Open Lecture – Evidence based practice: Botulinum toxin and rehabilitation therapies
Presenter: Teresa Clark, Physiotherapy Professional Lead, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
Botulinum toxin is increasingly used in the rehabilitation setting to maximise function, reduce care burden and prevent secondary impairment. Those working with patients after neurological injury observe the positive outcomes to quality of life, participation and comfort.
Despite this, botulinum toxin is viewed as a high cost treatment that has yet to fully evidence its clinical and cost efficacy in the neurological rehabilitation setting.
This evening lecture will share practice findings from the RHN Tone Clinic and summarise the recent evidence in the role of therapy in maximising the effects of botulinum toxin.