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.

We do not provide Botulinum Toxin (also known as Botox or Dysport) injections currently but our expertise in this area allows us to advise on whether Botulinum Toxin would be a suitable treatment option for our clients and we work closely with our colleagues in both the NHS and private practice, who deliver this service.


Some kind words

Our daughter’s renal failure means that she is delayed with standing and walking at 2 and half years of age. We first started seeing Jules a few months back for an intense block of physiotherapy to build the strength and skills needed for her to eventually stand and walk.  It was really important that the physiotherapist specialised in paediatrics and could work alongside the NHS physiotherapists we also see. Jules immediately put us at ease with her friendly and professional approach and has built a good, trusting relationship with our daughter.  She uses play as a way to get our daughter to engage with the therapy.  Our daughter has really enjoyed all her physio sessions to date and we have seen a notable improvement in her movement.  She has begun to pull herself up and can climb up small steps as well as shuffle down stairs in a controlled manner!

Ms S, Bristol