Splinting and Casting
The purpose of splinting and/or casting is to increase/maintain joint range of motion, manage pain, maximize mobility, prevent the recurrence of a deformity, protect a joint(s), and/or increase/regain activities of daily living function. A splint is a removable orthopedic device used for immobilization, or to support any part of the body. It may be rigid or flexible, and made of materials such as low density plastics, plaster fiberglass, or polyester casting tapes, neoprene, Velcro, etc. Casting may be required to assist the therapist in attaining the most optimal range of motion of a joint or position. Physical and occupational therapists provide this service in collaboration with a physician.
Outpatient appointments and program referrals can be made by calling 410-367-2222.