About The Spasticity Management Clinic

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Location

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Toronto Rehab - University | Map iconMaps & Directions
South Wing – on the Main Floor

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Toronto Rehab - Rumsey Centre​ | Map iconMaps & Directions

Hours & Contact

Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Spasticity Service Coordinator
Phone: 416 597 3422 ext. 7009
Fax: 416 597 7172

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For Patients & Physicians

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.​

Referring to the Clinic

​​You need a referral from your doctor to become a patient at the Spasticity Management Clinic.
​When making a referral, your doctor will include:

  • Referral form​
  • Clinical notes
  • Test, x-rays and other relevant results​

How Long Does a Referral Take?

The Spasticity Management Clinic will contact you ​with your appointment time. Call the Spasticity Service Coordinator if you do not receive information about your appointment within a few weeks.

Referral Information for Physicians

Your doctor​ can get all the referral information they need in our ​guide for referring physicians.​​

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 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.

 Health Information

​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

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