Your Healthcare Team

You'll work with a variety of healthcare professionals if you explore your suitability for ITB therapy. They'll thoroughly evaluate your condition to find the most appropriate treatment options. To get the best results, it's important to actively participate in discussions and decision-making related to your care.

Your healthcare team for severe spasticity treatment with a baclofen pump may be a combination of the following:

Individual and Family Caregivers

  • Goal setting
  • Treatment decisions

Neurologist, Rehabilitation Specialist, or GP

  • Refers the individual for a spasticity evaluation
  • Goal setting
  • Treatment decisions
  • Post-surgery monitoring
  • Coordination of spasticity management with other aspects of care
  • May be involved in assessment and management of the baclofen pump

Neurosurgeon or Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Surgically places the pump
  • May be involved in assessment and management of the baclofen pump

Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist

  • Functional assessment
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation

Nurses

  • Clinical management
  • Ongoing assessment

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 27 Sep 2010

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