UE and Functional Splinting
(formerly Advanced Splinting for the Upper Extremity)
Skill Level: Intermediate
Who Should Attend:
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Hand Therapists
We are planning the next dates and locations for this course. Are you interested in bringing this course to your facility? If so, fill out a request to host a course.
Learn low-cost, effective evidence-based splinting solutions for a wide variety of upper extremity and hand diagnoses in this comprehensive 2 day course that includes lecture, discussion and lab. Focus on advanced splinting techniques coordinated with treatment protocols and timelines. Learn to problem-solve splint design issues, and enhance splinting skills to fabricate professional, comfortable splints for specific patient needs. Course size is limited to maximize individualized personal assistance and provide opportunity for interaction.
View information about "Optional Pre-course Splinting Lab" - learn pre-requisite skills for fabricating mobilization splints using specialty components; gain confidence and enhance your skills and techniques for handling splinting materials.
PLEASE BRING ALONG AN OLD SHIRT OR APRON FOR "PLASTER LAB'", SPLINTING SCISSORS, A SMALL GONIOMETER, AND A HOLE PUNCH --ALL LABELED WITH YOUR NAME.
Program subject to change. Participants are cautioned to apply new information and skills within the scope of state licensure law.
Prerequisites for this course:
- Knowledge of these splints (which will be taught in the refresher lab) is a prerequisite for the weekend course:
- Hand based single digit MP Phoenix™ extension splint using spring tension
- Hand based single digit MP flexion splint using static progressive tension (Click-strip™)
Upon completion, participant will:
- recognize the principles of fracture splinting as related to splinting the humerus, distal radius, scaphoid, metacarpal or phalanx fracture
- identify precautions and complications based on evidence-based practice
- recognize how splinting the complex hand, and upper extremity traumatic nerve injuries will prevent secondary injury and maximize patient function
- fabricate an appropriate splint for each case study clinical application for the fracture and traumatic nerve injuries presented
16 contact hours in upper extremity and hand therapy education
Day 1: 8:00 am - 5:30pm. Registration begins at 7:30 am.
Day 2: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Twilight Refresher: 3 contact hours
5:30pm- 8:30pm on evening prior to course. Registration begins at 5:00pm
Accepted by many professional credentialing organizations and state professional regulatory boards. Check with your state board/credentialing agency to verify. Certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants upon completion of the course and may be used for CEU verification of credits. CE Credits vary by state. Please check with your state board/certifying agency to confirm conversion of contact hours to CE. See links below.
Physical Therapy Board of California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehab Education, LLC as an approval agency to approve providers offering continuing competency courses for CA licensed PTs and PTAs. This course is approved for 16 contact hours.
Idaho Occupational Therapy Board: Approved by the Idaho Occupational Therapy Board. Approval #4084
Idaho Physical Therapy Board: Approved by the Idaho Physical Therapy Board. #4085
Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy: Approved CE Sponsor by Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy, Division of Professional Regulations, #216.000227 for courses completed by 09-30-2014.
North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by virtue of Illinois CE Provider Approval #216.000227 16 contact hours. Optional Twilight Refresher approved for 3 credit hours. (Course must be completed by 09-30-2014)
NY State Physical Therapy Board: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as an approved provider for courses completed by 05-10-2016 of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy.
Virginia Board of Physical Therapy : This course has been approved by virtue of Illinois CE Provider Approval #216.000227 for 16 contact hours. (Course must be completed by 09-30-2014).
AOTA Approved Provider #6177. These states currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT continuing education either in regulatory language or by formal written communication to AOTA:
District of Columbia
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Lecture, discussion and lab include:
- Fracture splinting— case examples
- Humerus fracture circumferential splint
- Scaphoid fracture forearm based thumb spica splint
- Long forearm based wrist splint —used to prevent pronation/supination for healing distal radius fracture with TFCC involvement; alternate wrist strap with dorsal/ulnar pressure pad for TFCC.
- Hand based MC fracture splint
- Hand based total finger flexion splint (MP, PIP, DIP) with Click-strip™ or spring tension (therapist’s choice)
- Complex hand and upper extremity traumatic nerve injury splinting —case examples
- Static splints for peripheral nerve injuries:
- Handbased ulnar claw
- Handbased median nerve claw, thumb abduction
- Serial casting to reduce PIP contractures.
- Static wrist extension radial nerve splint
- Combined hand based Phoenix™ multiple digit MP extension, thumb abduction splint with dynamic Phoenix™ Wrist Extension Splint using spring tension
Elizabeth Spencer Steffa, OTR/L, CHT is an Occupational Therapist since 1969 and a Certified Hand Therapist since 1991 and is presently a clinician in private practice. She has been a clinical faculty member at the University of Washington since 1987, a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists since 1979.
Betty is nationally respected for her workshops on hand rehabilitation, physical modalities, and splinting. She is coauthor of the chapter "Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of Peripheral Nerve Injuries" in Trauma Rehabilitation by Lawrence R. Robinson--Lippincott and Wilkins, 2006.
" It was one of the best courses I have ever attended. The instructor was outstanding and the workbook/ folder was worth the price of the course. We need more courses like this out there." --M.E., TX
"This was one of the 3 best courses I've been to in the last 10 years!" -SC
"Excellent course. Easy to follow. Instructor was wonderful!"
"Great course. Don't change a thing."
"Extremely knowledgeable...good sense of humor...very patient."
"Betty is an outstanding, flexible educator. She takes the fear out of splinting. She has a wonderful gentle manner."-L.S., WA
"Great instruction. Very clear and concise. Good class size. Adequate one-on-one with instructor". B.J., NY
"Excellent instructor with a very positive and encouraging style. Made intimidating, complex splints not so bad."-M.M, IL
"EXCELLENT course. Instructor very approachable and knowledgeable."
"Very well organized. I learned lots more than I expected."
"Course manual with pictures and instructions will be a great resource".
"The instructor was very informative and creative." -L.D., WA
"The instructor was excellent. I like to see what the splint will look like, see it made, then make it. The process is very helpful."
"Easy, encouraging style affords high learning potential. Small group size encourages one to one instruction and aided in developing problem solving perspective for splinting."-S.B., WA
"Good information! Thanks for your patience!"
"Betty is a marvelous teacher."
"The course was fantastic ...I learned so much. I will definitely be looking forward to taking more of your courses."
"The recent splinting seminar in Spokane was awesome. Betty was great! I feel so much better about making my splints. I just made a dorsal splint for a pediatric patient of mine. It was great and much more fun this time."
|Note: Early Bird rates are in effect if your application is postmarked four weeks or more prior to registration.||Early Bird Rate||Late Registration Rate|
|Upper Extremity and Functional Splinting||$439||$494|
|Optional Refresher Splinting Lab for UE and Functional Splinting||$119||$139|
Dates & Locations
There are no scheduled workshops at this time.
Live courses require a minimum number of participants to operate. You will receive a written confirmation when minimum is met. Do not purchase non-refundable travel until you receive official written confirmation. Please see our cancellation policy here.
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