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Jan 30 - 31, 2021 | Bilinga, Queensland
Orthotic Fabrication Immobilisation Course - Gold Coast 2021 is organized by Australian Hand Therapy Association Inc (AHTA) and will be held from Jan 30 - 31, 2021 at Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus, Bilinga, Queensland, Australia. Description The focus of this two-day course is on the design and fabrication of immobilisation orthoses. A dynamic format using lectures, case studies, demonstrations and hands-on practical activities will help participants to improve their splinting quality and efficiency and take the fear factor out of splinting. Participants in our immobilisation course will learn principles underpinning clinical reasoning for design and prescription of immobilisation orthoses for the fingers, thumb and wrist. Learn to take patterns and master a variety of splinting materials to allow you to fabricate professional looking, comfortable splints to meet your patient’s needs. Objectives Topics At the completion of this course, therapists will have: • Detailed knowledge of the theoretical basis of orthotic design for immobilisation of the upper limb • Detailed knowledge of the properties of thermoplastic materials and products • An ability to apply knowledge of anatomy, histology and pathology of the musculoskeletal system or neurological dysfunction to the design and fabrication of upper limb immobilisation orthoses • An understanding of orthotic fabrication as a therapeutic modality within the treatment regime for patients • An ability to fabricate orthoses for the immobilisation of the upper limb using a variety of thermoplastic materials • An ability to analyse the quality of a fabricated orthosis specific to a patient’s clinical and functional requirements. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.