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#318 Pediatric Casting and Splinting: Upper and Lower Extremity Casting and Use of Dynamic Strapping to Optimize Motor Function in Children

 

Children with neuromuscular impairment often present with abnormal stiffness or tone, soft tissue hypo extensibility with decreased range of motion and muscle imbalances. This course will focus on therapeutic techniques used to facilitate improved alignment and muscle re-education for function for patients. Developmental biomechanics in relation to assessment and treatment will be reviewed.

The pediatric population with CNS dysfunction or peripheral nerve injuries often present clinically with spasticity and contractures, contributing to functional limitations. Casting, splinting, and/or orthotic follow up are often effective in reversing contracture and influencing abnormal tone and stiffness in these patients. New treatment techniques for the management of spasticity are now available, but maximizing their effectiveness requires a thorough understanding of how, when, and for whom to use these interventions. In this course, participants will have hands-on practice with cast fabrication using delta cast conformable and soft cast materials. Discussion of assessments before and after casting, timing and adjunctive interventions will be included.

This course will also introduce the concept and use of taping and wrapping as an adjunct to therapeutic interventions in the treatment of adults and children with neurologic and orthopedic impairments to facilitate improved alignment and muscle reeducation for function. Materials discussed include: elastic therapeutic tape, and neoprene wraps. The course is intended to familiarize participants in the use of these modalities as an adjunct to treatment and to guide interest for future coursework and learning opportunities. The use of compression orthotics, strapping and elastic taping to optimize motor function will be introduced-with demonstration and hand-on labs on use of two strapping and taping techniques.

 

Instructor: Patricia (Trish) Martin, PT, Certified Kinesio Taping Audrey Yasukawa, MOT, Certified Kinesio Taping ® Instructor

 

Course Cities and Dates:

#318 Jacksonville, FL (Great Strides Rehabilitation), October 26-27, 2024 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

#318 Pediatric Casting and Splinting: Upper and Lower Extremity Casting and Us

  • Rate

    Description

    15 Hrs

    Group rate

    Register 5 or more 

    $395

    Individual

    Single Registration

    $495

    Plus $200 taping supply fee.

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