Leading the field in spasticity management and advice
MyTurn Rehabilitation is a leading provider of spasticity management services and advice in South-East Queensland, and we take great pride in the level of expertise and depth of knowledge shared by our clinicians.
Spasticity is a motor disorder as a result of injury to the brain and/or the spinal cord. Its gradual development is caused by a group of neurophysiologic mechanisms emerging after central nervous system injury. It can result in pain, loss of function and a reduction in flexibility of muscles and joints. If affects patients following stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis (MS), and others conditions.
In order to provide the right treatment for spasticity at the right time, a well coordinated and highly specialised approach is required. MyTurn Rehabilitation clinicians work directly with Medical Specialists, Occupational Therapists and Orthotists to plan and implement timely and safe treatments that may include any or all of the below:
- Stretching and positioning programs
- Splinting and casting
- Intramuscular botulinum toxin A injections
- Functional electrical stimulation
- Motor retraining for functional activities
- Carer education
- Medication review
Spasticity Management Clinic
MyTurn Rehabilitation runs a community-based Spasticity Management clinic where each client receives a comprehensive assessment with a Rehabilitation Physician, Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist. This coordinated approach facilitates good physical outcomes for our clients with neurological injury.
MyTurn Rehabilitation provides wholistic management for clients with either upper limb or lower limb spasticity. Individualised goals are confirmed to build a personalised management plan. The Spasticity Clinic is held at our Eight Mile Plains Clinic on a monthly basis.
Consultations with the Rehabilitation Physician and Botulinum toxin may attract an out of pocket fee after Medicare rebate. Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist fees may be claimed via private health insurance, NDIS, and other insurance schemes.
Clients may self-refer to the Spasticity Clinic, however a GP referral to the medical specialist is required in order to claim the cost of consultation back from Medicare. Referrals are also accepted by third party insurers, WorkCover, DVA and other medical specialists.