Activity ID



July 30, 2020

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Comprising 33 self-assessment questions, this self-assessment was developed using following articles on the topic of spasticity. For a listing, click on register for this activity.

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Educational Objectives

Recognize clinical features of spastic hypertonia and methods for its quantification
Distinguish different localization techniques used for chemodenervation and neurolysis in the management of spasticity
Determine the risk factors for the development of post stroke spasticity
Understand the benefits of long-term treatment with intrathecal compared to oral baclofen.
Understand the potential benefits and limitations of the use of ultrasound guidance in the injection of botulinum toxin in management of upper limb spasticity.
Assess the benefits and limitations of common techniques for needle placement for botulinum toxin injections
Describe the most highly suggested injection locations and dosages of onabotulinumtoxinA for patients with common spasticity patterns as agreed upon by expert consensus.
Determine the advantages and disadvantages of inpatient intrathecal baclofen (ITB) pump trials.
Recognize and discuss the reported outcomes of intrathecal baclofen (ITB) therapy for spasticity management in a cohort of patients who had received this treatment for at least 10 years.
Understand the relationship between provider-rated disability in specific domains and both health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and caregiver burden in patients with upper limb poststroke spasticity.


Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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