Upper Limb Orthoses (Splinting) Course – Darwin 2022
5 SEATS LEFT
Start: September 21, 2022 , 8:30 am
End: September 22, 2022 , 1:00 pm
Carpentaria Therapy Services,
1 Willeroo St, Tiwi NT 0810
This 1.5 day training course will focus on the theory and practical application of customised, rigid, wrist/thumb/finger orthoses (splints) for the management of the upper limb in infants and children with neurological impairment. The course will assist clinicians in understanding who, how, why, and when to apply an orthosis as an intervention. Participants will also learn how to objectively evaluate treatment outcomes. Detailed course notes, materials used to construct orthoses and reference material will be provided.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the latest concepts and terminology for distinguishing aspects of muscle overactivity in children with neurological impairment.
- Confidently assess upper limb impairment (i.e. range of movement, spasticity, muscle stiffness) using measures such as the modified Tardieu Scale and the Modified Ashworth Scale.
- Apply knowledge of upper limb anatomy to better understand the impact of muscle overactivity on progressive musculoskeletal deformity in children.
- Understand when to consider adjunct interventions such as serial casting and Botulinum toxin-A prior to introducing/adapting an orthosis.
- Interpret findings from an objective upper limb impairment assessment to develop an individualised orthoses program including considerations for joint position and stretch; identifying the type and position of orthoses; materials to be used; contraindications; safety; and strategies to improve tolerance and compliance.
- Improve skills in the practical application of orthoses.
- Objectively evaluate outcomes following implementation of an orthoses program.
Associate Professor Brian Hoare, Occupational Therapist
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists
Registration includes a course manual, access to electronic copies of course references and morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on Day 1. Morning tea will be provided on Day 2. All thermoplastic materials are also provided for the practical component of the course.
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REGISTRATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 12TH AUGUST 2022
5 SEATS LEFT