An Introduction to Thermoplastic Splinting of the Upper Limb in Neurological Conditions
Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 February 2020
This two-day course is designed for clinicians who have some basic experience of working with thermoplastic materials and wish to gain further handling skills and understanding of splinting the neurologically impaired upper limb.
The course is taught by the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability Splint Clinic Team including our specialist medical Consultant who leads the Tone Clinic.
This is an exciting opportunity to attend an intensive course and learn about the challenges of splinting abnormal tone with complex pathologies such as acquired brain injury and disorders of consciousness.
Attendees will develop knowledge of the clinical reasoning behind splinting in neurology through theoretical and practical workshops, with all materials provided throughout the course.
Objectives of the course include:
- refreshing current knowledge on upper limb anatomy and physiology
- what to assess prior to splinting and the principles of handling thermoplastic material
- understanding tone in relation to splinting
- developing clinical reasoning and the looking at the evidence base around splinting
- demonstration and practice of techniques for fabrication of at least five different thermoplastic splints
Occupational Therapy Team
If you would like to attend, please complete and submit the registration form.