This one-day orthotic fabrication workshop aims to educate clinicians regarding various thermoplastic materials and outriggers used in the fabrication of static progressive orthoses for the wrist and hand. This course features 3 static progressive designs, 1 low profile mobilization orthosis and a variety of finger orthoses (time permitting), which will be demonstrated by the instructor, Debby Schwartz, and then participants will have the opportunity to fabricate their own. Attendees will earn 6 contact hours (0.6 CEUs) and all necessary materials will be provided. The specific designs include the incorporation of Isoforce outriggers and Orfitubes, as well as various Orfit low temperature thermoplastic materials. This orthotic fabrication workshop is appropriate for new grads, OT’s, COTA’s, PT’s, PTA’s and CHT’s working with an upper extremity patient caseload and looking to enhance their fabrication skills.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
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.
Gain fabrication skills utilizing different splinting materials.
Workshop Format: Orthotic fabrication demonstration and hands on fabrication of orthoses will guarantee achievement of learning objectives.
Orfit Industries America and Right Hand Therapy LLC reserve the right to cancel course with fewer than 14 participants and will return all payments. Orfit Industries America and Right Hand Therapy LLC are not responsible for reimbursement for any travel related expenses. Participants must also notify Right Hand Therapy LLC regarding cancellation of registration no less than 21 days prior to the workshops for a full refund less $75.00 administrative fees.
Orthoses that will be demonstrated/fabricated include:
We will not be taking a formal lunch break. Participants are encouraged to bring any food/beverages as needed, which may be consumed at any point during the course. There are also the following lunch options on site: Hospital Cafe or Karner Blue Cafe (Starbucks)