Physiotherapy Study Day: Spasticity Management focusing on Botulinum Toxin Short course

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. Delegates will be encouraged to explore health coaching and patient perspectives of Botulinum Toxin treatment and consider the use of relevant outcome measures.

York St John University
Course fees
Fees for Self Funding Individuals: £95 NHS funded places are available.
One-day Study Day
Further dates TBC
Course Leaders
Caroline Brown, ACS Physiotherapist and Toni Bailey, Subject Director of Physiotherapy, York St John
Level and Credit:
Study Day

What will attendees 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.

Who is eligible to attend?

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.

How will it benefit my work?

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.

How to book

Fee paying places are £95 each. NHS funded places are available for Health and Social Care clinicians working in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Please contact us on for further information about booking a funded place.

Programme specification

Further information on this course is available in the programme specification. Please note that the programme specification relates to course content that is currently being studied by students at the University. For new programmes, the programme specification will be made available online prior to the start of the course.

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Fees and funding

Fees for fee paying individuals: £95

For information on NHS funded places, please visit our fees and funding page

Tuition fees

UK & EU 2019 / 20


Overseas 2019 / 20


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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