Upper Extremity Static Splinting

August 6-7, 2022
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday

8:00 AM - 4:45 PM Sunday



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Course Description

This seminar is designed for OTs/OTAs & PTs/PTAs interested in gaining further knowledge and comfort in the “skill” of static splinting as well as an overview of dynamic splinting techniques and application. This seminar will provide and introduce the history of splinting, splinting theories, principles and techniques for several types of splints commonly fabricated in the rehabilitation setting. Emphasis will be placed on choosing the proper material, position and static splint to fabricate based on diagnosis and anatomical structures. This seminar will help the participant gain comfort in fabricating the proper static splint based on diagnosis and also provide expert level modifications that can be used once the participants splinting level increases. Seminar presentation will include lecture, hands on laboratory sessions to practice with various types of thermoplastic material and tools, fabrication of numerous splints, tips and pearls, splinting patterns and problem based learning.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this seminar the attendee should be able to:

• Identify basic reasons for splinting the upper extremity and relate them to specific diagnoses

• Distinguish between different types of splints including static, dynamic, static progressive and serial casting

• Apply the general principles of upper extremity splinting to case studies

• Identify the different splinting material properties and how they affect fabrication of the orthosis

• Complete documentation including type of orthosis, wear schedule, care for the splint and tolerance to the splint wear

• Identify current splinting supplies that are used in the clinic

• Fabricate several splints according to the appropriate diagnosis and identify expert level modifications to perform in the clinic as needed

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Day One

08:00-08:30 Course Registration & Sign-in/Breakfast

08:30-09:30 Welcome, seminar objectives, and basic splinting introduction

09:30-10:30 Anatomy/General Principles/Types of Splints & Properties

10:30-10:45 BREAK

10:45-12:00 Documentation/process/LAB: Finger Splints

12:00-01:00 LUNCH

01:00-01:30 LAB: Finger Splints, continued

01:30-02:45 LAB: Wrist Cock-up

02:45-03:00 BREAK

03:00-04:30 Ulnar Gutter

04:30-05:30 Review Splints for the Day

Finish all splints from Day 1


Day Two

07:30-08:00 Course Sign-in/Breakfast

08:00-09:00 Splinting immobilization vs mobilization

09:00-10:30 LAB: Forearm-Based Thumb Spica

10:30-10:45 BREAK

10:45-12:00 LAB: Resting Hand

12:00-01:00 LUNCH
01:00-01:30 LAB: Resting Hand, continued

01:30-02:30 LAB: Elbow Demonstration

02:30-02:45 BREAK

02:45-04:45 LAB: Dynamic Options & Conclusion


Texas Children's Hospital Feigin Center

1st Floor Conference Room A
1102 Bates Street
Houston, TX 77030

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Who Should Attend

This course is applicable for PTs, PTAs, OTs, and OTAs,


15 contact hours or CCU's.