Did you know Occupational Therapists have specialized training in splinting?
Your doctor may recommend a splint following an upper extremity injury. Prefabricated splints can be purchased over the counter. Our occupational therapists (OTs) are trained in making recommendations for the best splint to meet your needs. They are also proficient in the fabrication of custom splints.
Our OTs at Highline Physical Therapy use low-temperature plastic material to custom fit each individual. Splints are helpful if there is limited joint motion and can assist in correcting or reducing deformity. They also play a role in the appropriate positioning of joints during healing after a traumatic injury
- Provide rest
- Prevent deformity
- Prevent re-injury
- Prevent contractures
- Increase motion
- Substitute for loss of motor function
- Resolve tendon tightness
- Protect joints
- Tendon or ligament injuries
- Nerve injuries
Contact your health care provider to discuss a referral for physical therapy if you are having any of these issues. If your insurance does not require a physician referral, you may contact us directly. Call our Federal Way (253) 661-0041 or Tukwila (206) 248-3080 office to schedule your initial evaluation.