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  Orthotics: Creative Static Splinting Made Simple

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CEUs: .7 CA 40-H70 7 hours Advanced
Contact Hours: 7.0 FL/AL live OT #20-315459

*University & multi-center Licensure available upon request; all courses single user only
*8.75 NBCOT® PDUs
*One of a kind, informative, up close and personal fantastic splinting course. MUST HAVE!
*Watch on your idevices, smart phones, tablets and MORE
Domain of OT, Occupational Therapy Process


Deborah A. Schwartz OTD, OTR/L, CHT


This is a mixed level learning up to intermediate and advanced level splinting workshop featuring immobilization splints (static) for the upper extremity. Course splinting material and instructor graciously supplied by Orfit America. The instructional format includes a didactic lecture to include PowerPointŪ presentation on the principles of immobilization, up close and personal splint examples, followed by detailed splint fabrications, splint critique and allotted follow along lab time for participants to fabricate splints. Participants will also become familiar with MARKETPLACE splints to compliment their customized splints. Participants manual (over 125 pages in FULL COLOR) will include splint patterns, photos, FAQ, and occupation based principles relating to immobilization splinting. Participants will be introduced to the knowledge requirements of splint fabrication, including upper extremity anatomy, stages of wound healing, and the characteristics of a variety of different splinting materials. Participant's will gain knowledge in making clinical decisions regarding the use of appropriate materials for immobilization splints with their clients and how splinting is used in the occupation based approach. Participants will have the opportunity to watch and fabricate immobilization splints for the elbow, wrist, forearm, thumb, and fingers. Mixed level learning course - Instructional Methods include PowerPoint presentation, lecture, and video to enhance understanding. Upon successful completion of the examination (80%) your certificate will be sent via email.

  • Identify the indications, precautions and contraindications for the use of immobilization splinting with your clients.
  • Recognize the mechanical principles involved in fabrication of low temperature thermoplastic immobilization splints for the upper extremity.
  • Identify the hand anatomy and how orthotics will improve altered pathology
  • Determine how orthotics will be used to modify the biomechanical principles of muscle function
  • Identify the properties and characteristics of various splinting materials.
  • Identify the anatomical knowledge base required to fabricate immobilization splints.
  • Review orthotic interventions and how they will influence postoperative care of the upper extremity
  • Visualize tissue healing as it related to orthotic application to facilitate healing
  • Delineate the necessary steps required to fabricate and fit immobilization splints to the upper extremity.
  • Identify and critique a variety of splinting materials for different purposes.
  • Recognize how to design, fabricatate, apply, fit and train in orthotic devices used to enhance occupational performance.
  • Recognize various marketplace splints to compliment clinical practice
  • Gain knowledge of tips and tricks for the fabrication of mobilization splinting.
  • Adjunctive DVDs available for some courses for an additional fee. Call 727-560-5552 for details

  • Over 125 pages FULL COLOR manual
  • The BEST way to learn splinting - now you can watch, rewind and replay - NEVER miss a step again!
  • Tips and tricks you won't learn at your average splitning course!
  • 9 splints fabricated for up close & personal learning
  • Elbow flexion splint
  • Circumferential wrist splint
  • Long oppones splint
  • Short oppones splint
  • Resting hand splint
  • Wrist cock-up splint
  • Circumferential finger splint
  • Anit-swan splint
  • Mallet finger splint
  • Overview of marketplace splints
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    This was a great course for beginning to intermediate therapist! Great review!
    Great book! Very helpful and informative.
    • After purchase is complete please register the course to the participants name and email address where the certificates will be received.
    • Participants have one year to access the CEU course and exam to obtain CEUs.
    • All CEU activities are associated with an online exam to ensure understanding of learner objectives. Once an 80% is achieved a CEU certificate is sent to the email that was used for registering the participant for the CEU course.
    • Course cancellations or refunds are not available once the material or the exam have been accessed.
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