Physical Medicine Clinic Spasticity Program
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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Peck's Landing)

1940 Blairs Ferry Road
Suite 104
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

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Urgent Care - Anamosa

1795 Hwy 64 East
Anamosa, Iowa 52205

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Urgent Care - Hiawatha

1001 N. Center Point Road
Suite A
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

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Urgent Care - Marion

2992 7th Ave.
Marion, Iowa 52302

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Urgent Care - Westside

2375 Edgewood Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

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Spasticity Management Program

Our Comprehensive Spasticity Management Program offers the most experienced care available in the region for evaluating and treating the entire range of neurological conditions that cause spasticity.

What is Spasticity?

Spasticity is tightness in the muscles that occurs after an injury to the brain, spinal cord or part of the muscles. A stroke is the most common cause of spasticity.
Several studies show that spasticity occurs in up to 42 percent of patients after a stroke. This tightness can affect one or more limbs or even a patient’s back or neck muscles.
Spasticity can cause significant pain and disability.

The spasms associated with spasticity can cause:

a tight fist
bent elbow
stiff knee
pointed foot
toe dragging
or generalized stiffness in muscles.

Experience Counts

Our Comprehensive Spasticity Management Program is the first and most experienced program in the region. Our health-care professionals provide a vast array of treatment options, including:

Oral medications
EMG guided botulinum (Botox™) injections
Baclofen pump management
Therapy
Bracing

“I have a personal passion for spasticity management. There are so many people who have spasticity and do not even know it or are not aware that it can be treated. There are many ways that a trained physician can help improve function and decrease discomfort. I offer a comprehensive approach to spasticity management.”

– Nick Appleby, DO