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Vicente Cavalida, PT, C/NDT
Vicente L. Cavalida graduated from Cebu Doctors’ College, Cebu City, Philippines with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1987 and earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology in 1983 from the University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines. He received his license to practice in the United States from the University of the…Read full bio
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. The Physiological Theory and Terminology Behind Inhibitory Casting
Spasticity affects more than an estimated 10 million people worldwide, limiting their ability to fully engage in their life roles and maximize their quality of life. In this chapter we will introduce the terminology and theory behind inhibitory casting and how casting can assist with physiological changes in the spastic muscle.
2. Evidence-Based Medicine
Inhibitory casting has been used for over 40 years to assist with decreasing spasticity. In this chapter we examine current research and use case studies to illustrate situations in which inhibitory casting was used effectively.
3. Advantages, Disadvantages, Goals, and Clinical Decision Making Process for Inhibitory Casting
Therapists need to make decisions about how to most effectively treat their patients on a daily basis. In this chapter we will dissect this decision making process for utilizing inhibitory casting as a treatment modality, discuss the casting options, and the advantages and disadvantages of inhibitory casting.
4. Precautions, Contraindications, and Principles of Inhibitory Casting
Inhibitory casting has been recommended… now what? In this chapter we will discuss the general principles of inhibitory casting and the materials needed to fabricate a cast.