Specialized services - Interdisciplinary Spasticity Management Service - GF Strong

We help people with spasticity, muscle tone or increased stiffness to better manage their symptoms through a team of physiatrists (rehab physicians), physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nurses. 
Spasticity is an involuntary increase in muscle tone that causes resistance to movement (muscle tightness). Spasticity may result from pediatric conditions such as cerebral palsy, or may be related to spinal cord injury, brain injury, tumour, stroke, multiple sclerosis, or motor neuron disease such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. 
Without appropriate management, spasticity may cause pain, impaired limb function, difficulty walking, need for assistance with basic self-care, and reduced quality of life. Treatment includes stretching, splinting and/or Botulinum toxin (i.e. BOTOX) injections. 

GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre

4255 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 2G9
Phone: (604) 734-1313 extension 2193

Hours of operation

Monday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Referral

?Referrals must be made by a doctor or nurse practitioner. Complete the?GFS Outpatient Referral Form.

Parking & transportation

Paid parking is available. Pay stations are located at the main entrance to the building and at the staff entrance on 28th Avenue. 

Eligibility

Adults with conditions related to cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, brain injury, tumour, stroke, multiple sclerosis or motor neuron disease.