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Focus On Splinting

Clinical Specialty Education


Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   15
Registration Fee:   $499


Objectives
Course Objectives/Learner Outcomes
* Recognize the different types and functions of static as well as dynamic and mobilization splints
* Describe the characteristics of various thermoplastics and material selection criteria for a variety of splint types.
* Decribe biomechanical principles as they apply to splint design and fabrication as well as to splint modifications required as joint/tissue mobility improves.
* Identify common prefabricated splints and describe their uses, advantages, and disadvantages.
* List the pros and cons/similarities and differences between static progressive splinting versus dynamic splinting for mobilizing joints and soft tissues
* Describe the benefits of using and designing custom splint patterns and describe advantages, disadvantages, and selection criteria of various designs.
* Problem solve splint design issues in the face of patient variables.
* Identify splint coding designation and describe billing/reimbursement issues.

Confirmation Notes
75% refund if participant cancels before 10 days from course date - no refund within 10 days Full refund if course is cancelled by CSE
Successful completion by attending entire workshop, successfully fabricating a minimum of 4 splints, and successfully passing post-test
The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
THIS COURSE IS ELIBIBLE FOR 15 CONTACT HOURS OR 1.5 CEU’S
Approved by CA APTA
Approved by AOTA
Student/faculty ratio 15:1


Agenda
Course Agenda Day 1
Course Hours 8:00 - 5:00 Includes 1 hour lunch and 2 -15 minute breaks
* Splint types/purposes of static splints * Material Selection * Biomechanical Principles * Splint design/pattern making * Strapping and padding * Custom finger splint Lecture/demonstration/lab * Prefabricated splints * Custom Hand Based Splints Lecture/demonstration/lab * Custom forearm splints Lecture/demonstration/lab
Course Agenda Day 2
Course Hours 8:00 -5:00 Includes 1 hour lunch and 2 15 minute breaks
* Mobilization splinting biomechanics, design and fabrication * Outriggers, line guides, tension sources * Hand based mobilization splints lecture/demonstration/lab *Forearm mobilization splints Lecture/demonstration/lab * Wrist and elbow splinting lecture *Splint coding and billing *Case study discussion/problem solving session *Questions/answers * Course evaluation/Post test (must get score of 80% to pass test)

Description
These classic seminars provide detailed instruction on the fabrication and clinical application of a wide variety of splints including static, dynamic, and static progressive mobilization splints. Both comprehensive splinting courses explore all aspects of splint fabrication including biomechanics, material selection, strapping and padding, pattern making and selection. Principles of dynamic and static progressive splinting theory and application are presented along with practical fabrication concepts. All custom splints discussed in the lectures are illustrated in the manual. Fabrication tips and techniques are described in detail in the manual for future reference. In the FOCUS ON SPLINTING class, course attendees will have an opportunity to fabricate several splints of both static and dynamic designs in a fun, non-threatening, supervised setting. In the ORTHOTIC FABRICATION class, participants will observe Patricia fabricating multiple splints of all types while having the ability to ask questions and to problem solve. The comprehensive course manual contains over 30 life sized patterns which are available exclusively at this course! Use of these patterns insures immediate clinical success and significantly increases confidence! This course has successfully guided therapists on the “art and science of splinting” for over 20 years!

Dates and Locations
 
Register Address:   Nevada City California
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Dates:   04-10-2020 - 04-11-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM
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Register Address:   Nevada City Connecticut
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Dates:   11-14-2020 - 11-15-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM
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