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
0800 032 38 39
The Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Support Group