Occupational Therapy for Muscle Spasms and Spasticity

Common Difficulties associated with Muscle Spasms and Spasticity

Muscle spasms and spasticity are both conditions that involve involuntary muscle contractions, but they have different causes and characteristics. Here are common difficulties associated with each:

Muscle Spasms


How can Occupational Therapy help?

Occupational therapy (OT) can play a valuable role in managing muscle spasms and spasticity. OT is a holistic approach that focuses on helping individuals achieve independence and improve their ability to perform daily activities. Here are some ways in which occupational therapy can help with muscle spasms and spasticity:

Assessment and Evaluation

Splinting and Orthotics

Range of Motion Exercises

Functional Activities Training

Environmental Modifications

Task-specific Training

Neuromuscular Reeducation

Education and Coping Strategies

Collaboration with Other Healthcare Professionals