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Management of Spastic Hypertonia: Current Concepts

This course by UPMC's Dr. Michael Munin addresses the presentation and pathophysiology of patients with spastic hypertonia.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of spastic hypertonia, including listing at least three potential etiologies of the condition.
  • Recognize the presence of spastic hypertonia based on clinical presentation of the patient.
  • Design and implement an appropriate individualized management/treatment plan for patients with spastic hypertonia.


Dr. Munin has no relevant relationships with proprietary entities producing healthcare goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hours.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 5/17/2011 | Last Modified On: 7/14/2014 | Expires: 7/14/2015



Michael C. Munin, MD

Michael C. Munin, MD Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medical Director, UPMC Spasticity Evaluation and Treatment Center
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