• Dr. Sharon Galitzer, Pediatric Physical Therapist

Hips, Hamstring and Mobility

Updated: Apr 27, 2021

What’s spasticity? Spasticity is an abnormal prolonged tightness of the muscle which is often as the result of some type of neurological condition. In order to move, opposing muscles on the opposite sides of a joint contract and relax, much like a pulley system. When that pulley arm is shortened, it’s more difficult to generate force and movement can be difficult.

My child has a neurological disorder and has spasticity, so what can I do? There is no one size fits all when it comes to spasticity so plan for a rich conversation with your child's neurologists, physiatrist and therapist. Then you can make an informed decision for next steps.

Here are some important facts about spasticity that you should know:


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