Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)

Specialist spasticity services

What is a specialist spasticity service?

Multi-disciplinary team meeting (ASU)

A specialist spasticity service is a multidisciplinary team providing comprehensive assessment and management for people with complex spasticity due to neurological disorders including stroke.

What should a specialist service offer?

  • A comprehensive assessment of spasticity by the multidisciplinary team
  • Identify impacts of spasticity for the person
  • Identify and manage trigger factors
  • Deliver focused treatment
  • Assist patient in setting realistic treatment goals
  • Formulate a treatment plan to manage spasticity and prevent long-term problems where possible

Page last reviewed: 06 May 2020