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Spasticity Management Across the Lifespan: Pediatric and Adult Symposium


October 10, 2014

Doubletree by Hilton Cleveland East Beachwood
Beachwood, OH

Course Directors: Francois Bethoux, MD and Doug Henry, MD


The symposium will highlight strategies to assess and manage spasticity, and to enhance function and quality of life in individuals suffering from the consequences of spasticity. The topics will cover management options (rehabilitation, devices, medical and surgical treatments) across neurological conditions that cause spasticity, and throughout the patient’s lifetime. A combination of didactic presentations, case discussions, and breakout sessions, will be used to illustrate the complexity of decision making and outcome measurement. Interaction between the audience and faculty will be encouraged throughout the symposium. An emphasis will be placed on information that can be applied in clinical practice, including recent advances.

Target Audience

Neurologists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, pediatricians, primary care physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and other disciplines involved in the diagnosis and treatment of spasticity.


Upon completion of this conference, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology and the consequences of upper and lower extremity spasticity
  • Identify rehabilitation techniques and devices to optimize function and quality of life in patients with spasticity
  • Explain medical and surgical treatment options for spasticity
  • Discuss strategies to combine treatment options to address individual needs of patients with spasticity.

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