MESSAGE BY: sacarideo
Dawn and others,
I was wondering if anyone has any ideas about how to break up ATNR reflex. This child is a spastic quad, s/p baclofen pump surgery, but still having severe spacticity problems. We work on head control in all the developmental positions, but are limited by ATNR,
Any ideas would be very helpful.
REPLY FROM: STEPHAYNESPT
In my opinion, the best thing you can do for this child is advocate to get his pump titrated 2 -1-2 times weekly until the best dosage of baclofen is found. The ATNR will disappear and you can work on strengthening and PROM/AROM. I am thrilled to hear about who did hsi pump and how it is going. I am a strong believer is this fanatastic device. Stephanie
Stephanie L. Haynes PT