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Conditions we treat with Thermoplastic Splinting

Conditions we treat with Thermoplastic Splinting

Thermoplastic splinting is an effective method for maintaining range of movement and prevent soft tissue shortening. Following neurological injury, the signals may not always send the correct messages from the brain to the working muscles to initiate normal movement, therefore abnormal tone may occur and loss of range of motion, over time this will lead to deformities and secondary complications such as pain.

Splinting is effective when used regularly over time and can help increase function in the arms and legs. It is commonly used in conditions such as Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinsons disease or brain and spinal cord injury. Similarly it can be used for patients who have stiffness or instability. As the splint is used it encourages a stretch and avoids permanent loss of muscle length.

During your assessment with a physiotherapist they will measure you range of motion using a goniometer in order to get an accurate measurement, goals will be set and re-evaluated regularly as you become more able to achieve your functional goals.

To book an assessment or for more information please email call 0161 883 0066 .