The Centre For Working Hands
Custom splinting is an integral part of the rehabilitation process and requires the skill set of an experienced therapist. At The Centre for Working Hands, splints are custom fabricated and fit to the patient based on their specific needs. Splints are used to protect the hand following surgery to repair a tendon or nerve, during fracture healing, to promote wound healing, prevent a deformity during the healing process, or to rest the tissues.
Following a hand injury or disability one objective in hand rehabilitation is to provide the maximum return of function of the hand. Custom splinting is one way to achieve this goal. The correct design and fabrication depends on the skill set of the therapist. At The Centre for Working Hands, our therapists are knowledgeable in upper extremity anatomy and have excellent clinical reasoning skills, or the ability to apply knowledge and expertise in order to develop a solution.
Periodic adjustments or modifications may be needed to help increase the benefits of the original splint. Patients will also receive instruction on how to put the splint on, when to wear it, and any home exercises that will enhance the end result. To learn more about custom splinting or how you can benefit from our rehabilitation center, call or email our expert therapists at The Centre for Working Hands to schedule your evaluation.