presented by Vicente Cavalida
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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
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.