presented by Stacy Williams
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Stacy Williams, OT, C/NDT
Stacy Williams graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Health Science in Occupational Therapy in 1997. She serves as the Occupational Therapy Manager at HealthSouth Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital. Stacy is NDT Certified and has worked with the traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury and stroke populations for over eighteen years. She is Co-Chair…Read full bio
1. Introduction of Inhibitory Casting
Inhibitory casting is used in conjunction with traditional therapy to assist in managing spasticity and improving functional performance. In this chapter Stacy Williams will discuss the general principles of casting and commonly fabricated casts available. A review of the clinical decision making process for how to determine which cast, if any, will be most effective for your patient will be discussed.
2. Fabrication of Short Arm Inhibitory Cast
In this chapter, an overview of the precautions and potential contraindications for inhibitory casting, as well as the materials needed to fabricate a cast, are provided. Patient videos show the fabrication process and the appropriate steps to follow for applying a cast. Cast care instructions for both the clinical staff (therapy, nursing, etc.), patients, and families are provided.
3. Upper Extremity Short Arm Cast Removal
The steps involved in the removal of a short cast are shown through patient videos. The materials needed and key things to remember when removing a cast are discussed.
4. Bivalve of Short Arm Cast
This chapter demonstrates what materials are needed and how to bivalve a cast so it can be used effectively as a splint. Home programs and wearing schedules are discussed.