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 What We Do

Spasticity ​is a debilitating disorder of the central nervous system that’s often experienced by people who have had a stroke or who have acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy or a spinal cord injury. Some people with spasticity have mild muscle stiffness. Others have severe and painful joint and ​muscle spasms.

Spasticity interferes with movement such as sitting, getting in and out of bed, moving a wheelchair or walking safely. It m​akes it difficult to perform daily activities like getting dressed or having a bath. And it often gets worse over time.​​

Our clinic provides access to a wide range of services to help you manage muscle spasms and tightness.​

Treatments/Services

We provide leading-edge assessment, consultation and treatments that could include:

  • Analysis of the effectiveness of braces, splints and mobility equipment
  • C​onsultation with community service providers
  • Coordination with external casting and bracing suppliers
  • Gait training
  • Maintenance of proper joint positioning
  • Management of contracture
  • On-site fabrication of splints and casts
  • Oral and injectable anti-spasticity medications, such as botulinum toxin
  • Short term physical and/or occupational therapy
  • Stretching and exercise programs ​​

Who Can Benefit from the Clinic

Our clinic can help anyone who has limited motor function, trouble sitting or positioning themselves or who suffers pain because of spasticity. Our services also help those who are at risk of secondary complications, such as skin breakdown or a decreased range of motion.

How to Prepare

Learn more about what you can expect when you have a clinic appointment.

 Materials and Resources to Help You

​The Patient & Family Education Program at UHN offers valuable resources to help you understand your condition.​​

Resources from the Patient & Family Education Program PDF Icon

* These material(s) are also available in other languages.

 Meet Our Team

Our health care team has expertise in assessing, treating and managing spasticity.

  • Physiatrist
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational/Physiotherapist Assistant
  • Service Coordinator
  • Clinic Assistant