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Spasticity service

Checked: 22-02-2024 by 3 Vicky Ryan Next Review: 20-02-2026

Overview

The spasticity clinic at NBT is a multi-professional clinic providing assessment, advice and interventions for those with hypertonia.

The team consists of:

  • Neurorehabilitation/Neurology Consultant and Specialty Doctors
  • Neuro-physiotherapists

The service is available to adults (aged 16 years and over) with increased muscle tone due to an upper motor neurone insult. Causes include:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord insult
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Neurodegenerative processes such as Parkinson’s (typical and atypical)
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Treatments provided

Treatments provided:

  • Medication review and advice
  • Chemo denervation with botulinum toxin and/or phenol
  • Physiotherapy review for physical management of hypertonia.
  • Assessment and onward referral for intra-thecal baclofen

Referral

Please complete the Spasticity referral form and if referring from primary care submit via eRS (Spasticity Service - Southmead - RVJ (7952466)). This form is also uploadable in EMIS.

For advice and queries or non-primary care referrals please email: Spasticityservice@nbt.nhs.uk

 



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