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-keepingNicola Ashton – Solicitor Advocate, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
Definitions of hypertonia and outcomes measuresSusie Turner – Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Evelina Children’s Hospital - London
Medical management of toneDr Lucinda Carr – Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital - London
Surgical options for management of hypertoniaSinead Barkey – Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Evelina Children’s Hospital - London
The use of Botulinum Toxin in the management of motor disordersLesley Katchburian – Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Evelina Children’s Hospital - London
Evidence and effects of strength training in children with abnormal toneDr Jennifer Ryan – Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Brunel University
Orthotics for children with increased toneSam Walmsley – Orthotist, London Orthotic Consultancy
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Thursday, 18th April 2019
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