National Stroke Association’s Spasticity-Focused Educational Activities
Post-Stroke Spasticity: An Update on Diagnosis and Treatment Research Grand Rounds educates the professional spasticity management team on the latest evidence relating to accurate assessment of spasticity with appropriate treatment, including promising improvements in functional capabilities, discomfort, and pain associated with treatment of upper-limb spasticity. Available exclusively to National Stroke Association’s Stroke Center Network (SCN) member facilities. Read more.
State-of-the-Art Treatments for Post-Stroke Spasticity, filmed before Botox was FDA-approved for upper limb spasticity, the video examines multiple treatment options for post-stroke spasticity. Watch now.
Abnormal Volitional Hip Torque Phasing and Hip Impairments in Gait Post Stroke. Published March 2010.
Spasticity. Published February 2010.
Botulinum Toxin Type A for Upper Limb Spasticity After Stroke. Published December 2009.
Spasticity, An Impairment That is Poorly Defined and Poorly Measured. Published July 2009.
Botulinum Toxin Should Be First-Line Treatment for Post Stroke Spasticity. Published April 2009.
Prevalence of Disabling Spasticity 1 Year After First-Ever Stroke.Published March 2008.
Spasticity. Published March 2008.
Botulinum Toxin in Post Stroke Spasticity. Published June 2007.
Paretic Upper-Limb Strength Best Explains Arm Activity in People With Stroke. Published January 2007.
Biomechanical Measurement of Post-Stroke Spasticity. Published May 2006.
Pharmacologic Management of Spasticity Following Stroke. Published October 2004.
Predicting Spasticity After Stroke in those Surviving to 12 Months. Published April 2004.
Editorial Comment—Spasticity After Stroke: What’s the Catch? Published January 2004.
Prevalence of Spasticity Post Stroke. Published 2002.
Intrathecal Baclofen for Spasticity Caused by Thrombotic Stroke. Published May 2001.
- The Berg Balance Scale is used in stroke rehabilitation.
- The Brain Attack Coalition provides guidelines, stroke scales and pathways.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention features information and educational materials on stroke.
- Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is the organization that accredits facilities in the arena of rehabilitation.
- Easter Seals features information and educational materials on stroke.
- The Joint Commission is the organization that accredits hospitals to be primary stroke centers.
- National Institutes of Health has stroke resources, including clinical trials information.
- National Stroke Association offers a free NIH Stroke Scale with CME and CE.
- Rehab-Scales identifies varying evaluation scales specifically designed to be used in rehabilitation.
- The Stanford Stroke Center website defines stroke scales and rehabilitation scales used to monitor stroke patients.
- Washington University in St. Louis hosts a comprehensive Web site on all aspects of stroke care including stroke rehabilitation assessment scales.
- WE MOVE (Worldwide Education & Awareness for Movement Disorders) provides information on movement disorders.
- Stroke Impact Scale has been developed and presented by the KU Medical Center.