Course Location
Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital – University Campus
3599 University Blvd. South
Jacksonville, Florida, 32216

Course Description:
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.

Course Objectives:
– 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

Intended Audience:
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 and we will be happy to help clarify!

Contact Hours:
This course has been approved for 9 hours by the following boards:
– Florida Physical Therapy Association for PT and PTA
– Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for OT and OTA

Continuing Education credit for each participant who meets the satisfactory course completion requirements (licensed in FL) will be automatically uploaded to CE Broker, which means the Florida Boards will have record of your attendance, even if you do not have your own personal CE Broker account. Course certificates will be provided at the completion of the course for those that meet the course completion requirements. Certificates will be mailed for courses that include a post-course test.

If you are a Brooks Clinician and want to pay by cost center, please fill out this registration form and return the check and form to the Brooks IHL.

Satisfactory Course Completion:
Full course attendance (including signing the attendance sheet each day), performance demonstrations and question and answer session.

Course Evaluation/Survey:
Within 48 hours of course completion, you will receive a post course survey. The IHL values your feedback and we thank you in advance for taking the survey.

Timed Agenda
8:30 – 9:30 am    Review of spasticity and tone
9:30 – 10:30 am   Therapy and neurologic management of spasticity and tone
10:30 – 10:45 am  Break
10:45 – 12:30 pm  Evidence-based approach to tone and spasticity management
12:30 – 1:30 pm    Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 pm      Serial Casting Basics
2:30 – 5:00 pm    Casting application
5:00 – 5:30 pm      Wrap up/Questions