Splinting workshops

Workshops available

Complex finger injuries

Splinting Workshop - Complex finger injuries

During this one-day workshop, participants will use the latest Orfit thermoplastic to learn techniques for fabricating basic static finger, hand and wrist based splints. Participants will receive splinting patterns and course notes in an easy reference booklet.

Course starts at 8am and concludes at 5pm, Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea will be provided. Maximum of 10 participants.

The course outline includes the following

Finger based orthosis

  • Splinting the DIP joint
  • Dorsal finger splint
  • Volar finger trough

Hand Based Orthosis

  • Short opponens orthosis
  • Metacarpal fracture brace

Wrist based Orthosis

  • Volar thumb hole wrist orthosis
  • Wrist and thumb spica orthosis
  • Scaphoid orthosis

Objective

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to;

  • Gain knowledge of different thermoplastic and their relative properties for clinical use
  • Develop practical skills in the manufacturing of upper limb orthotics
  • Obtain knowledge of upper limb injuries and their management with thermoplastic interventions
  • Gain skills in generating splinting patterns for the upper limb

Workshop format: Powerpoint presentation, orthotic fabrication demonstration and hands-on fabrication of orthoses will guarantee achievement of learning objectives.

Introduction to static spliniting

Splinting Workshop - Introduction to static spliniting

During this one-day workshop, participants will use the latest Orfit thermoplastic to learn techniques for fabricating basic static finger, hand and wrist based splints. Participants will receive splinting patterns and course notes in an easy reference booklet.

Course starts at 8am and concludes at 5pm, Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea will be provided. Maximum of 10 participants.

The course outline includes the following

Finger based orthosis

  • Splinting the DIP joint
  • Dorsal finger splint
  • Volar finger trough

Hand Based Orthosis

  • Short opponens orthosis
  • Metacarpal fracture brace

Wrist based Orthosis

  • Volar thumb hole wrist orthosis
  • Wrist and thumb spica orthosis
  • Scaphoid orthosis

Objective

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to;

  • gain knowledge of different thermoplastics and their relative properties for clinical use
  • develop practical skills in the manufacturing of upper limb orthotics
  • obtain knowledge of upper limb injuries and their management with thermoplastic interventions
  • gain skills in generating splinting patterns for the upper limb

Workshop format: Powerpoint presentation, orthotic fabrication demonstration and hands-on fabrication of orthoses will guarantee achievement of learning objectives.

Manage wrist injuries

Splinting Workshop - Manage wrist injuries – Intermediate course

During this one-day workshop, participants will use the latest Orfit thermoplastic to learn techniques for managing the complexities of wrist injuries. Participants will receive splinting patterns and course notes in an easy reference booklet.

Course starts at 8am and concludes at 5pm, Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea will be provided. Maximum of 10 participants.

The course outline includes the following

Wrist based orthosis

  • Volar wrist hand orthosis
  • Volar wrist and thumb orthosis
  • Circumferential wrist splinting including scaphoid orthosis

Splinting to gain wrist extension

  • Static progressive wrist extension orthosis
  • Dynamic wrist extension orthosis

Splinting to gain forearm supination

  • Static progressive forearm supination orthosis
  • Collelo orthosis / Dynamic rotation orthosis

Objective

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to;

  • Gain knowledge of different thermoplastics and their relative properties for clinical use
  • Develop practical skills in the manufacturing of upper limb orthotics
  • Obtain knowledge of upper limb injuries and their management with thermoplastic interventions
  • Gain skills in generating splinting patterns for the upper limb

Workshop format: Powerpoint presentation, orthotic fabrication demonstration and hands-on fabrication of orthoses will guarantee achievement of learning objectives.

Host a workshop

Host a workshop

Ottobock would like to offer you the opportunity to host a splinting workshop in your facility.

The current courses available are:

  • Splinting to manage finger injuries
  • Splinting to manage wrist injuries
  • Introduction to static splinting

As a host you will receive two free positions to the course valued at $600 and your company logo on the workshop invitation.


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