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The third edition of Introduction to Splinting: A Clinical Reasoning and Problem-Solving Approach helps readers master the basic theory, principles, and techniques of splinting needed for clinical practice. Using a combination textbook/workbook format, it integrates theory and technical knowledge with hands-on learning features that equip readers with essential clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving skills associated with splinting.
• Comprehensive coverage presents the fundamentals of splinting that a therapist needs to know.
• Self-quizzes, case studies, and lab exercises help readers bridge the gap between learning and practice and apply what they've learned to real-life situations.
• Key terms, chapter outlines, and review questions highlights specific information that the reader can expect to learn from each chapter.
• Combined textbook/workbook format reinforces information as it is learned and encourages practical application of concepts.
• Content has been updated to include new research and techniques, current trends, and new information sources.
• Lists of key terms for each chapter help familiarize the reader with relevant terminology.
• Two new case studies have been added to each chapter, strengthening the book's clinical application focus.
• Companion CD contains video clips demonstrating how to fabricate specific splints.
• Four new chapters cover topics such as occupation-based splinting, tools, processes, and techniques of splinting, and splints for the elbow, shoulder, and fingers.
• Chapters are divided into three units: splinting foundations; splints for conditions and populations; and topics related to splinting.
• A new appendix directs readers to helpful online resources and vendors.
Unit 1: Splinting Foundations
1. Foundations of Splinting
2. Occupation-Based Splinting
3. Tools, Process and Techniques of Splinting
4. Anatomical and Biomechanical Principles of Splinting
5. Clinical Examination for Splinting
6. Clinical Reasoning for Splint Fabrication
Unit 2: Splinting for Conditions and Populations
7. Splints Acting on the Wrist
8. Thumb Immobilization Splints
9. Hand Immobilization Splints
10. Splints for the Elbow and Shoulder
11. Mobilization Splints: Dynamic, Serial-Static, and Static Progressive Splinting
12. Splinting for the Fingers
13. Splinting for Nerve Injuries
14. Antispasticity Splinting
15. Splinting on Older Adults
16. Pediatric Splinting
Unit 3: Topics Related to Splinting
17. Lower Extremity Orthotics
18. Upper Extremity Prosthetics
19. Ethical Issues Related to Splinting
Appendix A: Answers to Quizzes, Laboratory Exercises, and Case Studies
Appendix B: Forms
Appendix C: Grading Sheets
Appendix D: Web Resources and Vendors