Orthotic Intervention for the Hand and Upper Extremity

Orthotic Intervention for the Hand and Upper Extremity

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Providing orthosis patterns for most upper extremity diagnoses, this Second Edition of Orthotic Intervention for the Hand and Upper Extremity: Splinting Principles and Process provides a practical framework to help students, as well as new and experienced occupational therapists, make an informed decisions about the best solutions for their patients. This detailed and easy-to-use reference demonstrates splint fabrication techniques and related interventions for the upper extremity, highlights anatomical and biomechanical principles, discusses associated indications and precautions, details common orthotic interventions, and provides an overview of popular taping methods. Abundantly illustrated, the book includes clinical pearls and a section dedicated to splinting for a spectrum of diagnoses and populations. For the first time, Orthotic Intervention for the Hand and Upper Extremity is accompanied by a full suite of instructor and student resources that save time and reinforce student learning, including online case studies, videos that demonstrate common injuries/splints, instructor PowerPoint slides, sample syllabi, an image bank, a test generator and much more.These theoretical frames help guide practice in the field of hand therapy and subsequent orthotic intervention, providing therapists ... The biomechanical approach involves the principles of physics as it relates to human movement, forces, and posture, ... Instructions should be clear regarding what the patient is permitted to do in terms of activities with the orthosis on and off. ... The cost of an orthosis should include fabrication time, thermoplastic materials, strapping, lining and padding, anbsp;...

Title:Orthotic Intervention for the Hand and Upper Extremity
Author:MaryLynn A. Jacobs, Noelle M. Austin
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2013-11-18


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