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Lower Extremity Inhibitory Casting (Fabrication)

presented by Vicente Cavalida

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With continued demand to reduce spasticity and increase range of motion in the neurologically impaired patient for improved functional use of the lower extremity, clinicians need up-to-date information on how to effectively implement a casting program. Starting with an overview of general principles of casting, this course educates clinicians on how to fabricate, remove and bivalve a short and long leg cast. This course uses instructional video to demonstrate the casting procedure and concludes with client and caregiver educational material. This is the final course in a three course series. Be sure to also watch:

Inhibitory Casting and Decision Making
Upper Extremity Inhibitory Casting (Fabrication)

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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…

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1. Introduction of Inhibitory Casting

The third course in the inhibitory casting series starts with a basic discussion of the general principles of lower extremity inhibitory casting. Vicente Cavalida reviews the types of casts available to manage lower extremity spasticity and contractures to improve functional performance.

2. Fabrication of Short Leg Inhibitory Cast

It’s important to understand the basic precautions and potential contraindications for inhibitory casting. Once a therapist has determined it’s appropriate to proceed with casting, a thorough knowledge of the materials needed to fabricate a cast, as well as the steps to fabricate a short leg cast, are essential for a properly fitted cast.

3. Lower Extremity Short Leg Cast Removal

Learn the process of when and how to remove lower extremity short leg casts. The necessary materials for the procedure are reviewed.

4. Bivalve Short Leg Cast

Sometimes a patient needs to continue wearing the cast after it has been removed. In this chapter, Vicente Cavalida will review the materials needed for bivalving a cast and explain the steps involved to bivalve a short leg cast.

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With continued demand to reduce spasticity and increase range of motion in the neurologically impaired patient for improved functional use of the upper extremity, clinicians need up to date information on how to effectively implement a casting program. Starting with an overview of general principles of casting, this course educates clinicians on how to fabricate, remove and bivalve an elbow cast. This course uses instructional video to demonstrate the casting procedure and concludes with client and caregiver education material. This is the second course in a three course series. Be sure to also watch:

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Inhibitory Casting Theory and Decision Making

Presented by Vicente Cavalida, PT, C/NDT and Stacy Williams, OT, C/NDT

Inhibitory Casting Theory and Decision Making

Subscribe now, and access clinical education and patient education—anytime, anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.
With the continued demand to manage spasticity to improve functional outcomes/performance and maximize independence, clinicians need up-to-date information on options for spasticity reduction and increasing range of motion. Starting with an overview of casting theory, this course provides clinicians with rationale behind inhibitory casting and evidence supporting its use. Case studies will be presented to provide examples of casting options and rationalization. Instructors will discuss the potential benefits, precautions and contraindications of inhibitory casting as well as materials needed. The course concludes with an in-depth discussion of the general principles of casting. This is the first in a three course series. Be sure to also watch:

Upper Extremity Inhibitory Casting (Fabrication)
Lower Extremity Inhibitory Casting (Fabrication)

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