Paediatric Upper Limb Splinting for Neurological Conditions

The aim of this course is to improve your clinical reasoning and practical skills in relation to splinting and casting in paediatric upper limb neurology. By the end of the course, motivated learners will have improved ability to:

  • Assess upper limb range of movement and muscle tone
  • Understand the medical and surgical management options for upper limb neurology
  • Understand the range of interventions complementary to splinting and casting
  • Apply clinical reasoning to support decision making for splinting and casting
  • Understand the principles of safe splinting and casting 
  • Fabricate thermoplastic splints and casts

Programme (subject to change): 3 days face to face, and ½ day follow up webinar

Day 1: Wed 12 June  (08.30 - 14:30)

  • Welcomes and Introductions
  • Upper limb anatomy and functional neuroanatomy
  • Assessment of range of motion and muscle tone
  • Medical Management of upper limb (systemic vs focal intervention: Botulinum Toxin A)
  • Surgical Management of upper limb
  • Evidence base for Static vs Functional splints

Day 2: Thu 13 June  (08:30 - 17:00) 

  • Practical session: thermoplastic splint making and casting

Day 3: Fri 14 June (08:30 - 16:30)

  • Reflections on practical session
  • Evidence base for Static vs Functional splints (continued)
  • Factors that impact on splint/cast compliance
  • Sleep and Splinting
  • Tissue viability and splint precautions
  • Complementary interventions: supporting hand function and strengthening (Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation)
  • Considerations for an upper limb splinting consultation service
  • Planning for follow up webinar and certification requirements

Day 4: Fri 13 September (09:00 - 12:30)

  • Virtual event - details to follow

As this is a new course, it will initially be offered at a discounted rate of £600. We are keen to receive feedback to continue to develop and fine tune this course to meet the ongoing training and development needs of therapists. Coffee, tea and refreshments are included at morning/afternoon breaks. Lunch is not included however, there is a variety of shops/cafes in the local area.

Some Pre-reading will be recommended with details to follow Registration.

Registration closes 29 May 2024 at 17:00.

The cost for this course is £600


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Payment for this course is only possible by credit or debit card. No invoices can be issued.

Cancellations can be refunded (minus administrative fee) only if made up to 10 working days before the start of the course (ie by 29 May 2024). Cancellations made after this cannot be refunded.