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Dealing with the symptom of spasticity

By Evelyn Frank


Spasticity is a symptom of many diseases and can have a huge impact on quality of life. Treatments range from physiotherapy to intrathecal baclofen pumps
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The questions can be


“Check your learning” is a set of 10 online questions to complement a continuing professional development (CPD) article, published in The Pharmaceutical Journal and also available online.

“Check your learning” is available till 18 April 2011. Your score and the answers will be emailed by 2 May.

If you score 70% or more, a (PDF) certificate will also be sent for your CPD portfolio

How to undertake continuing professional development

Reflect on knowledge gaps

  • What conditions cause spasticity and how can this symptom affect quality of life?
  • What are the treatment options and goals?
  • What is the place of oromucosal cannabis extract in therapy?

Think about how this article may help you to do your job better.

Practice points

Reading is only one way to undertake CPD and the regulator will expect to see various approaches in a pharmacist’s CPD portfolio.

  • List the counselling points for a patient who has been started on baclofen
  • Talk to a patient with spasticity: ask about any problems with their current treatment
  • Meet with your physiotherapy or occupational therapy team and discuss treatment of spasticity

Consider making this activity one of your nine CPD entries this year.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 11071320

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