Spasticity – What it is and practical ways to manage spasticity
This is a recording from Dr Gretchen Hawley where we discuss what spasticity is, how to recognise spasticity vs tightness and how you can manage its effects independently using the power of stretching. The recording is approximately 60 minutes with questions at the end.
Please see our MS-UK’s Choices booklet on spasms and spasticity which provides an introduction to what spasticity is, the causes and self-management techniques.
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The information sessions with Dr Gretchen Hawley, will not only answer those questions, but they’ll leave you feeling empowered and informed. You’ll understand the process your brain goes through to create new neural connections, resulting in improved strength and movement. You’ll also learn appropriate exercises and techniques to improve your balance and muscle tightness, leading to better function in your day-to-day activities.
A Doctor of Physical Therapy, with years of clinical practice experience, Gretchen is a Physical Therapist and Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist through the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centres based in the USA.
She has a special interest in the management and wellness of MS patients, and presents as the Keynote Speaker at numerous MS events including Living Well with MS events sponsored by the MS Society in addition to MS Views & News. Other collaborations include national MS organisations, including the National MS Society, MS Association of America, and MS Foundation. Additionally, Dr Gretchen shares her expertise to MS support groups, podcasts, and on her own YouTube and social media channels.
If you would like to know more about Dr Hawley please visit our website to see Dr Hawley’s previous blog or visit Dr Hawley’s website The MSing Link https://www.doctorgretchenhawley.com