Sharing Expertise in Spasticity Management

24th May 2018

An education day entitled ‘Current Concepts in Manging Evolving Spasticity’ hosted by IPSEN in Manchester on 18th May 2018 brought together experts in paediatric and adult care to share best practice on the management of patients with Cerebral Palsy.  The sessions were facilitated by our very own Consultants – Paul McArthur, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Peter Sanderson, Consultant Physiotherapist, Dr Ram Kumar, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist and Dr Bhaskar Basu.

Topics in the sessions covered several topics around best practice management of cerebral palsy and how we can take theory into clinical practice.  Delegates created healthy discussions and participated throughout the day especially during the workshops.


Tom’s Journey with PSP Paediatric & Neuro Rehabilitation

One of the workshops featured our very own Tom Wade who with his mum Jackie took centre stage whilst Clinical Lead, Karen Howarth shared Tom’s journeys with delegates.

17-year-old Tom has been a client of PSP Paediatric & Neuro Rehabilitation since 2012. Karen’s emphasis during the presentation focussed on the introduction of ultra sound guided Botulinum Toxin injections and the impact these have made on both Tom and his family’s lives. The involvement of PSP has had a significant impact on Toms life.   He now has significantly reduced pain, spasms and reduced dystonia resulting in that fact he is now able to attend education, enjoy family trips out, holidays abroad, swimming in the sea, abseiling, supporting his favourite football team Liverpool LFC.

Tom’s mum Jackie Wade, Tom’s mum was overwhelmed by the progress Tom has made she said “from age 9 until Tom had Botulinum Toxin injections for symptom management, life was a big black hole for the whole family.  Now we can do anything”.

“Thank You Tom”

Tom, a huge football fan and supporter of Liverpool Football Club, was presented with a Liverpool shirt with his name on as a thank-you for being a part of the day.

tom wade

Tom pictured with Jackie (mum) and Paul McArthur

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