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Occupational Therapy


Occupational Therapy

Custom Splint Fabrication and Modification

Occupational therapists at Franciscan Healthcare are trained in custom splint fabrication. The purpose of a splint is to protect and heal structures of the elbow, wrist, hand, or digit, and to decrease pain during functional activity.

Advantages of custom fabricated orthotics are:

  • Removable for wound care, bathing, or gentle exercise if appropriate
  • Easily adjusted if uncomfortable
  • Any position requested can be achieved with the moldable material
  • Able to clean as needed
  • Can get wet
  • Adjustable as swelling decreases
  • Adjustable as range of motion improves