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Spasticity, an increase in the stiffness of muscle movement often associated with spasms, is a common problem and the cause of significant disability and distress. Most spasticity is managed as part of the other services in the OCE, with only a minority needing specialist assessment for and provision of the following:
Most of the specialist service is run from within OCE. There are additional monthly multi-professional clinics for extremely complex patients. These are attended by:
All referrals should be made by letter, indicating that spasticity is the major problem. If the specialist spasticity service is considered likely to be needed, the letter should detail the specific management that has already been tried.