By Brenda M. Coppard PhD OTR/L, Helene Lohman MA OTD OTR/L

The 3rd variation of creation to Splinting: A medical Reasoning and Problem-Solving technique is helping readers grasp the fundamental concept, rules, and methods of splinting wanted for scientific perform. utilizing a mix textbook/workbook structure, it integrates conception and technical wisdom with hands-on studying positive factors that equip readers with crucial medical wisdom, serious considering talents, and problem-solving abilities linked to splinting.

  • Comprehensive assurance offers the basics of splinting therapist must know.
  • Self-quizzes, case reviews, and lab workouts aid readers bridge the distance among studying and perform and follow what they have discovered to real-life situations.
  • Key phrases, bankruptcy outlines, and overview questions highlights particular info that the reader can anticipate to profit from each one chapter.
  • Combined textbook/workbook layout reinforces details because it is discovered and encourages useful software of concepts.
  • Content has been up-to-date to incorporate new examine and strategies, present traits, and new details sources.
  • Lists of keywords for every bankruptcy aid familiarize the reader with correct terminology.
  • Two new case reviews were additional to every bankruptcy, strengthening the book's medical software focus.
  • Companion CD includes videos demonstrating tips on how to fabricate particular splints.
  • Four new chapters disguise themes corresponding to occupation-based splinting, instruments, procedures, and methods of splinting, and splints for the elbow, shoulder, and fingers.
  • Chapters are divided into 3 devices: splinting foundations; splints for stipulations and populations; and themes concerning splinting.
  • A new appendix directs readers to necessary on-line assets and vendors.

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Virtual context addresses the ability to access and use electronic devices. , computers, radios, PDAs, MP3 players, cell phones) plays an important role in many people’s lives. Fine motor control is paramount when using these devices and should be preserved as much as possible to maximize electronic contact with the outside world. Attention to splint size and immobilizing only those joints required can facilitate the ability of clients to manipulate small buttons and dials required to use such devices.

Purposeful activities are goal directed and have meaning and purpose to the client. In the case of driving, when a client actually gets into a vehicle and drives, the intervention level is considered purposeful activity. Occupation is the highest level of intervention. Clients participate in occupations in their natural context. The ability to drive to one’s employment site is considered an occupation. At first blush, splinting could appear to be less than occupation oriented because it is initiated prior to occupational engagement and discontinued when hand function resumes.

Occupation-Based Splinting and Intervention Levels Pedretti and Early [2001] described four intervention levels: adjunctive, enabling, purposeful activities, and occupations. Adjunctive methods prepare clients for purposeful activity and they do not imply activity or occupation. Examples include exercise, inhibition or facilitation techniques, and positioning devices. Enabling activities precede and simulate purposeful activity. , driving simulators) begin to prepare the client for participation in actually driving a vehicle.

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