APCP London Region Study Day - Assessment and Management of Altered Tone in Children

Event details

9.15am - 4.30pm (registration from 8.45am)
£25.00 APCP members / £75.00 non-members

Irwin Michell Solicitors,40 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1N 2PZ

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51.5177885, -0.1066908

Event Organiser

APCP London Region


Learning Outcomes & Speakers

  • To have an understanding of what spasticity and dystonia are, how they present and how to distinguish between the two.
  • To have knowledge and understanding of the commonly used clinical assessments and outcome measures for assessing spasticity.
  • To gain knowledge of the medical management. of abnormal tone 
  • To have knowledge of what surgical options there are for tone management and patient criteria/ selection and pathways. 
  • To have an understanding of the use of botulinum toxin in movement disorders.
  • To gain knowledge and understanding of progressive strength training for the management for children with abnormal tone.
  • To have an understanding of the role of orthotics and how they can work alongside physiotherapy. 


  • Introduction and record-keeping

    Nicola Ashton – Solicitor Advocate, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
  • Definitions of hypertonia and outcomes measures 

    Susie Turner – Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Evelina Children’s Hospital - London
  • Medical management of tone

    Dr Lucinda Carr – Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital - London
  • Surgical options for management of hypertonia

    Sinead Barkey – Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Evelina Children’s Hospital - London
  • The use of Botulinum Toxin in the management of motor disorders

    Lesley Katchburian – Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Evelina Children’s Hospital - London
  • Evidence and effects of strength training in children with abnormal tone

    Dr Jennifer Ryan – Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Brunel University
  • Orthotics for children with increased tone

    Sam Walmsley – Orthotist, London Orthotic Consultancy
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Thursday, 18th April 2019


This course is currently fully booked.  Contact fiona@apcp.org.uk to be placed on the reserve list.




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