Spasticity

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children’s Spasticity Management Program addresses abnormal skeletal muscle performance in children with disorders of the nervous system such as cerebral palsy, acquired traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury. Children can develop severe deformities and contractures as a result of these conditions, and the goal of the program is to treat the problem as early as possible in order to maximize your child’s quality of life.

The Spasticity Management Program draws on the expertise of specialists from neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, occupational therapy and social work. Treatments can include oral medications, intrathecal baclofen pump therapy, Botox® injections, tendon releases and scoliosis management. Therapy emphasizes increasing comfort, allowing for easier caregiving and, when appropriate, improving ambulation and the ability to perform activities such as bathing and dressing.

In order to maximize convenience for families, appointments with multiple specialists, as well as testing and therapy, are arranged to occur during the same visit.

For More Information

For more information about the Spasticity Management Program, call (215) 427-8190.