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TALK TO US United Rehab Solutions Ltd. Bodeugan Farm, Waen, St Asaph, Denbighshire, LL17 0DT Phone: 01745 583156 Email: hello@unitedrehab.solutions

THERMOPLASTIC SPLINTING AND CASTING

Description

A splint is designed to apply, distribute or remove forces to enable the therapists to control body motion, prevent or alter the shape of the body tissue. Casting and thermoplastic splints refer to the material used and the one used will depend on the area being splinted and the needs of the client. A thermoplastic splint is made of a light material that can be moulded to fit a body part. The plastic is usually shaped by heating it (hot water), when cool it retains the shape. The splint can be removed to clean it, or taken off for certain activities e.g. a bath. Casting uses a fiberglass material, that once applied becomes rigid.

Conditions

Neurological conditions – high and low tone Arthritis Fractures Tendon Injuries / repairs Nerve Injuries / repairs Musculoskeletal injuries

Benefits

Improving range of movement in the joint Improving manual stretches Improve muscle length Pain relief Prevent deformities Improve function Protect skin integrity

Who’s Involved

The Occupational Therapist will construct the splint, but will work closely with the Physiotherapist to ensure that the optimum positioning is achieved and a joint therapy plan is introduced to work with the limb when not in the splint.

If you would like to discuss this or any other service please ring

01745 583156 or email us hello@unitedrehab.solutions

THERMOPLASTIC SPLINTING

AND CASTING

Description

A splint is designed to apply, distribute or remove forces to enable the therapists to control body motion, prevent or alter the shape of the body tissue. Casting and thermoplastic splints refer to the material used and the one used will depend on the area being splinted and the needs of the client. A thermoplastic splint is made of a light material that can be moulded to fit a body part. The plastic is usually shaped by heating it (hot water), when cool it retains the shape. The splint can be removed to clean it, or taken off for certain activities e.g. a bath. Casting uses a fiberglass material, that once applied becomes rigid.

Conditions

Neurological conditions – high and low tone Arthritis Fractures Tendon Injuries / repairs Nerve Injuries / repairs Musculoskeletal injuries

Benefits

Improving range of movement in the joint Improving manual stretches Improve muscle length Pain relief Prevent deformities Improve function Protect skin integrity

Who’s Involved

The Occupational Therapist will construct the splint, but will work closely with the Physiotherapist to ensure that the optimum positioning is achieved and a joint therapy plan is introduced to work with the limb when not in the splint.

If you would like to discuss

this or any other service

please ring 01745 583156 or

email us

hello@unitedrehab.solutions

WHO WE WORK WITH Case Managers Solicitors Individuals Charities / CICS Employers
TALK TO US United Rehab Solutions Ltd. Bodeugan Farm, Waen, St Asaph, Denbighshire, LL17 0DT Phone: 01745 583156 Email: hello@unitedrehab.solutions