Introduction to Splinting, 3rd Edition

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Introduction to Splinting, 3rd Edition


The third edition of Introduction to Splinting: A Clinical Reasoning and Problem-Solving Approach helps readers master the basic theory, principles, and techniques of splinting needed for clinical practice. Using a combination textbook/workbook format, it integrates theory and technical knowledge with hands-on learning features that equip readers with essential clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving skills associated with splinting.
  • Comprehensive coverage presents the fundamentals of splinting that a therapist needs to know.
  • Self-quizzes, case studies, and lab exercises help readers bridge the gap between learning and practice and apply what they've learned to real-life situations.
  • Key terms, chapter outlines, and review questions highlights specific information that the reader can expect to learn from each chapter.
  • Combined textbook/workbook format reinforces information as it is learned and encourages practical application of concepts.
  • Content has been updated to include new research and techniques, current trends, and new information sources.
  • Lists of key terms for each chapter help familiarize the reader with relevant terminology.
  • Two new case studies have been added to each chapter, strengthening the book's clinical application focus.
  • Companion CD contains video clips demonstrating how to fabricate specific splints.
  • Four new chapters cover topics such as occupation-based splinting, tools, processes, and techniques of splinting, and splints for the elbow, shoulder, and fingers.
  • Chapters are divided into three units: splinting foundations; splints for conditions and populations; and topics related to splinting.
  • A new appendix directs readers to helpful online resources and vendors.
Unit 1: Splinting Foundations

1. Foundations of Splinting

2. Occupation-Based Splinting

3. Tools, Process and Techniques of Splinting

4. Anatomical and Biomechanical Principles of Splinting

5. Clinical Examination for Splinting

6. Clinical Reasoning for Splint Fabrication

Unit 2: Splinting for Conditions and Populations

7. Splints Acting on the Wrist

8. Thumb Immobilization Splints

9. Hand Immobilization Splints

10. Splints for the Elbow and Shoulder

11. Mobilization Splints: Dynamic, Serial-Static, and Static Progressive Splinting

12. Splinting for the Fingers

13. Splinting for Nerve Injuries

14. Antispasticity Splinting

15. Splinting on Older Adults

16. Pediatric Splinting

Unit 3: Topics Related to Splinting

17. Lower Extremity Orthotics

18. Upper Extremity Prosthetics

19. Ethical Issues Related to Splinting


Appendix A: Answers to Quizzes, Laboratory Exercises, and Case Studies

Appendix B: Forms

Appendix C: Grading Sheets

Appendix D: Web Resources and Vendors
Brenda M. Coppard, PhD, OTR/L, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, Creighton University, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha, NE, USA and Helene Lohman, MA, OTD, OTR/L, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Creighton University, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha, NE, USA
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