Clinical Evaluation and Management of Spasticity

  • David A. Gelber
  • Douglas R. Jeffery

Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Basic Concepts of Spasticity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert R. Young
      Pages 3-12
    3. David C. Good
      Pages 27-44
  3. Treatment Modalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Susan H. Pierson
      Pages 47-66
    3. Géza F. Kogler
      Pages 67-91
    4. Peter W. Rossi
      Pages 93-102
    5. Eric P. Bastings, Amelito Malapira
      Pages 103-124
    6. David A. Gelber
      Pages 125-136
    7. Herbert I. Karpatkin, Mindy Lipson Aisen
      Pages 137-145
    8. Walter S. Davis
      Pages 147-150
    9. Joni Clark
      Pages 151-158
    10. David S. Rosenblum
      Pages 159-171
    11. Lauren C. Seeberger, Christopher F. O’Brien
      Pages 173-186
    12. Randall T. Schapiro
      Pages 187-195
    13. Jose A. Espinosa
      Pages 257-265
  4. A Coordinated Approach to the Treatment of Spasticity in Neurologic Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Carol Green, Daniel R. Cooperman, Susan E. Gara, Carrie Proch
      Pages 269-286
    3. Kurt Fiedler, Douglas R. Jeffery
      Pages 353-368
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 369-385

About this book


The many recent advances in the treatment of spasticity have created a need for an up-to-date volume devoted entirely to today's optimal treatment strategies for this difficult medical problem. In Clinical Evaluation and Management of Spasticity, David A. Gelber, MD, and Douglas R. Jeffery, MD, have addressed this need by assembling a comprehensive collection of articles surveying the pathophysiology of chronic neurologic spasticity and detailing its often complex medical and surgical management. Written by leading experts in neurology and rehabilitation, the book covers physical and occupational therapy, splinting and orthotics, electrical stimulation, orthopedic interventions, nerve blocks, the use of botulinum toxin, and novel treatments such as tizanidine, intrathecal medications, and neurosurgical techniques. The contributors also review coordinated approaches to the treatment of spasticity and specific neurological diseases such as spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injury.
Authoritative and cutting-edge, Clinical Evaluation and Management of Spasticity constitutes today's definitive clinical reference on spasticity, and provides a framework for all physicians and physical therapists to develop effective treatment plans for their patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David A. Gelber
    • 1
  • Douglas R. Jeffery
    • 2
  1. 1.Springfield Clinic Neuroscience InstituteSpringfieldUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyWake Forest University School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA

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