Patients who are having difficulty with spasticity may be referred to the Spasticity Clinic for assessment.
In this clinic assessment will be made of the client's spasticity and how it impacts on their function and ability to participate in daily life. This will include assessments with both the physiotherapist and doctor.
This assessment as well as consideration of previous management will inform further treatment options. These options will be discussed with the client.
A review of the treatment interventions is usually planned for 1-6 months following the initial appointment.
Referrals to the spasticity clinic can be made by GP's or may be recommended following a BSU reassessment.
A patient may be referred to the Spasticity Clinic in regard to the potential use of Botulinum Toxin. Botulinum Toxin is an expensive intervention that requires pre-approval for funding. It is also an invasive procedure and requires careful planning to ensure the best outcomes are achieved.
The Spasticity Clinic also provides opportunities where required for the potential use of Intrathecal Baclofen.