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Upper Limb Splinting

If your child is issued splints these will be reviewed through out the year. Splints need to be bought to each appointment.

Splints are considered for:

  • Instability of joint
  • Post surgery
  • Post /pre Botox
  • Contracture management
  • Hygiene
  • Positioning
  • Function

Services and treatments:

  • Splinting
  • Exercise program
  • Strength program
  • Botox (discussion with consultants)
  • Assessments
  • Modified constraint induced therapy
  • Bimanual therapy
  • Post and Pre Botox treatment
  • Goal directed treatment blocks

Does my child get a splint on the day:

If clinically identified that a splint is needed, your child will be issued with a splint on the day. If your child requires referrals for other services for example orthotics and Functional electrical stimulation these will be discussed in clinic by your therapist.

How are splints made?

Splints are made from a thermoplastic material, neoprene, Lycra or other materials. There are many different types of material that are used for different needs. A hand pattern is taken from the child’s hand and transferred onto the material.

Thermoplastic splints:

The material is cut down and heated in a splint pan which contains heated water. The material is then cut down to size and moulded onto the hand. The therapist will ensure to get a comfortable fit as possible. The splint is secured with soft straps and edging if needed. A split care leaflet will be given to you and instructions of how to wear the splint and explain your individual regime. Please refer to additional video’s of don/off splints.

Neoprene and Lycra splints:

Some of these are pre fabricated splints that are fitted on the day. We may need to order or make these specific to your child/young person.