Author: The StrokeEd Collaboration

Duration: 48 mins

Details: Presented by Karl Schurr, physiotherapist and member of the StrokeEd Collaboration, Australia. This lecture is the first in a 2-part series about the relationship between upper limb spasticity and contracture post-stroke, the effects of interventions including botulinum toxin, and implications for rehabilitation practice. Karl discusses stiffness and ‘tone’ (and argues that the term ‘tone’ is unhelpful), and how to measure spasticity reliably.

The second lecture presents information and research about upper limb contracture post-stroke.

This lecture was recorded during a workshop on upper limb retraining in 2021.