OT 536L - Intervention: Orthotic Lab
 
(1 cr.) This lab course provides students with practical, hands-on learning experience in splinting. Students evaluate and fabricate splints for specific diagnoses and client populations. Students apply biomechanical principles to splint construction, analyze the cost of splints (prefabricated versus custom-made), and discuss the role of splinting as part of an overall intervention plan for clients. In addition, students are introduced to various prosthetic devices and the role of occupational therapy during pre-prosthetic and prosthetic training for clients with amputations. An integrated case study links the clinical reasoning process involved in all three components of this course: fieldwork, ergonomics, assistive technology and orthotics. Every Year, Spring
 
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