If you have muscle tightness or spasticity due to a chronic condition, such as cerebral palsy , multiple sclerosis , spinal cord injury , brain injury , Parkinson’s disease  or stroke , Good Shepherd’s spasticity services may be able to help.
The first step in managing your spasticity at Good Shepherd is to undergo a thorough physical examination. Good Shepherd utilizes a team approach to evaluate and treat spasticity, which includes the expertise of physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians  who work in concert with physical and occupational therapists. The team will assess:
This evaluation will help Good Shepherd’s care team assess the degree and severity of spasticity and how it affects your function, range of motion, reflexes, motor control and cognitive abilities. The team will then develop an individualized treatment plan.
Treatment and interventions may include:
Two alternate treatment options for moderate to severe spasticity include:
For more information on the Good Shepherd Spasticity Management Program, contact us , call 610-776-3278 or Request an Appointment.