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Rehabilitation Techniques to Maximize Spasticity Management (2011)

January 17, 2022 by txinsights.
Therapy goal 1: Potentiation of Drug in the Case of Spasticity Management with Neurotoxin Injections. Several studies suggest that neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) for the first 3 days after botulinum toxin injection (Botox) can make the medication more effective. One example study mentioned in the review found 100 units of Botox coupled with NMES was […]
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Sensory Interventions on Motor Function, Activities of Daily Living, and Spasticity of the Upper Limb in People with Stroke: A Randomized Clinical Trial (2020)

January 17, 2022 by txinsights.
Participants consisted of people with chronic stroke (>6 months post-stroke) aged 50 years or older. Both interventions lasted for 6 weeks with four 45-minute sessions each week. Participants in the control group received conventional OT interventions (e.g., exercises for upper extremity range of motion and strength and fine motor coordination activities). The intervention group (sensory […]
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Combined Bracing, Electrical Stimulation, and Functional Practice for Chronic, Upper-Extremity Spasticity (2010)

January 16, 2022 by txinsights.
Upper extremity spasticity can be painful and compromise performance of activities of daily living (ADLs), and diminish independence. Conventional methods for managing UE spasticity are invasive, such as pharmaceuticals, often require re-administration, and do not necessarily increase UE function. Independently, UE bracing and electrical stimulation have shown promise in reducing UE spasticity. Study design This […]
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Occupational Therapy Intervention Strategies for Spasticity

January 1, 2022 by txinsights.
OT aims to reduce the negative outcomes of spastic tone and maintain an individual’s highest functional potential. Included are several of the most common OT assessments and interventions for spasticity, including positioning, splinting, and modalities.
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Managing Spasticity

December 29, 2021 by txinsights.
Spasticity and high muscle tone can cause significant discomfort and frustration. This tool is built to help guide a patient through methods to assist in decreasing their spasticity.
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Exercises to Decrease Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Stiffness

December 24, 2021 by txinsights.
This handout is for patients who are experiencing spasticity after a brain injury. The handout provides instructions for specific exercises for clients to complete upper extremity self range of motion.
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Evaluating Spasticity and Contractures

December 24, 2021 by txinsights.
This is a resource for clinicians to assess spasticity and contractures. This valuable resource allows clinicians to document small changes in function and movement over time in elbows, wrist, fingers, and thumb.
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