Fibreglass waterproof casts, thermoplastic splints and braces are used to immobilise a fracture or injured body part to facilitate healing or to enable completion of daily tasks with support and reduced symptoms. Dependant on the condition the device may be removable and only used for a short period of time. Rathmines Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre applies both leg and arm waterproof and splash proof casts as well as commercially made walking boots. Thermoplastic splints are made for a variety of conditions for the hand, wrist, fingers and lower leg. Commercially manufactured splints can be sized and purchased as well.
Common Conditions treated:
- Fractures of the arm, wrist, leg or foot
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
- Dislocated joints
- Sprains of the ankle and wrist
- Achilles tendon tears
Client type seen: Private, Workers Compensation, Third Party, Medicare (Chronic Disease Management Plan for Physiotherapy) and Department of Veteran’s Affairs.