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, Barry has 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 dont’s that can only come from 20 years of trial and error. This is 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

  • Feb 11, 2023 – Feb 12, 2023

    650 Huebner Road, Manhattan (Fort Riley), KS 66442

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    Irwin Army Community Hospital
    650 Huebner Road, Manhattan (Fort Riley), KS 66442

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  • Mar 4, 2023 – Mar 5, 2023

    240 North Wickham Road, MELBOURNE, FL 32935

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    Melbourne Regional Medical Center
    240 North Wickham Road, MELBOURNE, FL 32935

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    240 N Wickham Road, Suite 207
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  • Apr 15, 2023 – Apr 16, 2023

    282 Washington Street, HARTFORD, CT 06106

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    Connecticut Childrens Hospital
    282 Washington Street, HARTFORD, CT 06106

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    Hartford, CT 06106
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  • Jun 10, 2023 – Jun 11, 2023

    800 E Gate Blvd, NEW YORK (Garden City), NY 11530

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    Metro Physical Therapy
    800 E Gate Blvd, NEW YORK (Garden City), NY 11530

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    Metro Physical Therapy
    800 East Gate Blvd.
    Garden City, NY 11530
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    1 North Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
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    1575 Privado Road, Westbury, NY 11590
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    1800 Privado Road, Westbury, NY 11590
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  • Oct 14, 2023 – Oct 15, 2023

    555 N. Arlington Ave , RENO, NV 89503

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    Reno Orthpedic Center
    555 N. Arlington Ave , RENO, NV 89503

    Reno Orthopedic Center
    555 N. Arlington Ave
    Reno, NV 89503

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  • Dec 2, 2023 – Dec 3, 2023

    800 East Gate Blvd., NEW YORK (Garden City), NY 11530

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    Metro Physical Therapy
    800 East Gate Blvd., NEW YORK (Garden City), NY 11530

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    Metro Physical Therapy
    800 East Gate Blvd.
    Garden City, NY 11530
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    Hampton Inn Garden City
    1 North Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
    (516) 227-2720

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    1575 Privado Road, Westbury, NY 11590
    (516) 683-8200

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    1800 Privado Road, Westbury, NY 11590
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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, ATs & Assistants.

Therapy Network, Inc. (BOC AP#: P2563) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. Our seminars are eligible for a maximum of 15 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073 Category 1 Domain of OT. 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

NOTE: Nothing in this course is to enable or permit the learner to apply techniques outside of the scope of practice in their individual state and discipline.

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.