Managing Complex Tone: Spasticity and Casting

12 Mar 2024 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Tuesday 12 – Wednesday 13 March 2024

Two-day practical training course

This two-day course offers a theoretical and practical introduction to casting complex neurological patients.

There will be a presentation of the evidence relating to the use of botulinum toxin and casting within focal spasticity, interactive clinical reasoning sessions to develop assessment and decision-making skills, and several practical workshops where you will learn how to fabricate upper and lower limb soft and scotch casts.

The course is designed to support the use of scotch and soft casting in the treatment of adults with neurological conditions. It will cover our adult experience and adult evidence base. We often have paediatric therapists who attend. They find the course helpful, and are able to take the practical and theoretical components of managing spasticity and contracture away for application into their own caseload.

The course is taught by the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability Tone and Splint Clinic Teams, including specialist medical and therapy speakers.

Key learning objectives include

  • Fabricating upper and lower limb Scotch and soft casts
  • Developing shared OT/PT reasoning and practical skills to integrate casting into interdisciplinary practice
  • Understanding the role of and indicators for the use of botulinum toxin
  • Improved knowledge in the assessment and measurement of spasticity including goal setting and outcome measures.
  • Understanding the evidence base behind the use of botulinum toxin and casting
  • Exploring everyday practice issues through the use of case studies
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the evidence and guidelines that govern spasticity and splinting practice

Who is this course for

Physiotherapists and occupational therapists working in neurology

Cost: £440 including all materials, resources, and lunch/refreshments

Register here

For more information and registration please call 020 8780 4500 ext 5141 or email