CAOT- The evolution of splinting: Non-traditional splint design
15-May-2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The evolution of splinting: Non-traditional splint design

Register online by May 8, 2018 - 05/15/2018

Presenter: Heather Tizzard

Historical review confirms that over the centuries, splints have been, without interruption, an important element in the treatment of bone and soft tissue pathology (Fess, 2002). This webinar will briefly outline the historical evolution of splint use from Hippocrates time until today.  Although the reasons to incorporate splinting into the treatment of upper extremity injuries has remained relatively consistent over the last 65 years, contemporary therapists are combining orthopedic and neurology research that adds depth and efficiency to these most common uses of splint application. Case studies will be used to illustrate several emerging trends in splint design and methodology to treat common upper extremity pathologies.

After taking part in this webinar, participants will:

  1. Appreciate the consistent use of splints throughout history and how occupational therapists have become key players in the continued evolution of splint practice.
  2. Identify new trends in splinting including:  active redirection, minimal immobilization and 3D printing.
  3. Apply knowledge of new splinting trends to practical examples through the use of case studies.
Level:

Beginner (0-2 years of experience in this specific area of practice)

Areas of practice:

Neurological and neuromuscular, musculoskeletal

Client ages:

Young children (0-4 years), school age children (5-12 years), adolescents (13-19 years), adults (20-64 years), seniors (65 years +)

Register by May 8, 2018

Fees:

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  • Individual registration: $50 for CAOT members / $95 for non-members - plus applicable taxes
  • Group registration: $250 for CAOT members / $475 for non-members - plus applicable taxes

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