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    Occupational Therapist

    Splinting 112

    Antispasticity Splinting


    • 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

    Case Studies
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    $38.00 USD

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