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Short course

Physiotherapy Study Day: Spasticity Management focusing on Botulinum Toxin

Explore health coaching and patient perspectives of Botulinum Toxin treatment and consider the use of relevant outcome measures.

This study day will introduce the concept of using Botulinum Toxin Injections within a spasticity management plan. The course combines taught theory with discussion and case study scenarios to enable participants to link theory to practice within a contemporary evidence base.

  • Location – York campus or can be delivered for organisations offsite
  • Duration – One-day study day
  • Facilitators - Caroline Brown, ACS Physiotherapist and Toni Bailey, Subject Director of Physiotherapy, York St John

Course Fees

    £95 For self-funded individuals

    Health Education England funding available Funding criteria

Course information

By attending this course you will learn:

The study day will include an overview of the pathophysiology of spasticity, an introduction to Botulinum Toxin and how it works, alongside the application to practice using case study scenarios and a consideration of current guidelines and evidence.

The course content is based on the new RCP guidelines on Spasticity in Adults: Management using Botulinum Toxin 2018.

This course is designed for Band 5-7 mid career physiotherapists with some experience of treating patients with neurological conditions, and who are interested in developing their knowledge of spasticity management.

What difference will it make to my attendees?

This study day will increase delegates' knowledge of focal spasticity management using Botulinum Toxin and lead to more effective clinical reasoning around who is appropriate to refer to Botulinum Toxin clinics. It will also provide a platform to facilitate delegates to consider becoming Botulinum Toxin injectors in the future.

Course leader biographies

Caroline Brown, Advanced Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Spasticity Management

Caroline has worked as a specialist neurological physiotherapist within the NHS for 20 years and developed a particular interest in spasticity management. She became one of the first botulinum toxin physiotherapy injectors in the country and for the last 12 years has run a weekly clinic, more recently utilising ultrasound guidance where appropriate. Caroline has lectured regionally and nationally on spasticity management with an emphasis on botulinum toxin treatment, and is passionate about individualised patient goal-oriented treatment and sharing knowledge.

Toni Bailey, Subject Director of Physiotherapy at York St John University

Toni has been involved in the development, delivery and assessment of physiotherapy programmes in Higher Education since 2001. Her research interest is clinically orientated and relates to the rehabilitation of adults post-neurological injury with a specific interest in the utilisation of Botulinum Toxin within this particular clinical field. As a result Toni is dedicated to the concept of evidence based practice both within healthcare and healthcare education.

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