Spasticity Clinic of Metropolitan General is one of the few, organized centers in the country. It uses the most developed therapeutical approach for the effective treatment of focal spasticity.
Ιt cooperates closely with Physical Therapy Unit of the Clinic to program and to perform the suitable accompanying rehabilitation programs of the patients.
What is Spasticity?
Spasticity is a movement disorder, resulting from a damage of the Central Nerve System (brain and/or spinal cord), where the tendon reflexes increase and there is a continuous involuntary increase of the muscle tone of specific muscle groups.
The duration of the normal movement is disturbed and gradually hypertonia, painful contraction of antagonist muscle groups and clone appear, and gradually the width of the movement of the affected joints is reduced. As a consequence, performing daily needs, such as getting dressed, eating and physical hygiene becomes difficult and the patient feels limited concerning his daily activities. For example, spasticity of the lower limb causes the so called “sickle” walking.
When spasticity affects specific muscle groups of the upper or lower limb, is called focal.
Dogka Anastasia, Physiatrist
specialized in neurological disease rehabilitation
Contact tel: +30 210 650 2903 - 4