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Casting and Splinting for Spasticity


This course aims to improve the participants ability to identify, assess and appropriately treat upper and lower limb spasticity. Research review will cover splinting and casting for UL stiffness/contracture, and casting for LL stiffness/contracture after brain injury.

 

Specific aspects of research include :

(1) client characteristics that identify who is suitable for splinting/casting 

(2) the post-injury period when splinting/casting is likely to be necessary (acute, post-acute or chronic) due to structural changes in the muscles and other soft tissues after brain injury

(3) review of casting following Botulinum toxin injections, and

(4) review of NSF Guidelines, relevant International Consensus Statements and relevant Cochrane Reviews.

 

Presenters:

Kathy Kuipers, Occupational Therapist

Mary Kayssar, Occupational Therapist

Micky Nascimento, Physiotherapist

 

Learning Outcomes

1. At the completion of the course participants should have an understanding of the neurophysiology behind spasticity, contracture, splinting and casting.     

2. At the completion of this course participants should be able to identify when a splint would be of benefit to the rehabilitation process such as to assist with functional strengthening or prevent complications.   

3. At the completion of this course participants should be able to identify when a splint would need to be adjusted or modified.

4. During the course participants will be expected to apply an upper limb below elbow cast to another participant.

5. On the completion of the course participants should be able to apply an upper limb below elbow cast to a patient.

6. During the course participants will be expected to apply a lower limb below knee cast to another participant.   

7. On the completion of the course participants should be able to apply a lower limb below knee cast to a client with spasticity.    

8. At the completion of this course participants should be able to identify when a cast would be of benefit to the rehabilitation process such as to prevent or treat complications (contracture)

Sessions:

Location Address Dates
Queensland Woolloongabba Start date: 08 Jul 2017 00:00
End date: 09 Jul 2017 00:00
Queensland Woolloongabba Start date: 25 Nov 2017 00:00
End date: 26 Nov 2017 00:00