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April 18, 2017

Medtronic and patient advocacy groups participating in the campaign are hosting a live kick-off event at 7 p.m. central time, Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Minneapolis. The kick-off event, which will be webcast at www.ReleaseYourPotential, will be led by Jennifer Doble, M.D., medical director of TBI Rehabilitation Services Tree Rehab Systems and Spasticity program director at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI, who will speak about severe spasticity and available treatment options.

Additionally, three patients who are living with severe spasticity will share their experiences with the condition and their treatments.

"Tight, stiff muscles caused by spasticity may not only limit movement, they can be painful," said Dr. Doble. "Spasms can make simple tasks impossible for a patient with hemiplegia, paraplegia or quadriplegia. The campaign is about encouraging people to take control of their spasticity so they can find a treatment option that is appropriate. Releasing the spasms with the right treatment can help them regain the ability to do simple and even more challenging tasks."

As a part of the campaign, Medtronic has launched a website www.ReleaseYourPotential. This interactive website enables users to view videos and testimonials; utilize online tools to help learn about and manage severe spasticity; and connect with other users who have been impacted by the condition.

The campaign is ongoing, with local events and teleconferences being scheduled across the country. 

SOURCE Medtronic, Inc.