Splinting Guide

A Splinting Guide: Orthoses for Immobilization and Mobilization

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$285.00$485.00Select options


Friday, May 17, 2019 & Saturday, May 18, 2019
8:00 am – 5:00 pm


The Executive Court Banquet Facility
1199 South Mammoth Road
Manchester, NH 03109

Course Cost:

$285 for one day course

$485 for both days


8 continuing education contact hours for the one day course, 16 for the two day course


Debby Schwartz, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Target Audience:

OTs, COTAs, PTs, PTAs and CHTs

This one- or two-day splinting workshop features more than 10 orthoses including static, dynamic, and static progressive designs, which will be demonstrated and then participants will have the opportunity to fabricate. The workshop format includes a power point presentation on the principles of mobilization splinting followed by demonstration and hands on splint lab time.  Attendees will earn 8 CEUs per day and all splint materials will be provided.  The specific designs include the incorporation of a variety of outriggers including either wires, coils and/or Orfitubes, as well as various Orfit splinting materials.  This splinting workshop is appropriate for OT’s, COTA’s, PT’s, PTA’s and CHT’s working with an upper extremity patient caseload and looking to enhance their splinting skills.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize indications, precautions and contraindications for immobilization and mobilization splinting of the upper extremity.
  • Analyze mechanical properties required to fabricate low temperature thermoplastic immobilization and mobilization splints for the upper extremity.
  • Compare and contrast splinting materials, outrigger/ and or coil designs of immobilization and mobilization splints.
  • Identify important anatomical structures and landmarks of the upper extremity.
  • Analyze key characteristics of splinting materials for fabrication of specific splints.
  • Gain fabrication skills utilizing different splinting materials.

Cancellation Policy

Right Hand Therapy reserves the right to reschedule a live workshop with fewer than 14 participants and will return all payments. Right Hand Therapy is not responsible for any travel related expenses. Participants must also notify Right Hand Therapy regarding cancellation of registration no less than 21 days prior to the live course for a partial refund (less $75.00 for administrative fees.)

Day 1 Orthoses for Immobilization:
Metacarpal fracture orthoses: radial and ulnar
Assorted finger orthoses (mallet finger, serial cast for PIP joint, “Oval-8”, trigger finger)
Anti-spasticity orthosis
Long opponens orthosis
Elbow orthosis

Day 2 Orthoses for Mobilization:
Dynamic Extensor Tendon Orthosis with Outrigger
Functional ulnar/median nerve
PIP dynamic extension (capener)
Radial Nerve Palsy orthosis with finger coils
Static Progressive supination/pronation