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Spasticity

Spasticity is a feature of altered skeletal muscle performance in muscle tone involving hypertonia. It is also referred to as an unusual "tightness", stiffness, or "pull" of muscles. The word spasm comes from the Greek word spasmos, meaning to pull or drag.

Spasticity is found in conditions where the brain and/or spinal cord are damaged or fail to develop normally, these include cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and acquired brain injury including stroke.

Services offered for Spasticity

The service is designed to meet the needs of individuals with physical disabilities and/or sensory or cognitive impairments. The facilities enable the highest possible quality treatment and care to be provided to meet the care needs of the individual

  • Day Therapy and Out Patient Services

Additional information about Spasticity

Useful Links about Spasticity

MS Trust
www.mstrust.org.uk
0800 032 38 39

Inspire
www.inspire.com
0800 945-0381

The Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Support Group
www.hspgroup.org
01702 218184