleased with my progress towards my wish to walk, for the first time I feel this will happen. It is hard work and tiring but Kirsty is always cheerful and encouraging and each time makes the tasks achievable. At last someone understands what it's like for me and takes time to explain how my Stroke has affected me. Watch this space as I'm sure I will be posting a new testimonial when I am walking again.

Mr J L, Midsomer Norton