Spasticity and tone are often identified as an impairment affecting function in children and adults with neurologic involvement. Often confused, this course will review the descriptions and presentations of both tone and spasticity as well as describe a team approach designed to maximize functional gains and independence. The course will utilize an evidence-based review of the current treatment recommendations for spasticity management as well as laboratory components for application of serial casting as a tool for managing decreased range of motion related to spasticity or tone.
– Describe the difference between tone and spasticity
– Describe evidence for medical, surgical, and therapeutic interventions for tone and spasticity
– Discuss appropriate ways to measure tone and spasticity
– Compare outcomes of interventions related to function
– Apply serial casting application to upper and lower extremities
– Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate patient and after care for casting application
PT and OT participants will also be able to:
– Accurately assess a patient with abnormal tone or reflexes
– Develop appropriate treatment goals for a patient with tone or spasticity
– Assess for appropriateness of serial casting in a patient with tone or spasticity
The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for Physical Therapist (PT), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Occupational Therapist (OT), and Occupational Therapist Assistants (OTA) practitioners.
Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email CEU@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!