“Splinting” is NOT a Dirty Word! Understand how splinting can be effective in managing the chronic neuro upper limb

Splinting is all too often thought of as immobilising the hand and not allowing the hand to be involved in function. Splinting is progressive and not a one off solution. What are your options when you are presented with moderate to severe tone in the upper limb? How do we use splints in conjunction with other treatments to assist in the management of increased tone? What types of splint are available?

Date: November 14th 2019

Time: 4:00pm AEDT (Sydney time)

Speaker: Bev Quee BAppSc(OT)

Bev has worked as an Occupational Therapist in Australia, Canada and America in paediatrics/adult rehabilitation and specialises in neuro rehab of the upper limb. As part of Neurotek,  Bev has provided clinical consultation, education, training and product advice . Bev also provides direct therapy services to people with neurological impairment of the upper limb.

Through her experience she has demonstrated the effectiveness of splinting, in conjunction with other therapy interventions, for the management of chronic neurological tone and contractures. This one hour webinar will discuss the clinical reasoning behind splinting the chronic neuro hand and review some common prefabricated splints.

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