Splinting - PT Assistant

Splinting 114

Pediatric Splinting


3.0

  • Explain the impact of upper extremity splinting on the development of childhood occupations
  • Describe the major features and purposes of a resting hand, wrist, thumb, serpentine and weight-bearing splints
  • Describe the process of fabricating each of these splints, as well as individual variations
  • Explain precautions for these splints and their variations
  • Explain how to provide instructions to care providers to maximize correct application and usage of splints
  • Judge when a splint is fitting properly and identify and correct errors in the fit of a splint
  • Examine evidence for splinting children and recommended future areas needed research

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Splinting 113

Splinting on Older Adults


2.0

  • Describe special considerations for splinting older adults in different treatment settings
  • Identify age-related changes and medical conditions that may affect splint provision
  • Explain how medication side effects may affect splint design and care instructions for older adults
  • Recognize how an older adult’s occupational performance may influence splint use and design based various factors
  • Be familiar with a variety of prefabricated splint options and materials available to custom design splints
  • Describe factors that influence methods of instruction for an older adult and caregiver

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Splinting 112

Antispasticity Splinting


2.0

  • Identify and describe the two historic trends in upper extremity tone-reduction splinting
  • Compare the strengths and weaknesses of dorsal and volar forearm platforms
  • Discuss the neurophysiologic rationale supporting the use of the finger spreader and hard cone
  • Discriminate between the passive and dynamic components of spasticity
  • Describe the difference between submaximum and maximum ranges as they relate to tone-reduction splints
  • Identify and describe the two major components of orthokinetic splints
  • Describe one unique characteristic for each of the following materials: plaster bandage, fiberglass bandage, inflatable splints, cylindrical foam, neoprene
  • Successfully fabricate and clinically evaluate the proper fit of a thermoplastic hard cone
  • Use clinical judgment to correctly analyze two case studies

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Splinting 111

Splinting for Nerve Injuries


3.0

  • Identify the components of a peripheral nerve
  • Describe a peripheral nerve’s response to injury and repair
  • List the operative procedures used for nerve repair
  • List the three purposes for splinting nerve palsies
  • Describe the nerve injury classification
  • Identify the locations for low and high peripheral nerve lesions.
  • Explain causes of radial, ulnar, and median nerve lesions
  • Review the sensory and motor distributions of the radial, median, and ulnar nerves
  • Explain the functional effects of radial, ulnar, and median nerve lesions
  • Identify the splinting approaches and rationale for radial, ulnar, and median nerve injuries
  • Use clinical judgment to evaluate a problematic splint for a nerve lesion
  • Use clinical judgment to evaluate a fabricated hand-based ulnar nerve splint

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Splinting 110

Splinting for the Fingers


2.0

  • Explain the functional and anatomic considerations for splinting the fingers
  • Identify diagnostic indications for splinting the fingers
  • Describe a mallet finger
  • Describe a boutonniere deformity
  • Describe a swan-neck deformity
  • Name three structures that provide support to the stability of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint
  • Explain what buddy straps are
  • Apply clinical reasoning to evaluate finger splints in terms of materials used, strapping type and placement, and fit
  • Discuss the process of making a mallet splint, a gutter splint, and a PIP hyperextension block splint

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Splinting 109

Mobilization Splints: Dynamic, Serial-Static, and Static Progressive Splinting


2.0

  • Analyze and describe the biomechanics of dynamic splinting
  • Identify effects of force on soft tissue
  • Understand the way to apply appropriate tension
  • Identify common uses of dynamic splinting
  • List the goals of dynamic splinting
  • List the materials necessary for fabrication of a dynamic splint
  • Explain the risks of applying dynamic force
  • Identify contraindications for application of a dynamic splint
  • Describe the fabrication steps of three dynamic splints
  • Identify instances in which dynamic splinting is appropriate
  • Explain sources of force in dynamic splinting

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Splinting 108

Elbow Immobilization Splints


2.0

  • Define anatomic and biomechanical considerations for splinting the elbow
  • Discuss clinical/diagnostic indications for elbow immobilization splints
  • Identify the components of elbow immobilization splints
  • Describe the fabrication process for an anterior and posterior elbow splint
  • Review precautions for elbow immobilization splinting
  • Use clinical reasoning to evaluate a problematic elbow immobilization splint
  • Use clinical reasoning to evaluate a fabricated elbow immobilization splint
  • Apply knowledge about the application of elbow immobilization splints to a case study

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Splinting 107

Hand Immobilization Splints


2.0

  • List diagnoses that benefit from resting hand splints
  • Describe the functional or mid-joint position of the wrist, thumb, and digits
  • Describe the antideformity or intrinsic-plus position of the wrist, thumb, and digits
  • List the purposes of a resting hand splint
  • Identify the components of a resting hand splint
  • Explain the precautions to consider when fabricating a resting hand splint
  • Determine a resting hand splint-wearing schedule for different diagnostic indications
  • Describe splint-cleaning techniques that address infection control
  • Apply knowledge about the application of the resting hand splint to a case study
  • Use clinical judgment to evaluate a fabricated resting hand splint

