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Custom Splinting Specialist

Precision Rehab Occupational Physical & Hand Therapy

Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapy located in Fresh Meadows, NY & Little Neck, NY

If you have a hand function issue, custom splinting can position it safely while still allowing movement during your rehab sessions. At Precision Rehab Occupational Physical & Hand Therapy, in the Fresh Meadows area of Queens, New York City, and Little Neck, New York, the experienced team offers custom orthotic devices for the upper extremities. Custom splinting can be an integral part of your recovery; call the nearest office or book a consultation online today.

Custom Splinting Q & A

What is custom splinting?

Custom splinting is a specialized traction device that fits on your upper arm and hand. The Precision Rehab Occupational Physical & Hand Therapy team attaches the durable non-latex lightweight plastic device to your arm and hand and then aligns and adjusts it for your particular needs. 

How does custom splinting work during my hand rehab program?

Precision Rehab Occupational Physical & Hand Therapy uses an industry-leading custom splinting device that allows for all necessary movements during your rehabilitation. You won't have to worry about rubber bands or elastic springs that snag or break as you move. 

The exact protocol needed during recovery depends on what type of hand problem you have. Typically, you'll do a series of different exercises to repair, restore, and rehabilitate your hand. 

The innovative pulley system in your custom splint allows maximum finger flexion while maintaining optimal alignment. 

The hand therapy team can easily detach and adjust your custom splint when necessary during your treatment sessions so you can participate in different hand therapy protocols. 

When might I need custom splinting?

You could need custom splinting in the following situations. 

  • Extensor tendon repair
  • Flexor tendon repair
  • Radial nerve palsy
  • Posterior interosseous nerve palsy
  • Metacarpal arthroplasty
  • General muscle weakness
  • Hand joint stiffness
  • Extrinsic extensor tightness

Hand problems may arise because of serious injury, chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, or after a surgical procedure. No matter how a hand issue starts, custom splinting can be an integral part of recovery.

If you have any hand problem, you usually need both immobilization and rehabilitation, and custom splinting covers both of those needs at once. 

With custom splinting, you get all the benefits of immobilization — mainly, keeping your healing hand in the ideal position at all times — without extensive movement restriction. Because you can still move your fingers, you can fully participate in your hand therapy program for maximum success. 

Studies show that custom splinting devices improve comfort and confidence during rehabilitation, leading to less swelling and joint stiffness as you recover. 

Learn more about how a custom splint can help you maximize your rehab routine. Call Precision Rehab Occupational Physical & Hand Therapy, or schedule an appointment online today with the caring team of hand therapy experts.