Splinting Guide

Virtual Orthotic Fabrication Workshop

Course FULL!  Registration closed.


Saturday, May 15, 2021
9:00 am – 1:00 pm EST


Live/synchronous learning (remote via Zoom)

Course Cost:



4 continuing education contact hours/0.4 AOTA CEUs


Debby Schwartz, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Target Audience:

OTs, COTAs, PTs, PTAs and CHTs; beginner to intermediate level

Right Hand Therapy is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development – Provider #11677. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Orthotic fabrication for the fingers and thumb has never been so easy!!  Have you ever wanted to learn how to create fast, easy orthoses without the need of a big splint pan (and that your patients will love!)?  This four hour hands-on splinting workshop features the use of Orficast to create 8 different orthoses for the thumb and fingers, which will be demonstrated and then participants will have the opportunity to fabricate from the comfort of their own homes! The virtual workshop format includes a PowerPoint presentation followed by demonstration and hands-on fabrication time.  Attendees will earn 4 contact hours/0.4 AOTA CEUs for attending after submitting a photo of their completed orthoses to the instructor.  Participants are responsible for acquiring their own materials in advance of the course (please see the Requirements tab for more details).  This 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 orthotic fabrication skills.  For any therapists working in Home Health – this will be a game changer for you!!

ADA and Special Requests:
Please contact Right Hand prior to purchase to discuss any particular needs and/or requests.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Recognize conditions of the fingers that benefit from orthotic management.
  • Learn tips and tricks for working with low temperature thermoplastic materials that benefit specific orthotic fabrication.
  • Identify the steps of fabrication for 8 custom orthoses for the fingers.

Cancellation Policy

Orfit Industries America and Right Hand Therapy reserve the right to cancel course with fewer than 10 participants and will return all payments. In the event of cancellation, Right Hand Therapy will offer a full refund within two weeks of notice of cancellation. Participants must also notify Right Hand Therapy regarding cancellation of registration no less than 10 days prior to the workshop for a full refund less $15.00 administrative fees.

Orthoses will include the following (time permitting):

  • Mallet Orthosis
  • Boutonnière Orthosis
  • Anti -Swan Neck Orthosis
  • Trigger Finger Orthosis
  • Short Thumb Orthosis
  • Anti-Ulnar Drift Orthosis
  • Anti- Claw Orthosis
  • Relative Motion Orthoses

Please be seated near a hot water source and have the following equipment and materials ready:

  • a towel
  • scissors
  • heat gun (recommended)
  • loop and adhesive backed hook for strapping


You will also need to purchase in advance the following materials:  (costs approx. $70-$80)

  • one box of Orficast 1” wide
  • one box of Orficast 2.5” wide


Purchase through one of the Orfit distributors:  (USA distributors)

North Coast Medical https://www.ncmedical.com

Performance Health https://www.performancehealth.com

Fabrication Enterprises at https://www.fab-ent.com

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