Seminar Splinting the Hand, Wrist, & Elbow Seminar

Presented by Therapy Network Seminars

Therapy Network Seminars

Bring this seminar on-site to your facility for groups of 10 or more.

Diagnosis and conditions covered in this workshop include fractures, arthritis, contractures, CTDs and wounds. Emphasis is placed on replicating the actual patient environment.

Course Description

The art of custom splinting is an often frustrating and challenging skill to master. Invariably we find our best efforts in a pile of very expensive and awkward to handle mass of materials leaving both our patients and ourselves baffled by the outcome. Taking control of the materials through understanding their properties, characteristics and "feel", along with a strong foundation of upper extremity biomechanics and surface anatomy can quickly turn the tables in your favor. Holding true to the title, this introductory course creates a remarkable formula for mastering splint fabrication in an introductory environment that incorporates ample opportunity to both observe and fabricate custom splinting, all the while, sharing the dos and don'ts that can only come from 20 years of trial and error. A fun, relaxed and non-intimidating workshop developed to replace frustrated and baffled with enlightened and confident. Diagnosis and conditions covered in this workshop include fractures, arthritis, contractures, CTDs and wounds. Emphasis is placed on replicating the actual patient environment. Course handouts and labs are designed to allow immediate clinical application of splinting techniques.


  • Identify the characteristics, components and "feel" of splinting materials
  • Demonstrate and Identify the preparation and tools needed for successful splinting.
  • Successfully complete the fabrication of finger, hand, wrist and forearm based splints
  • Identify the biomechanical and anatomical features of splint design.
  • Identify the indications and contraindications for splinting the upper extremity involving contractures, arthritis and CTDs
  • Identify the clinical guidelines for splinting including patient evaluation, education and safety


Barry Poole, OTR/L, CHT is a private practice hand therapist and consultant in Clemson, SC. Prior to moving to Clemson Mr. Poole owned and operated The Hand Rehabilitation Center in San Diego, CA which he founded in 1987. Mr. Poole brings with him 27+ years of experience in the treatment of orthopedic and upper extremity conditions. He is a Charter Member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and has lectured nationally on splinting and rehabilitation of the upper extremity for the past 17 years. He earned his degree in Occupational Therapy in 1981 from Florida International University and is a Certified Hand Therapist. Barry is an accomplished clinician, instructor and author in the field of upper extremity management and considered one of the best hand therapist in the United States.

Participants Comments

"Lot's of hands-on ! Good opportunity to practice & become comfortable with splinting." OTR

"Having never splinted before I can honestly say I am well prepared now -thanks to this course - PT

"I learned not just how to splint but the why and when to splint as well - in-valuable" - OTR

"Absolutely terrific ! Small class size and equipment and space for everyone; instructor was extremely patient & fun. I never felt intimidated once." -COTA


This is an introductory level workshop for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, and ATs

NOTE: Nothing in this course is to enable or permit the learner to apply techniques outside of the scope of practice in their individual state and discipline.

Educational Credit

A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hours (17 in FL) will be awarded to each participant. All Therapy Network Seminars are pre‐approved for CEUs in the state where the course is conducted when required for PT, OT, ATs AND Assistants.

Therapy Network, Inc. (BOC AP#: P2563) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. Our seminars are eligible for a maxi‐ mum of 15 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Cancellation Policy

POLICY: Registration fee less a $75 administrative charge is refundable if cancellation received 14 days prior to program date. No refunds will be given after that time. Therapy Network, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a seminar and will refund in full the registration fee only. TNI is NOT responsible for registrants non‐refundable airfare, accommodations or fees.


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Diagnosis and conditions covered in this workshop include fractures, arthritis, contractures, CTDs and wounds. Emphasis is placed on replicating the actual patient environment.

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This is an introductory level workshop designed for Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, and Athletic Trainers.

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Dates and Locations

Garden City, NY
4/18/2020 - 4/19/2020
Tuition: $645

Henderson, NV
8/15/2020 - 8/16/2020
Tuition: $645

Cleveland, OH
10/17/2020 - 10/18/2020
Tuition: $645

West Melbourne, FL
11/14/2020 - 11/15/2020
Tuition: $645

West Palm Beach, FL
12/12/2020 - 12/13/2020
Tuition: $645

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