presented by Deborah A. Schwartz
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Deborah A. Schwartz, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
Deborah A Schwartz is a hand therapist with over 34 years of experience as a practicing clinician. She has worked at Orfit Industries America for the past ten and a half years promoting product awareness and offering a variety of educational programming on orthotic fabrication. Debby is an active member of the American Society of…Read full bio
1. Specific Orthoses for Pediatric Conditions
This chapter will address some common challenges for treating pediatric clients. Children grow rapidly so the orthosis must be checked frequently for size and fit. Many children require functional orthoses but may not understand the wearing schedule. This course will offer suggestions for helping children and their parents accept the orthosis and accommodate its use into daily routines.
2. The Dorsal Wrist Orthoses
Chapter two will cover pediatric conditions of the upper extremity that may benefit from a dorsal wrist orthosis. The dorsal wrist orthosis will be described in detail including the benefits of appropriate thermoplastic material selection, pattern making, and fabrication techniques. Additional tips and tricks will also be offered.
3. Pediatric Orthoses: The Circumferential Wrist Orthosis
In the final chapter, circumferential wrist orthosis will be described in detail regarding the appropriate thermoplastic material selection, pattern making, and fabrication techniques. Additional tips and tricks will be offered in an easy to follow format.