TREATING THE RIGIDITY OF THE INTERPHALANGEAL WITH NEOPRENE SPLINTS
The interphalangeal joints are, as Curtis said, the epicenter of hand surgery. The stiffness of these joints is one of the main difficulties that professionals in the sector have to face and its treatment is really a challenge within hand therapy. Its size is inversely proportional to the difficulty of its treatment. For more than 70 years, hand surgery has tried to solve this problem with uncertain results and often recurrences. Hand therapy improves them, but does not achieve a clear and stable result. The new technical possibilities offered by softer materials to construct splints have allowed us to take a step forward and achieve evident clinical improvements.
For more than 25 years, Vicenç Punsola Izard, a physiotherapist since 1996 and a pioneer in hand therapy in Spain, has developed his own technology to treat the stiffness of the interphalangeal joints, which has led him to generate an innovative treatment with many possibilities. A research work that after 25 years has borne fruit.
This knowledge, which has been recognized nationally and internationally, has finally been put together in a new and powerful formation. In this course you will find the compendium of all the information generated in this research and the explanation of how to implement this technology with your patients. Truly a step forward in hand therapy.
This is the definitive training to understand the interphalangeal joints, their pathology and the mechanisms that generate rigidity. Obtain the theoretical-practical knowledge of construction of the neoprene splints that are generating the difference. This methodology will allow you to build splints that are faithful to biomechanics and allow stiffness to be treated safely.
The course includes the following material:
Kit SMILE SPLINT
It is the original MAPS therapy neoprene splint construction kit, a kit developed to be able to make ETDNO-type neoprene digital splints. In this kit we have included all the fundamental elements that are needed to be able to build elastic tension splints with top quality neoprene, with the ideal glue that never fails, with the measurement system used in Hand Therapy Barcelona and with the basic instructions for that you start in this method of work. We recommend taking the course in order to get the most out of the material and not generate unwanted side effects.
- 4 rolls of 3mm neoprene to make splints and tension sheets
- 1 piece of 5mm neoprene for end of range splints and reverse tension splints
- 2 tubes of contact glue recommended by Hand Therapy Barcelona
- A tape measure
- Instructions for use