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Continuing Education for Rehabilitation Professionals

Creative Static Splinting Made Simple

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Creative Static Splinting Made Simple     $209.65

This lecture is part of the following course:


This course is a mixed-level intermediate and advanced level splinting workshop featuring immobilization splints (static) for the upper extremity. The lecture includes a discussion of the principles of immobilization, and up close and personal splint examples, followed by detailed splint fabrications, a splint critique and allotted follow-along lab time for participants to fabricate splints. Participants will also become familiar with marketplace splints to complement their customized splints.

The lecture covers splint fabrication, including upper extremity anatomy, stages of wound healing, and the characteristics of a variety of different splinting materials. Participants will gain knowledge in making clinical decisions regarding the use of appropriate materials for immobilization splints with their clients and how splinting is used in the occupation-based approach. Participants will have the opportunity to watch and fabricate immobilization splints for the elbow, wrist, forearm, thumb, and fingers. The participant manual (over 125 pages in full color) includes splint patterns, photos, FAQs, and occupation-based principles relating to immobilization splinting.Exploring Hand Therapy

This presentation was originally produced by Exploring Hand Therapy.

Continuing education credits

  • This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.
  • AOTA: This program is offered for 0.70 CEUs, Intermediate Level: Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention.

    EDUCATA is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

  • NBCOT: 3.75 PDU (Course includes assessment component.)

Note: Post-test must be passed with a score of 80% or more in order to receive certificate of completion.

Contact Hours: 7.00


Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this lecture, the learner should be able to:

  1. Identify the indications, precautions and contraindications for the use of immobilization splinting with clients.
  2. Recognize the mechanical principles involved in the fabrication of low temperature thermoplastic immobilization splints for the upper extremity.
  3. Identify the properties and characteristics of different splinting materials.
  4. Identify the anatomical knowledge base required to fabricate immobilization splints.
  5. Delineate the necessary steps required to fabricate and fit immobilization splints to the upper extremity.
  6. Identify and critique a variety of splinting materials for different purposes.
  7. Gain knowledge of tips and tricks for the fabrication of mobilization splinting.


Course splinting material and instructor graciously supplied by Orfit America.

Financial: Dr. Schwartz is currently employed by Orfit Industries America to promote product awareness and splinting education. She receives compensation from EDUCATA and Exploring Hand Therapy as the professor of this course.

Nonfinancial: Dr. Schwartz has written articles on splinting, continuous passive motion, contrast baths, and other hand and wrist treatments related to occupational therapy; a literature review of static progressive orthoses and a systematic review of joint mobilizations; and articles on the practice of occupational therapy. She is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and has participated in International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy meetings as well.

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