APCP London Region Evening Lecture - When to consider Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) or Intrathecal Baclofen (ITB): An Introduction for Physiotherapists

Event details

6.00pm for 6.30 pm start
£5.00 APCP members / £15.00 non-members

Lecture Theatre,33 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG

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51.5216457, -0.1227353

Event Organiser

APCP London Region


Speaker and Objectives

  • Sinéad Barkey - Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Complex Motor Disorders Service, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Learning Outcomes

  • Provide an overview of ITB and DBS surgery and discuss the mechanisms of action
  • Discuss the pathway through the service at Evelina Children’s Hospital
  • Help clinicians identify children and young people who may be appropriate for a referral to the DBS/ITB service including differentiating between spasticity and dystonia
  • Illustrate with case examples and video the types of children that may benefit from DBS/ITB, including pre and post-surgical outcomes
  • Discuss goal setting for surgery
  • Describe the most commonly used assessments in this patient group
  • Discuss the classification of different types of dystonia