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Occupational Therapy Insights

Oct 30, 2018

OT Study Guide: Splinting Splinting is one of the many aspects of the profession of occupational therapy. An occupational therapist’s expertise in splinting allows us to temporarily immobilize a limb for pain and spasm, to decrease swelling, and to minimize further potential soft-tissue or neurovascular injuries associated with contusions, sprains, lacerations, fractures, dislocations, or painful joints due to inflammatory disorders. These all work to benefit our clients. In this study guide you will find:

1. Splinting Graphical Reviews

2. Splinting Pocket Guide – CNF Splinting

3. Basic Splinting Techniques – New England Journal of Medicine

4. Splinting For Arthritis: A Therapist’s Viewpoint – CRAJ

5. An Evidence Based Occupational Therapy Toolkit for Assessment and Treatment of the Upper Extremity Post Stroke - Winnipeg Health Region Occupational Therapy Upper Extremity Working Group

6. Splints and Casts: Indications and Methods - American Family Physician

7. Splinting For the Prevention and Correction of Contractures in Adults with Neurological Dysfunction – College of Occupational Therapists and Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology

8. Upper Limb Splinting - HemiHelp