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Spasticity is a condition involving an involuntary increase in muscle tone that leads to resistance against normal movements of the body and may cause pain in some individuals.
Innovative advances in medical paediatric orthotics shared at Primary Care and Public Health 2016

Innovative advances in medical paediatric orthotics shared at Primary Care and Public Health 2016

Alan R. Cohen named Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins

Alan R. Cohen named Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins

MNI scientists move a step forward in efforts to treat hereditary spastic paraplegia

MNI scientists move a step forward in efforts to treat hereditary spastic paraplegia

Muscle & Nerve study links intramuscular fat with BMI and physical activity levels

Muscle & Nerve study links intramuscular fat with BMI and physical activity levels

Updated guidance on botulinum toxin formulations for four indications

Updated guidance on botulinum toxin formulations for four indications

AAN’s updated guideline on botulinum toxin use covers four neurologic disorders

AAN’s updated guideline on botulinum toxin use covers four neurologic disorders

Practicing movements at different speeds enhances certain nerve functions after stroke or spine injury

Practicing movements at different speeds enhances certain nerve functions after stroke or spine injury

Combination of two innovative rehabilitation approaches may enhance movement function after stroke

Combination of two innovative rehabilitation approaches may enhance movement function after stroke

Dysport phase III study results in children with cerebral palsy with lower limb spasticity published in Pediatrics

Dysport phase III study results in children with cerebral palsy with lower limb spasticity published in Pediatrics

Long-term disease progression in spinocerebellar ataxia quantified

Long-term disease progression in spinocerebellar ataxia quantified

Botulinum toxin A improves muscle tone in hemiparesis

Botulinum toxin A improves muscle tone in hemiparesis

FDA accepts Allergan's resubmission of BOTOX sBLA for treatment of adults with upper limb spasticity

FDA accepts Allergan's resubmission of BOTOX sBLA for treatment of adults with upper limb spasticity

Scientists develop communication system for people with cerebral palsy

Scientists develop communication system for people with cerebral palsy

Toxic Botox travels through our nerves to reach central nervous system

Toxic Botox travels through our nerves to reach central nervous system

Patient with severe Alzheimer's shows promising benefits during treatment with Bryostatin drug

Patient with severe Alzheimer's shows promising benefits during treatment with Bryostatin drug

Deuterium-containing sigma-1 agonist demonstrates anti-seizure, anti-inflammatory effects in TBI model

Deuterium-containing sigma-1 agonist demonstrates anti-seizure, anti-inflammatory effects in TBI model

RowanSOM researcher awarded NINDS grant to develop stem cell-based therapy for Canavan disease

RowanSOM researcher awarded NINDS grant to develop stem cell-based therapy for Canavan disease

New treatment may bring hope for people suffering from muscle cramps

New treatment may bring hope for people suffering from muscle cramps

Experts discuss therapeutic potential of medical cannabis in a symposium organized by MUHC

Experts discuss therapeutic potential of medical cannabis in a symposium organized by MUHC

Intronix Technologies, Western University collaborate to develop rehabilitation devices

Intronix Technologies, Western University collaborate to develop rehabilitation devices