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The Facts

  • Date: Friday 5 & Saturday 6 July 2019
  • Time: 9:30-16:00
  • Venue: The Children's Trust, Tadworth Court, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 5RU
  • Trainer: Amanda Barnes, Senior Occupational Therapist, The Royal London Children's Hospital
  • Registration: £100, refreshments included, lunch is available for purchase on site

Splinting course - meeting the needs of children with neurological conditions

05 July 2019
This predominantly practical based course will give practitioners the opportunity to learn how to design and fabricate wrist and hand thermoplastic splints, for children and young people with neurological impairment. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn and practice advanced splints, such as the palmar-dorsal thermoplastic splint for management of severe hypertonicity.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate:
  1. Understanding of why thermoplastic splinting is used as an adjunctive treatment to upper limb management
  2. Effective clinical reasoning for splint design and program for wear
  3. Safe and effective skills in the design and fabrication of wrist and hand thermoplastic splints for the management of neurological upper limb impairment.

Who should attend

The course content is developed for paediatric occupational therapists who have experience working with children and young people with neurological-based upper limb impairments in the community or acute environment. It is expected that course participants know how to accurately assess aspects of upper limb impairment, such as measuring range of movement, spasticity and contracture.

How to book

Due to popular demand, tickets for this course have now sold out. To register your interest in future courses, please email Sharon Tuppeny, Head of Therapy (rehabilitation), or telephone 01737 365 000.