Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Tone Management - Spasticity and Dystonia

Seyed Mansoor Rayegani

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences


Seyed Ahmad Raeissadat

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

Reza Salman Roghani

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences


Dystonia Spasticity Muscle Spindle Ashworth Scale Deep Tendon Reflex Spasticity Scale Tone Measurement Baclofen Tizanidin Baclofen Pump Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy

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Hypertonicity including spasticity and dystonia is one of the most common types of tone disorder. Spasticity is caused by damage to the CNS including brain and spinal cord causing involuntary and sustained voluntary muscles contraction. Dystonia is a type of sustained or repetitive muscle contraction resulting in twisting, repetitive movement or fixed posture. Hypertonicity and consequent induced complications including gait disturbance, lack of hand dexterity and fine movement, contracture, and cosmetic issues need a holistic and multidisciplinary approach. Aims of preparing this book are to provide different aspects of this disabling condition. From basic science to different management tools will be discussed and addressed. The readers of the book will find out all needed and clinically applied topics related to spasticity and dystonia.

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Seyed Mansoor Rayegani

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

Professor S.Mansoor Rayegani, 47 years old, is an academic physiatrist who has completed his residency training in PM&R from Shiraz medical university, Iran 1992. He started his academic activities as assistant professor of PM&R in Shohada medical center, Shahid Beheshti university of medical sciences just after passing Iranian board of PM&R examination in which he gained 1st rank. He is one of the founder pioneers for establishing residency training program in the field of PM&R in Tehran, capital of Iran. Professor Rayegani fields of interest include; electrodiagnostic medicine, pain, spinal cord injury and medical education. He supervised more than 20 postgraduate residency theses and published about 19 indexed articles in PubMed and ISI and also more than 30 articles in local medical journals. Professor Rayegani is president of Iranian society of PM&R, director of Iranian board of PM&R and chief of the PM&R research center at Shahid Beheshti university of medical science.

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