Spasticity Rehabilitation

We Can Help You Manage Spasticity

Our spasticity rehabilitation team can treat spasticity and its symptoms, including tightness, stiffness, pain and spasms resulting in uncontrolled movements. We help patients manage their condition and improve their ability to complete everyday activities such as dressing, bathing, eating and walking.

When to Seek Spasticity Rehabilitation

We care for patients with spasticity related to these conditions:
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury

Treatment Options for Spasticity Rehabilitation

We offer a full range of inpatient and outpatient services designed to help patients maintain independence and improve quality of life. Our services include:

  • Exercise and stretching programs: We create daily stretching and home exercise programs tailored to each patient’s unique symptoms.
  • Injections: We offer injections of Botox and other medications, as well as nerve blocks.
  • Medications: Our team can prescribe oral medications that can help relieve or improve symptoms.
  • Neurosurgical procedures: We collaborate with neurosurgeons to connect patients with treatments such as intrathecal baclofen pump therapy, which delivers medication into the spinal fluid.
  • Orthopedic procedures: Our team will refer patients who may be candidates for tendon lengthening procedures to orthopedic surgeons for additional care.
  • Physical and occupational therapy: Our therapists help patients achieve the maximum level of function and independence through stretching, strengthening, functional training and use of splints and braces.
  • Splints and braces: Splints and braces can help improve range of motion, achieve optimal positioning of the limbs and reduce spasticity to improve performance of daily activities and manage symptoms.

Why Choose JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute for Rehabilitation Services and Care

Excellence

Our rehabilitation facilities provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for patients who need to recover after a serious accident, illness or surgery, allowing for a smooth transition between levels of care.

Innovation

Our experts are leaders in stroke, cardiac, pulmonary, orthopedic, brain injury and neurological rehabilitation and are involved in groundbreaking research.

Quality

Our rehabilitation facilities are licensed by the State of New Jersey and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and Joint Commission, ensuring that our programs meet or exceed state and national quality standards.

Patient Story

Michael Segarra
Road to Recovery After a Debilitative Brain Injury

At age 25, Michael Segarra landed in the hospital with a blood infection, expecting a short stay. But his heightened blood pressure caused a rupture in an arteriovenous malformation (AVM.)

Our Doctors

Our rehabilitation specialists work closely with you, your family, and your other care providers to assist with your recovery after COVID-19.

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