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 clinicians 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. Course handouts and labs are designed to allow immediate clinical application of splinting techniques.

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Course Dates & Locations

  • Jun 6, 2015 – Jun 7, 2015 (from $475)

    2701 North Decatur Road, Atlanta (Decatur), GA 30033

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    Dekalb Medical Center
    2701 North Decatur Road, Atlanta (Decatur), GA 30033

    Bobbie Bailey Tower Auditorium

    The course will be held in Bobbie Bailey Tower Auditorium on the main campus. The auditorium is located on the lobby level of the Bobbie Bailey Women's and Outpatient Surgery Tower. Parking is in the parking deck to the tower or adjacent to the main hospital and is free (vouchers will be handed out at the course).

    Area Accommodations

    Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
    2183 North Decatur Road
    Decatur, GA
    (2 miles away)

    Courtyard by Marriott
    1236 Executive Park Drive NE
    Atlanta, GA
    (4 miles away)

    Doubletree Hotel
    2061 North Druid Hills Road
    Atlanta, GA
    (4.2 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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  • Aug 8, 2015 – Aug 9, 2015 (from $475)

    12340 Bass Lake Rd, Cleveland (Chardon), OH 44024

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    Heather Hill Care Communities
    12340 Bass Lake Rd, Cleveland (Chardon), OH 44024

    Area Hotels

    Bass Lake Inn
    426 South Street,
    Chardon, OH 44024
    (440) 285-3100
    http://basslaketaverne.com/inn/

    Holiday Inn Cleveland-Mayfield
    780 Beta Dr
    Cleveland, OH 44143
    (800) 345-8082
    (14 miles away)

    Hilton Garden Inn
    700 Beta Dr # 101
    Cleveland, OH 44143
    (440) 646-1777
    (14 miles away)

    Baymont Inn & Suites
    1421 Golden Gate Blvd
    Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
    (440) 442-8400
    (13 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the hotel. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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  • Sep 19, 2015 – Sep 20, 2015 (from $475)

    San Antonio, TX 78240

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  • Oct 10, 2015 – Oct 11, 2015 (from $475)

    55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, Boston (South Weymouth), MA 02190

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    South Shore Hospital
    55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, Boston (South Weymouth), MA 02190

    Emerson Conference Room "A"

    Map and Driving Directions:
    Link: http://www.sshosp.org/directions/direction_ssh.htm

    South Shore Hospital is easily accessible from Route 3.

    Northbound on Route 3. Take exit 16 off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From North
    Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From Logan Airport
    Follow signs out of the airport for I-93 south. There will be a $3 toll immediately outside the airport. Proceed through the Ted Williams Tunnel and follow signs for Exit 23, to I-93 south. Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From West
    Follow the Mass Pike (I-90) to exit 14 (I-95/Route 128 south). When I-95 splits from Route 128, remain on Route 128 south (which is now also I-93 north). When I-93 north splits north, travel on to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 south on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From South
    Follow Route 3 northbound to exit 16. Travel south on Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    Follow Route 24 north to I-93 north. Follow to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.



    Area Accommodations
    Holiday Inn 781-871-0545
    929 Hingham Street, Rockland, MA
    (2.9 miles away)

    Comfort Inn - Rockland - 781-982-1000
    850 Hingham St, Rockland, MA
    (3.0 miles away)

    Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree – 781-848-0600
    50 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA
    (5.0 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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Educational Credit

A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hourswill be awarded to each participant. All Therapy Network Seminars are pre‐approved for CEUs in the state where the course is conducted when required for PT, OT, ATC & Assistants.
BOC Board of Certification, Inc. Approved Provider # P‐2563
AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Audience

This course is intended for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs and ATs

Objectives

  • 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 finger, hand, wrist and forearm based 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
  • Identify the clinical guidelines for splinting including patient evaluation, education and safety

Participants Comments

  • “Lot’s of hands-on! Good opportunity to practice & become comfortable with splinting.” OTR
  • “Having never splinted before I can honestly say I am well prepared now -thanks to this course” - PT
  • “I learned not just how to splint but the why and when to splint as well - in-valuable” - OTR
  • “Absolutely terrific! Small class size and equipment and space for everyone; instructor was extremely patient & fun. I never felt intimidated once.” -COTA

Schedule

  • Day 1

    8:00 Registration
    - Continental Breakfast
    8:30 Anatomy
    9:15 Splint Types
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Splint Materials
    10:45 Finger Based Splints
    11:00 Lab-finger gutter
    12:00 Lunch (on your own)
    1:00 Biomechanics
    1:30 Splint Fabrication
    2:00 Lab-swan neck
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Clinical Guidelines
    4:00 Hand Based Splints
    4:30 Lab-ulnar nerve palsy
    5:30 Questions and Adjourn
  • Day 2

    8:00 Lab-short opponens
    9:00 Lab-trigger finger
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Forearm Based Splints
    10:45 Lab-wrist support
    12:00 Lunch (on your own)
    1:00 Lab-thumb spica
    2:00 Lab-resting hand
    3:00 Break
    3:15 Mobilization Splints
    4:15 Elbow Splints
    5:00 Questions and Adjourn

Cancellation 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 nonrefundable airfare, accommodations or fees.