Toronto Rehab - University |
Maps & Directions South Wing – on the Main Floor
Toronto Rehab - Rumsey Centre |
Maps & Directions
Monday to Friday8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Spasticity Service CoordinatorPhone: 416 597 3422 ext. 7009Fax: 416 597 7172
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 makes 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.
You need a referral from your doctor to become a patient at the Spasticity Management Clinic.When making a referral, your doctor will include:
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.
Your doctor can get all the referral information they need in our guide for referring physicians.
We provide leading-edge assessment, consultation and treatments that could include:
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.
The Patient & Family Education Program at UHN offers valuable resources to help you understand your condition.
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