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Therapy Network Seminars

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Athletic Training
Contact Hours:   15
Registration Fee:   $675

Identify the characteristics, components and “feel” of splinting materials Demonstrate and Identify the preparation and tools needed for successful splinting. Successfully complete the fabrication of hand, wrist elbow and finger based static/dynamic splints Identify the biomechanical and anatomical features of splint design. Identify the indications and contraindications for splinting the upper extremity involving contractures, arthritis and CTDs

Target Audience
This is an introductory level workshop designed for Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, and Athletic Trainers.

Confirmation Notes
All on-line registrations will be sent a confirmation email with hotel information and any additional course information. Cancellation Policy POLICY: Registration fee less a $75 administrative charge is refundable if cancellation received 14 days prior to program date. No refunds will be given after that time. Therapy Network, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a seminar and will refund in full the registration fee only. TNI is NOT responsible for registrants non-refundable airfare, accommodations or fees.

SATURDAY 8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 Surface Anatomy and Biomechanics 9:30 Splinting Options/Choices and their impact 10:00 Break 10:15 “Tools of the Trade” What you should minimally have available before making any splint in the clinic/home/bedside 10:45 Splint material options & their characteristics -Strapping -Padding -Outriggers 11:15 Splint material lab -Understanding the “feel” of different materials and their characteristics 12:00 Lunch (On your own) 1:00 Splint Lab …making the splint -from patterns to the home program 1:30 Lab #1 Finger Gutter splint 2:00 Lab #2 Thumb Hole Wrist splint 3:00 Break 3:15 Contracture management and arthritis -indications for splinting 3:45 Lab #3 Resting Hand splint 5:00 Ensuring Quality and Assurance of your work 5:30 Questions and Adjourn SUNDAY 8:00 Lab #4 Thumb Spica Splint 9:15 Lab #5 Short Opponens Splint 10:00 Break 10:15 Lab #6 Hand based Ulnar Nerve Palsy splint 11:00 Lab #7 Finger based Swan Neck splint 12:00 Lunch (On your own) 1:00 Splint Labs Continued 3:00 Lab # 8 Posterior Elbow Splint 4:15 Lab # 9 Dynamic Splinting Demonstration 5:00 Questions and Adjourn

The art of custom splinting is an often frustrating and challenging skill to master. Invariably we find our best efforts in a pile of very expensive and awkward to handle mass of materials leaving both our patients and ourselves baffled by the outcome. Taking control of the materials through understanding their properties, characteristics and “feel”, along with a strong foundation of upper extremity biomechanics and surface anatomy can quickly turn the tables in your favor. Holding true to the title, these men have created a remarkable formula for mastering splint fabrication in an introductory environment that incorporates ample opportunity to both observe and fabricate custom splinting, all the while, sharing the dos and don’ts that can only come from 20 years of trial and error. A fun, relaxed and non-intimidating workshop developed to replace frustrated and baffled with enlightened and confident. Diagnosis and conditions covered in this workshop include fractures, arthritis, contractures, CTDs and wounds. Emphasis is placed on replicating the actual patient environment. Scenarios for splinting the combative child, demented adult, wounds, outpatient CTDs and acute and long term care patients are covered.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   2460 Curtis Ellis Drive RALEIGH (Rocky Mount) North Carolina
Location:   UNC Health Nash
Dates:   06-01-2024 - 06-02-2024, 8:00AM 5:30PM

Register Address:   55 Fogg Road at Rte 18 BOSTON (South Weymouth) Massachusetts
Location:   South Shore Hospital
Dates:   06-22-2024 - 06-23-2024, 8:00AM 5:30PM

Register Address:   800 East Gate Blvd. NEW YORK (Garden City) New York
Location:   Metro Physical Therapy
Dates:   07-20-2024 - 07-21-2024, 8:00AM 5:30PM

Register Address:   16150 NE 85th St Ste 116 SEATTLE (Redmond) Washington
Location:   Hands for Living
Dates:   10-26-2024 - 10-27-2024, 8:00AM 5:30PM

Register Address:   800 East Gate Blvd NEW YORK (Garden City) New York
Location:   Metro Physical and Aquatic Therapy
Dates:   12-07-2024 - 12-08-2024, 8:00AM 5:30PM