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Upper Extremity Inhibitory Casting (Fabrication)

presented by Stacy Williams

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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:

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

Meet Your Instructor

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…

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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.

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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:

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Inhibitory Casting Theory and Decision Making

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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)
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