Splinting with Style

A two-day hands-on interactive splinting course designed for therapist and other health professionals interested in advancing their splinting skills! This course is excellent for occupational and physical therapists. The course includes a review of upper extremity anatomy, various pathologies and treatment techniques. Static, dynamic, and static-progressive splinting techniques are demonstrated. Each participant will manually fabricate commonly used splints, both static and dynamic. A comprehensive manual is provided with appropriate splint patterns and a detailed reference manual. In-class supervision and multiple lab instructors are provided during the design process. Participants receive course materials to allow the attending therapist to immediately apply the information in his or her clinical setting. This is a fun and enjoyable way to learn about splinting!

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Course Instructor(s)

Edward Fiore


Ed Fiore is a practicing Occupational Therapist and a Certified Hand Therapist. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Education Technology. Edward Fiore has over 14 years of experience in orthopedic rehabilitation with concentration on evaluation and treatment of upper extremity injuries. Treatment specialization includes custom splint fabrication and manual treatment techniques for traumatic hand injuries. Edward Fiore demonstrates splinting models that are “design simple” and “patient friendly.” He offers unique ideas to low profile models with minimal cost to the clinic.

Edward Fiore is a national speaker and educator. He lectures on many orthopedic topics, including management of common hand injuries, nerve compression, overuse syndromes, and splinting techniques. He presented at the national meeting for American Society of Hand Therapist, Florida Hand Society on various topics, including a new static-progressive splinting model. He also guest lectures at several universities. Edward Fiore is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists, and the American Occupational Therapy Association. His hands-on expertise, advanced technology skills, and lively sense of humor makes his course both educational and entertaining.

Course Agenda

Day 1

07:30 - 08:00
Registration (snack/refreshments provided)
08:00 - 09:00
History and Basic Principles of Splinting
09:00 - 09:30
Upper Extremity Anatomy & Kinesiology
09:30 - 10:30
Wound Healing and Tissue Repair
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:30
LAB IT’S SHOW TIME! Fabrication of Static Splinting Designs: Mallet, Anti-Trigger, PIP Keeper
11:30 - 12:30
Lunch, on your own
12:30 - 01:30
Carpal Kinematics, Biomechanics of the Hand, Wrist and Forearm
01:30 - 02:30
LAB - Fabrication of Static Splinting Designs,Wrist Control, Ulnar Gutter
02:30 - 02:45
02:45 - 03:30
LAB - Fabrication of Static, Splinting Designs: Short Opponens, Thumb Spica
03:30 - 04:00

Day 2

07:30 - 08:00
Registration (snack/refreshments provided)
08:00 - 09:00
Tendon Mechanisms, Flexor & Extensor, Pulley Systems,Effects of Scar Tissue
09:00 - 10:00
Fabrication, Dynamic Splinting Principles, Treatment Programs
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:15
Questions and Answers

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 10.5 Hours
  • This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (12.6 PDUs lab component)
  • CIAO is recognized as an Approved Provider for PT/PTAs by the NYSE Dept State Board for PT
  • CIAO is an Illinois Approved Provider for PT/PTA Continuing Education
  • This activity meets the continuing competence requirements for PT/PTA license renewal in TX
  • This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Prov. #2202009#TX
  • The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE
  • The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes CIAO Seminars as an Approval Agency to Approve Providers Offering Continuing Competency Courses
  • The Physical Therapy Board of California has determined that CIAO meets the standards set forth in section 1399.95 of the CA Code of Regulations
  • CIAO is a Rule Approved Provider for the Florida Board of Physical Therapy
  • CIAO is an Approved Provider for the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Approved for:
  • 10.5 Hrs PT/PTAs in AR, CA (CIAO22-07). IL, TX (APTA TX #2202009 for 10.5 CCUs)
  • 10.5 Hours Registered with CEBroker for OT/COTAs in AL, AZ, GA, LA, MS, SC, TN and PT/PTAs in GA, SC, TN
  • 12.5 Hrs PT/PTAs and OT/COTAs FL (CE Broker #20-200650)
  • 12.6 Hrs. PT/PTAs in NY

Course meets requirements for:

  • PT/PTAs in AL, AK, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, MD, MA, MI, MO, MT, NE, NH, NC, ND, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY
  • OT/COTAs in AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, HI, ID, IA, IN, KS, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT,
  • OT/COTAs in NE, NV, NH, NJ,, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WY

  • CIAO is recognized on the NBCOT Provider Registry (meets PDU requirements for NBCOT)