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BIAA Joins Spasticity Alliance, Launches Spasticity Awareness Week

13-Jun-2016 Vienna, Virginia – The Brain Injury Association of America is proud to join the National Stroke Association, United Cerebral Palsy, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, and the United Spinal Association in founding the Spasticity Alliance. 

Spasticity, often termed the “charley horse that will not go away,” is estimated to impact nearly 50% of all brain injury patients. Symptoms include stiff, rigid muscles and involuntary muscle contractions. 

“With the launch of the Spasticity Alliance and Spasticity Awareness Week, we are pleased to be a part of a new team that is providing solutions to a problem that affects so many of those we work for on a daily basis. The Spasticity Alliance is an important new tool as we work to increase awareness of spasticity and provide useful information to patients and caregivers, such as identification and management of symptoms,” said Susan Connors, president and CEO of the Brain Injury Association of America. “No matter the cause of brain injury, spasticity is a threat and therefore a concern, and together this important alliance will become a unified, solid voice for all impacted by spasticity.”

Spasticity Awareness Week began on June 13 and will end on Friday, June 17. Please visit www.SpasticityAlliance.org for additional information and useful resources. 


 
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