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Tone Management

We see children who have problems with tone or tension in their muscles.
Your team
Who are we?

Your team includes developmental pediatricians, a nurse clinician, and physiotherapists.

What do we do?


  • assess children with hypertonia (spasticity), dystonia, spasms, cerebral palsy, brain injuries or other neuromotor problems
  • assess your child's tone and how it affects your child
  • discuss treatment options to help your child be more comfortable and allow him or her to participate in activities
  • make recommendation such as physical therapy, medication, or referral for surgery
Your appointment

Please arrive 10-15 min prior to your appointment to register at reception.

Appointments usually take 90 minutes.

Please bring a list of your child's medications with you as well as their usual stroller, seating system or wheelchair.

You and your child will be seen by a physician and a nurse to talk about your child and the concerns you have. They will do a history and an exam to feel your child's muscle tone. This doesn't hurt and only involves moving your child's arms, legs and body.

We will talk about the ideas we have to help your child with their muscle tone and send you home with a plan which may include; therapy, referrals to other physicians, medication and follow up.

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