Spasticity Management Expert
Highly skilled and experienced physician
Cervical dystonia treatment
Experience in ultrasound-guided botulinum toxin injections
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Welcome to NeuroRehabilitation
NeuroRehabilitation Sunshine Coast is a rehabilitation medicine service specialising in out-of-hospital treatment of spasticity and cervical dystonia. We use state of the art ultrasound technology to provide gold-standard and accurate intramuscular injections of botulinum toxin.
Sometimes following injury or illness to the brain or spinal cord, muscles become stiff and tight. This increase in muscle tone is commonly referred to as spasticity. Also referred to as hypertonicity, it commonly occurs secondary to stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, spinal injury and other brain and spinal cord conditions.
Cervical dystonia is a common movement disorder where neck muscles contract involuntarily. This causes abnormal postures of the head and neck. It is usually painful and may be associated with migraine. Whilst it may occur following injury or illness to the brain and spinal cord, for most people the cause is usually unknown.
Dr Warren Jennings-Bell is an experienced and highy regarded rehabilitation medicine specialist having performed thousands of ultrasound-guided procedures. He enjoys and is committed to providing friendly and high quality care to persons experiencing limited function and impairment following injury or illness of the brain and spinal cord in a supportive and comfortable environment.
Dr Jennings-Bell is a registered Medical Practitioner and Consultant Physician in the specialty of Rehabilitation Medicine in the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He is a highly skilled physician with particular interests in brain injury, spinal cord injury and ultrasound-guided procedures that improve function and quality of life.
Evidence-Based Spasticity Treatment
Spasticity affects people in different ways. As muscles tighten you may find that your upper or lower limb position is affected. Prolonged muscle tightness can result in permanent muscle shortening and joint contracture. Once contractures occur treatment can be very difficult and may require surgical treatment, so it is very important to treat spasticity appropriately and early to prevent this from occurring.
Cervical dystonia is a painful condition where neck muscles contract involuntarily.
Botulinum toxin injections can treat the abnormal posture of your head and neck plus relieve the pain associated with the condition.