What is the goal of ITB therapy for spasticity?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Krupa Pandey, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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As some degree of muscle tone may be required to assist in the support of circulatory function, prevent deep vein thrombosis, and optimize ADLs and ease of care, optimizing the change of tone with ITB requires striking a balance between the patient's condition, functional goals, and physiologic demands.

Since ITB may be appropriate for a broad range of disabilities, from ambulatory to vegetative states, treatment and functional goals must be individualized, clearly understood, and agreed upon by the patient, family, caregivers, and care-provider team before treatment begins. Thus, appropriately chosen patients with clearly defined and realistic treatment objectives benefit the most from this form of treatment.


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