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HOT TOPICS: Orthosis Fabrication - Thoughtful use of thermoplastics as a healing modality

  • Tue, March 10, 2015
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • MedStar NRH Auditorium 102 Irving St NW 20010


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HOT TOPICS: Orthosis Fabrication - Thoughtful use of thermoplastics as a healing modality

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Medstar NRH Auditorium
102 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20010

Parking is $5 for 0-3 hrs in the Blue Hospital Parking Garage.
A free shuttle is available from the Red or Green Lines. Look for International Limo Shuttle which will bring you right to the front of NRH and runs every 10-15 min during rush hour.

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March 10, 2015


Jeff Smith, OTR/L, CHT


  • Understand the differences in various materials such as drape, memory, rigidity.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of handling skills used in the fabrication process.
  • Identify the types of upper extremity splints (static, dynamic and static progressive)


This presentation will focus on the theory, practice and technologies relating to use of thermoplastics in the treatment of upper extremity physical disabilities.  Discussion of the differing types and styles of materials, techniques and approaches to orthotic fabrication will be demonstrated and an opportunity to practice with samples of differing materials will be offered.  

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