MedStar Health offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients who have difficulty with spasticity, a disorder that affects muscle control because of improper signals from the nervous system to the muscles. Services are available for a variety of injuries or conditions, that often result in problems with spasticity including:
- Spinal cord injury
- Adults with cerebral palsy
- Brain injury
- Multiple sclerosis
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Specialists working as part of a team assess each patient and recommend individual treatment plans. Our physical therapists assess range of motion, strength, functional mobility, gait, spasm severity, and equipment needed. Our physicians and nurse practitioners address each client's medical history and medications.
Treatment options include:
- Physical and/or occupational therapy
- Anti-spasmodic drugs
- Intrathecal baclofen therapy
- Orthopedic surgery
- Durable medical or orthotic equipment
Learn more about spasticity rehabilitation here.