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Splinting 106

Thumb Immobilization SplintsPediatric Splinting


3.0

  • Discuss important functional and anatomic considerations for splinting the thumb
  • List appropriate thumb and wrist positions in a thumb immobilization splint
  • Identify the three components of a thumb immobilization splint
  • Describe the reasons for supporting the joints of the thumb
  • Discuss the diagnostic indications for a thumb immobilization splint
  • Discuss the process of pattern making and splint fabrication for a thumb immobilization splint
  • Describe elements of a proper fit of a thumb immobilization splint
  • List general and specific precautions for a thumb immobilization splint
  • Use clinical reasoning to evaluate fit problems of a thumb immobilization splint
  • Use clinical reasoning to evaluate a fabricated thumb immobilization splint
  • Apply knowledge about thumb immobilization splinting to a case study
  • Outline 3 steps related to the importance of evidenced-based practice with thumb immobilization splint provision
  • Describe the appropriate use of prefabricated thumb splints

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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$54.00 USD

Splinting 105

Splints Acting on the Wrist


3.0

  • Discuss diagnostic indications for wrist immobilization splints
  • Identify reasons to serial splint with a wrist immobilization splint
  • Identify major features of wrist immobilization splints
  • Outline 5 steps involved in the fabrication process for a volar or dorsal wrist splint
  • Relate hints for a proper fit to a wrist immobilization splint
  • Review precautions for wrist immobilization splinting
  • Use clinical reasoning to evaluate a problematic wrist immobilization splint
  • Use clinical reasoning to evaluate a fabricated wrist immobilization splint
  • Apply knowledge about the application of wrist immobilization splints to a case study
  • Describe the importance of evidenced-based practice with wrist splint provision
  • Describe the appropriate use of prefabricated wrist splints

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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$54.00 USD

Splinting 104

Occupation-Based Splinting


1.0

  • Define occupation-based treatment as it relates to splint design and fabrication
  • Describe the influence of a client's occupational needs on splint design and selection
  • Review evidence to support preservation of occupational engagement through splinting
  • Describe how to utilize an occupation-based approach to splinting
  • Review specific hand pathologies that create the potential for occupational dysfunction
  • Describe splint design options to promote occupational engagement
  • Apply knowledge of application of occupation-based practice to a case study.


Deborah Amini, OT, CHT

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$18.00 USD

Splinting 103

Clinical Reasoning for Splint Fabrication


2.0

  • Describe clinical reasoning approaches and how they apply to splinting
  • Identify essential components of a splint referral
  • Discuss reasons for the importance of communication with the physician about a splint referral
  • Discuss diagnostic implications for splint provision
  • List helpful hints regarding the hand evaluation
  • Explain factors the therapist considers when selecting a splinting approach and design
  • Describe what therapists problem solve during splint fabrication
  • Describe areas that require monitoring after splint fabrication is completed
  • Describe the reflection process of the therapist before, during, and after splint fabrication
  • Discuss important considerations concerning a splint-wearing schedule
  • Identify conditions that determine splint discontinuation
  • Identify patient safety issues to consider when splinting errors occur
  • Discuss factors about splint cost and reimbursement
  • Discuss how Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations influence splint provision in a clinic
  • Discuss documentation with splint fabrication


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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$36.00 USD

Splinting 102

Clinical Examination for Splinting


2.0

  • List components of a clinical examination for splinting
  • Describe components of a history, an observation, and palpation
  • Describe the resting hand posture
  • Relate how skin, vein, bone, joint, muscle, tendon, and nerve assessments are relevant to splinting
  • Identify specific assessments that can be used in a clinical examination before splinting
  • Explain the three phases of wound healing
  • Recognize the identifying signs of abnormal illness behavior
  • Explain how a therapist can assess a person's knowledge of splint precautions and wear and care instructions


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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$36.00 USD

Splinting 101

Anatomic and Biomechanical Principles of Splinting


2.0

  • Define the anatomical terminology used in splint prescriptions
  • Relate anatomy of the upper extremity to splint design
  • Identify arches of the hand
  • Identify creases of the hand
  • Articulate the importance of the hand's arches and creases to splinting
  • Recall actions and nerve innervations of upper extremity musculature
  • Differentiate prehensile and grasp patterns of the hand
  • Apply basic biomechanical principles to splint design
  • Describe the correct width and length for a forearm splint
  • Describe uses of padding in a splint
  • Explain the reason splint edges should be rolled or flared
  • Relate contour to splint fabrication
  • Describe the change in skin and soft tissue mechanics with scar tissue, material application, edema, contractures, wounds, and infection


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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$36.00 USD