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

  • May 17, 2014 – May 18, 2014 (from $475)

    1901 Monterey Road Suite 10 , San Jose, CA 95112

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    Alliance Occupational Medicine
    1901 Monterey Road Suite 10 , San Jose, CA 95112

    www.allianceoccmed.com

    Near Curtner & Monterey Road just south of downtown San Jose,
    next to Rock n’Jump and across from Gold’s Gym

    Free parking on site

    Area Accommodations
    Hampton Inn & Suites
    55 Old Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111
    (408) 298-7373

    Holiday Inn Express
    2660 Monterey Road, San Jose, CA 95111
    (408) 279-6600

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  • Jun 21, 2014 – Jun 22, 2014 (from $475)

    1804 W Union Ave Ste 101, Tacoma, WA 98405

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    MVP Physical Therapy
    1804 W Union Ave Ste 101, Tacoma, WA 98405

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    The clinic is located across the street from Life Christian Center and behind Heritage Bank, on the West (left) side of South 18th Street.

    Area Accommodations
    Hotel Murano
    1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402
    (866) 986-8083

    Courtyard Tacoma Downtown
    1515 Commerce Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
    (253) 591-9100

    La Quinta Inn & Suites
    1425 East 27th St, Tacoma, WA 98421
    (253) 383-0146

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  • Jul 12, 2014 – Jul 13, 2014 (from $475)

    Dallas, TX

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  • Aug 2, 2014 – Aug 3, 2014 (from $475)

    Chicago, IL

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  • Sep 6, 2014 – Sep 7, 2014 (from $475)

    2401 West Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

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    Sinai Rehabilitation Center
    2401 West Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

    Zamoiski Auditorium
    http://www.lifebridgehealth.org/SinaiRehabilitationCenter

    Parking
    Belvedere Garage adjacent to Zamoiski Auditorium


    Directions

    From the West
    From Howard County and points west, head east on I-70 to I-695 east (Baltimore Beltway, Towson direction). Take Exit 23 to I-83 south (Jones Falls Expressway). Proceed approximately three miles and take Exit 10, Northern Parkway. Head west on Northern Parkway. Turn left at second traffic signal, onto West Belvedere Avenue. Sinai Hospital is on the left. Continue past the main entrance to Belvedere Garage on the left.

    From the South
    From downtown Baltimore, take I-83 north (Jones Falls Expressway) to Exit 10, Northern Parkway west. At the third traffic signal, turn left onto West Belvedere Avenue. Sinai Hospital is on the left. Continue past the main entrance to Belvedere Garage on the left.

    From the North
    Take I-83 south. At junction with I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) enter I-695 west (Pikesville direction). Re-enter I-83 south at Exit 23. Proceed approximately three miles and take Exit 10, Northern Parkway. Head west on Northern Parkway. Turn left at second traffic signal, onto West Belvedere Avenue. Sinai Hospital is on the left. Continue past the main entrance to Belvedere Garage on the left.

    From the East
    Take I-95 south to Exit 64, I-695 west (Baltimore Beltway, toward Towson). Take Exit 23 to I-83 south (Jones Fall Expressway). Proceed approximately three miles and take Exit 10, Northern Parkway. Head west on Northern Parkway. Turn left at second signal, onto West Belvedere Avenue. Sinai Hospital is on the left. Continue past the main entrance to Belvedere Garage on the left.

    Area Accommodations
    Radisson Hotel At Cross Keys
    5100 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21210
    (410) 532-6900

    Inn at the Colonnade Baltimore - A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    4 West University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21218
    TEL: 1-410-235-5400

    Sheraton
    3549 Chestnut St, Baltimore, MD 21231
    (443) 872-5763

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  • Oct 18, 2014 – Oct 19, 2014 (from $475)

    New York, NY

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  • Nov 1, 2014 – Nov 2, 2014 (from $475)

    Orlando, FL

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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.