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Education

Introduction to Hand Splinting – Brisbane 2021

Proudly supported by: The Hand Recovery Centre Pty Ltd and OPC Health

Date:

27th August – 9:00am to 5:00pm (lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided)

28th August – 9:00am to 2:00pm (morning tea and lunch provided)

Overview:

This was a practical workshop designed to provide therapists with both clinical and hands on experience in the fabrication of thermoplastic splints. This two day course combined theoretical principles and practical application with the purpose of developing skills in thermoplastic splint design and fabrication at an introductory level.

Participants learnt to take patterns and master a variety of splinting materials to allow them to fabricate professional looking, comfortable splints to meet patient’s needs.

This course ran over 2 days and was most suited to Occupational Therapists or Physiotherapists.

Venue:

Calamvale Hotel Conference Centre

Skyline West Room

Cnr Compton and Beaudesert Roads, Calamvale QLD 4116

About the Presenter:

Erika LassigBOccThy MHSc (OT) AHT

Erika graduated from the University of Queensland as an Occupational Therapist in 2004. She has over 15 years experience practising hand therapy. She has worked in hand and upper limb rehabilitation at a variety of centres including Logan Hospital, Redlands Hospital and the Mater Adult Hospital Brisbane. She founded The Hand Recovery Centre in 2016 and currently operates a clinic at Calamvale Medical Centre and Greenslopes Hospital.

Erika completed a Master of Health Science through the University of Sydney with a focus on hand therapy and soft tissue management and is an Accredited Hand Therapist (as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association). She is dedicated to education, training and participation in research in the area of hand therapy and has co-authored research which was published in The Journal of Hand Therapy.