The evolution of splinting: Non-traditional splint design (May 15, 2018)

The evolution of splinting: Non-traditional splint design (May 15, 2018)


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, minimal immobilization and 3D printing.
  3. Apply knowledge of new splinting trends to practical examples through the use of case studies.

This purchase is for individual access to the On-Demand Practice Evidence Webinar from May 15, 2018. Access to the recording, handouts and certificate is provided by email immediately following purchase. No cancellations/refunds will be provided once the purchase is completed. Please visit the Webinars FAQ for technical requirements and additional information.

This access will expire on August 31, 2021.

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