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Pediatric experts in our Spasticity and Tone Management Clinic treat spasticity (stiffness in the muscles) and dystonia (muscle contractions) related to cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, severe brain injuries and several other diagnoses. Our multidisciplinary care team uses their 30+ years of experience to help families manage spasticity, tonicity and abnormal muscle function in children and adolescents with these conditions.
The clinic includes many professionals across a number of disciplines who work together to create individualized treatment plans for each patient. They are experts in physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiology, neurosurgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedics and neurology. Our program works closely with an on-site neurosurgeon who is involved in decision-making and tone management for our patients, and experts from our nationally recognized gait lab is involved in both surgical and non-surgical treatment. Several of our rehab physicians have even been recognized by 5280 as Top Doctors in the Denver metro area.
We treat conditions that affect spasticity and tone, including but not limited to:
Our rehabilitation physicians also specialize in focal area injections of Botox (Botulism toxin) and phenol (phenolic acid), substances that have been proven highly effective for spasticity and dystonia management. Our pediatric rehabilitation programs have been involved in multicenter studies demonstrating the safety and ethical use of Botox in children with spasticity.
Within our clinics, we offer services and tests for spasticity management, including:
Every child with spasticity or tonicity issues has different needs and concerns, which is why we use a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Depending on the needs of your child, we may recommend:
At the Spasticity and Tone Management Clinic, we see a large population of children with complex neurological disorders. Because of our team's extensive experience in treating spasticity and dystonia, we provide exceptional care and cutting-edge treatments for children and adolescents. Our clinic has also served in multiple research studies regarding the treatment of spasticity in children with the use of Botox. Thanks to our involvement in this research, we can offer injection treatments that improve outcomes for patients with a variety of muscle-affecting disorders.
You can reach the Spasticity and Tone Management Clinic at 720-777-4536.