Spasticity Conference

This course is designed for orthopaedic surgeons, neurologists, pediatricians, physiatrists, fellows, nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists who are interested in updating their knowledge on the spasticity management techniques that are available for cerebral palsy patients. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has developed a multidisciplinary approach to spasticity management. This course highlights the techniques that are used through this approach to manage spasticity in cerebral palsy patients. The course describes the pathophysiology of cerebral palsy and the resultant abnormalities of neuromuscular function. In addition, the course describes techniques to assess the anatomical and functional impairments associated with cerebral palsy. Finally, the course describes the pharmacological, surgical, and rehabilitative approaches to improving function and health-related quality of life for cerebral palsy patients.

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