Date: 21 May 2024 to 22 May 2024

An Introduction to Thermoplastic Splinting of the Upper Limb in Neurological Conditions

Venue: Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, West Hill, Putney, London, SW15 3SW


Event Notes:

This an exciting opportunity to attend an intensive course and learn about the challenges of splinting abnormal tone with complex pathologies such as acquired brain injury and disorders of consciousness. Attendees will develop knowledge of the clinical reasoning behind splinting in neurology through theoretical and practical workshops, with all materials provided throughout the course.

This two-day course is designed for clinicians who have some basic experience of working with thermoplastic materials and wish to gain further handling skills and understanding of splinting the neurologically impaired upper limb.

The course is taught by the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability Splint Clinic Team including our specialist medical Consultant who leads the Tone Clinic.

Objectives of the course include

  • refreshing current knowledge of upper limb anatomy and physiology
  • what to assess before splinting and the principles of handling thermoplastic material
  • understanding tone concerning splinting
  • developing clinical reasoning and looking at the evidence base around splinting
  • demonstration and practice of techniques for the fabrication of at least four different thermoplastic splints

Cost: £440 (includes all materials, resources and lunch)