Physiotherapy botulinum toxin service
Service contact information
Due to physiotherapists working in clinic, they may not always be accessible on this office number. If you require a more urgent response, please contact the relevant consultant’s secretary or the botulinum toxin therapist/nurse secretary via The Walton Centre's main switchboard.
The physiotherapy botulinum toxin service is provided by clinical specialist physiotherapists who administer botulinum toxin injections to patients with spasticity and dystonia. The physiotherapists work with consultant neurologists, rehabilitation consultants and movement disorder specialist nurses.
Botulinum toxin injections
Botulinum toxin injections are provided for people with a range of conditions such as cervical dystonia, hemi-facial spasm, blepharospasm, focal limb spasticity and dystonia. The physiotherapists can give specific physiotherapy advice regarding posture, exercises, orthoses and equipment. They can also refer on to other services such as community, outpatient therapy, orthotics and wheelchair services. Botulinum toxin injections are administered using a range of techniques such as ultrasound and EMG guidance to achieve the best outcomes possible. The physiotherapists also support and advise on clinical decisions in situations that may require an alternative approach and management plan. Data gathered from clinical audits, patient outcomes and patient satisfaction surveys is essential for informing service development and best practice.
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Referrals to the physiotherapy botulinum toxin clinics come internally from our movement disorders consultants and neurological rehabilitation consultants.
Referrals to consultants at The Walton Centre for consideration for botulinum toxin should come from the patient’s GP or another relevant consultant.
If you are a local therapist and feel that your patient would benefit from this service, we would be happy to discuss suitability with you prior to referral. Alternatively, you may include a relevant detailed clinical summary via the GP referral.
Physiotherapy botulinum toxin service Consultants
Dr Sundus Alusi has been a Consultant Neurologist since 2004 and has a special interest in movement disorders. Since 2020 she has been the clinical lead for movement disorders at The Walton Centre.
Dr Panicker is currently the lead for risk and clinical governance in neurology.
Dr Dinesh Damodaran was appointed Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre in 2014 where he is part of team delivering the Movement Disorder service.
Dr Malcolm Steiger is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre.
Dr Ganesh Bavikatte is a consultant and clinical lead in the rehabilitation department at The Walton Centre in Liverpool, and honorary senior lecturer at The University of Liverpool.
Dr Shagufay Mahendran is a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at The Walton Centre where she is also the clinical lead for innovation.
Dr Bonello runs general neurology clinics, movement disorders subspecialist clinics including neurogenetics, deep brain stimulation and botulinum toxin for movement disorders at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Peter Moore is Consultant in Clinical Neurology at The Walton Centre. He runs a general neurology and a movement disorder service with a special interest in botulinum toxin treatment.
Page last updated: 23 June 2021