Department of spasticity therapy
The department of spasticity therapy at the Neurological Rehabilitation Center Godeshohe Bonn treats patients with spastic paralysis resulting from trauma or injury to the motor pathways in the brain or spinal cord. Often patients of the department had strokes, craniocerebral injuries or paraplegic syndromes in the past. The department's primary goal is to relieve pain, improve motor functions and mobility, prevent complications and indirect damages, and facilitate care, enhancing the overall quality of life. An experienced team of neurologists, internists, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists is at patients' disposal. The department has the possibility of outpatient treatment, but in case of need for inpatient treatment, medical staff will take care of a comfortable stay in the clinic.
Fundamental is the work of physiotherapists who reduce spasms and, therefore, pain, passively move joints to maintain their mobility, strengthen healthy muscle areas and trigger physiological movements. In addition, treatment aims to prevent misalignment or stiffness of the joints. During unique drug therapy, doctors prefer local intramuscular injections of botulinum toxin. In case of severe pain syndrome, specialists use an anaesthetic infusion close to the spinal cord with the help of a drug pump, which is implanted at the University Hospital in Bonn.