Upper Extremity Casting: a Practical Guide
- List Price: $41.00
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Psychological Corporation
- Publish date: 12/01/2007
Clinicians often face the challenge of managing the upper extremities of clients with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or cerebral palsy. Kelly addresses this challenge in Upper Extreme Casting by presenting detailed casting guidelines. This guide includes comprehensive information on the biomechanics of the upper extremity and clinical procedures for evaluating the limb prior to casting.
In this guide, you'll find instructions with accompanying photos and illustrations for applying 12 different casts to the elbow, wrist, and hand. These casting procedures will help reduce spasticity, prevent and reduce contractures, increase range of motion, and maximize functional use of the extremity.
Follow the bivalving guidelines to assist your clients with maintaining the achieved results. There are reproducible forms for client information and wearing schedules that may be customized as needed. Refer to the many case studies in this guide for examples of the results that can be achieved with these casting techniques.