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 have been using Bristol neurophysio for 7 years now since suffering a spinal injury resulting in tetraplegia & spending 4 years in hospital & then a care home before I was able to return home.  During my time back with Kirsty & her team's help I have been able to keep up a solid regime helping keep my tone down & strength up.  With their help I’ve been able to pursue an active lifestyle.

Mr G W, North Somerset