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If you are currently looking for a support for your injury in the thumb, finger, hand, wrist and forearm, you’ve come to the right place. Action Rehab can custom fit a waterproof, thermoplastic splint and bracing for better support.
WHY THERMOSPLASTIC SPLINTS AND CASTS?
Thermoplastic is a lightweight,water-resistant, malleable material that can be moulded to suit the area that needs it.
Research indicates that a greater level of function can be gained in a shorter time with thermoplastic splints and braces (Quadlbauer et al., 2016). Thermoplastic sports guards and splints can also help sportsman return to sport sooner than when they have heavy plaster of paris casts.
Better yet, thermoplastic splints allow a patient to complete their daily activities with greater ease, including being able to shower, bath and swim without needing to keep the splint dry.
HOW THERMOSPLASTIC WORKS
Thermoplastic comes as a flat piece of polymer resin plastic which becomes soft and pliable at certain temperatures and solidifies as it cools. It is placed in warm water and once soft, it is shaped and moulded to the area that needs it.
It can be removed and reshaped should the shape of the limb change and can be adjusted to be looser or tighter if oedema levels change causing swelling or size reduction of the area being treated.
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Our Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists have extensive knowledge and experience in assessing, diagnosing, treating, and managing your hand and upper extremity – your shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand – injuries or conditions, so you know you’re in good hands.
The hand therapists at Action Rehab are experienced in the assessment and treatment of various hand injuries. With a reputation endorsed by sporting organisations like the Melbourne Football Club, Action Rehab is the smart choice for treating your hand injuries and providing thermoplastic splints and casts for thumb, finger, hand, wrist, and forearm injuries.
Get on the road to recovery, so you can do the things you love.
SPLINTS AND CASTS FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS
PLASTER OF PARIS (POP) CASTS
Plaster of Paris (POP) casts are always top of mind when you incur a break or a fracture, but it is not the only option available. Some surgeries may also need a cast, brace, or splint to help them heal properly. While plaster of paris casts have their place, new thermoplastic technology offers greater benefits and flexibility for patients.
At Action Rehab, we have developed our own splints and bracing, which means we can custom fit the splint to better support your injury. Using our thermoplastic splint rather than plaster cast orthosis will make daily tasks easier while recovering. Why? Because they are lightweight and water resistant.
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Having the right support for your injury or condition plays a huge role in how fast and well you heal. Our therapists can ensure that you receive support you need for your injury or condition.