UE and Hand Splinting

Instructor Debby Schwartz, OTD, OTR/L, CHT returns to the Pacific NW to present her hands-on intensive orthotic fabrication courses.  She shares easy to follow orthotic fabrication for the beginner and more complicated and in-depth instruction and collaboration for the advanced therapist.  Her popular courses are Orthoses for Immobilization Day 1 and Orthoses for Mobilization Day 2.  We are looking forward to fabricating splints with you and Debby!

2 SPLINTING COURSES:
Orthoses for Immobilization and Orthoses for Mobilization

Orthoses for Immobilization Day 1 & Orthoses for Mobilization Day 2

Presenter:             Debby Schwartz,  OTD, OTR/L, CHT
Course Dates:       TBD
Course Location: Seattle-Area (Lynnwood), WA

Registration Fee:
Single Course: TBD
Both Courses:  TBD
Contact Hours:  8/each course or 16/both courses

Please Note:    You may take one course or both!!
Register Early:  Splinting courses are our #1 requested course topic!  Please register early as space is limited.  ​​​

Who should attend?:  We welcome Physical and Occupational Therapists and Physical and Occupational Therapy Assistants of all levels.  We are a continuing education provider for OT and PT in the states of WA, OR, MT, AK, and ID.​

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2018 Orthoses for Immobilization Day 1

This is a full day splinting workshop featuring 5-6 immobilization orthoses.  The workshop format includes power point presentation on the principles of orthotic fabrication with discussion of indications for splinting and characteristics of splinting materials.  The lecture will be followed by demonstration of splints and hands-on splint lab time.  Attendees will earn 0.8 CEU’s and each fabricate five unique orthoses from Orfit materials. ​

Day 1 includes:
8:00                 Presentation: Principles of Orthoses for Immobilization

9:15- 12:00     Demonstration and hands on fabrication of the following:

  • Dorsal Blocking Orthosis
  • Elbow Orthosis

12:00 – 1:00    Lunch

1:00- 4:45       Demonstration and hands on fabrication of the following:

  • Resting Hand Orthosis
  • Short Thumb Opponens Orthosis
  • Assorted Finger Orthoses:  Boutonniere, Mallet, Trigger finger, Anti- Swan Neck, Relative Motion

5:00     Evaluations and Conclusion

 

2018  Orthoses for Mobilization Day 2:

This is a full day advanced splinting workshop featuring 4 mobilization orthoses including dynamic and static progressive designs.  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 0.8 CEU’s and make four advanced orthoses incorporating wires, coils and Orfitube outriggers.

Day 2 includes:
8:00                 Presentation: Principles of Orthoses for Mobilization

9:15- 12:00     Demonstration and hands on fabrication of the following:

  • Static Progressive Wrist Flexion/ Extension Orthosis
  • Extensor Outrigger Orthosis (Orfitubes)

12:00- 1:00     Lunch

1:00- 4:45       Demonstration and hands on fabrication of the following:

  • Finger Extension Assist Orthosis
  • Anti- Ulnar Drift Orthosis

5:00     Evaluations and Conclusion

 

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Helpful Tip:  Register Early!  Our UE Splinting continuing education courses tend to fill quickly. 

UE Splinting Instructor Debby Schwartz, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Debby Schwartz, OTD, OTR/L, CHT is a hand therapist with over 30 years of experience as a practicing clinician and currently a Product and Educational Specialist, Physical Rehabilitation with Orfit Industries.  She joined Orfit Industries America to promote product awareness and splinting education.  Debby is an active member of ASHT and has participated in many IFSHT… Continue reading UE Splinting Instructor Debby Schwartz, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

UE Splinting Course Objectives

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course(s), participants will be able to: 1. Recognize indications, precautions and contraindications for immobilization and mobilization splinting of the upper extremity 2. Analyze mechanical properties required to fabricate low temperature thermoplastic immobilization and mobilization splints for the upper extremity. 3. Compare and contrast splinting materials, outrigger/ and or coil… Continue reading UE Splinting Course Objectives