Treating muscle spasticity after stroke

Stroke is one of the leading causes of mortality in Canada. Approximately 40 to 50 thousand people suffer a stroke. Eight out of ten people survive but require varying degrees of rehabilitation. One consequence of stroke that is not mentioned often is muscle spasticity. This requires specific rehabilitation and therapy to help the stroke survivor regain functional abilities.

  • Dr. Lalith Satkunam, physiatrist, MBBS, FRCPC, Founder and Director, Spasticity Program for Adults, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and Associate Professor, Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Alberta.

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