Spasticity Management In Vancouver, WA

Spasticity, a muscle control disorder characterized by tight or stiff muscles and an inability to control those muscles, can be a significant barrier in the journey toward recovery and independence. At Gabbert Clinic, our Spasticity Management service is designed to address this challenging condition head-on. With a blend of innovative techniques and compassionate care, our occupational therapy team empowers individuals to overcome the limitations imposed by spasticity.

Understanding Spasticity: The Foundation of Our Approach

Spasticity results from an imbalance in the signals from the central nervous system to the muscles. Common in conditions like cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and traumatic brain injuries, it manifests in muscle stiffness, involuntary muscle contractions, and pain, severely impacting daily activities. Our approach at Gabbert Clinic begins with a comprehensive evaluation to understand each client’s unique presentation of spasticity.

Our Comprehensive Approach: Tailoring Treatment to Individual Needs

Our Spasticity Management service utilizes a multi-faceted approach. This includes:

  • Occupational Therapy Interventions: Focusing on improving daily functioning and independence through tailored activities.
  • Pain Management: Employing methods like heat therapy, cold therapy, and massage to alleviate discomfort.
  • Technology-Assisted Therapies: Incorporating tools like electrical stimulation and biofeedback for muscle control and pain relief.
  • Education and Family Support: Empowering clients and their families with knowledge and strategies to manage spasticity at home.

What Are The Benefits Of Spasticity Management in Vancouver?

The benefits of our Spasticity Management program extend beyond physical improvements. Clients experience enhanced mobility, reduced pain, and an improved ability to perform daily tasks. This holistic improvement significantly boosts quality of life, fostering independence and self-confidence. Additionally, our family-centered approach ensures that both clients and their loved ones are supported throughout the therapeutic journey.

At Gabbert Clinic, we pride ourselves on using the latest and most effective techniques in spasticity management. Our team stays abreast of cutting-edge research and incorporates innovative therapies that have shown promising results. This commitment to innovation means our clients receive care that is not only effective but also aligned with the latest advancements in the field.

Customized Care Plans Tailored to Each Individual

Understanding that each case of spasticity is unique, we develop customized care plans for each client. These plans are based on a thorough assessment of the individual’s condition, lifestyle, and goals. By tailoring our approach, we ensure that each client receives the most effective treatment designed to meet their specific needs and objectives.

Addressing Mind and Body

Our Spasticity Management program goes beyond occupational therapy and includes holistic wellness practices. We recognize that managing spasticity is not just about physical improvement; it’s also about enhancing overall well-being. Our program may include mindfulness, relaxation techniques, and counseling services to support mental health, which is a critical component of holistic recovery.

Harnessing the Power of Innovation

We utilize advanced technology in our Spasticity Management program. From wearable devices that track muscle activity to sophisticated software for movement analysis, our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art tools. These technologies not only aid in treatment but also provide valuable feedback and progress tracking for both therapists and clients.

Measuring Success, One Step At A Time

Our therapy is outcome-focused. We set realistic, achievable goals with each client and measure progress meticulously. This focus on outcomes ensures that we are always moving towards specific, tangible improvements, whether they are in mobility, pain reduction, or daily living activities.

What Does It Mean To Be Saebo Certified?

At our Occupational Therapy Clinic, we offer Spasticity Management, underscored by our Saebo Certification. This certification demonstrates our occupational therapists’ proficiency in using Saebo’s groundbreaking rehabilitation tools, specifically crafted for those recovering from neurological conditions like strokes or brain injuries, where spasticity management is crucial. Our Saebo Certified therapists have deep expertise in utilizing these innovative devices, which are pivotal in offering advanced rehabilitation techniques focused on spasticity management. These methods significantly improve motor recovery and enhance the overall quality of life for our clients. Our occupational therapists are not only skilled in employing these tools but also adept at integrating them into personalized therapy plans, ensuring each client receives the most effective, specialized care for managing spasticity and advancing in their recovery journey.

Join Us On The Path To Greater Independence

Discover the difference that comprehensive spasticity management can make at Gabbert Clinic. Our dedicated team, innovative techniques, and compassionate approach are here to support you every step of the way. Contact us to learn more about our Spasticity Management service and take the first step towards a more independent and fulfilling life.

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April W

 “Exceptional quality care. I highly recommend her. I left from my first appointment relieved of pain and ready to begin healing with the tools and guidance I needed. It’s not often that you can walk into a P.T. appointment in pain and leave feeling better from the first visit. She has an innate ability to locate the source of the issue and gets right to it. Very talented. Amy will not tell you to not do life with your hands . She will be your ally and support you with your daily life goals.” 

Donna M

“Amy is absolutely the best physical therapist I have ever had for any body part! 🙂 She is thorough, knowledgeable, effective, efficient and friendly. She takes the time to listen and understand your symptoms so that she can provide the most effective therapy to help you improve. I really can’t recommend her highly enough! As a bonus for me, she is just 7 minutes from my home!”