Upper Extremity Splinting and Serial Casting

Pediatric Rehabilitation

Upper Extremity Splinting and Serial Casting

Contact Information
(608) 263-8412

UW Health's pediatric rehabilitation specialists in Madison, Wisconsin, provide a multidisciplinary approach to your child's rehabilitation.

Referrals are made for evaluation to determine pediatric hand splint appropriateness, as well as for splint fitting or modifications.

  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy provides neoprene and low-temperature thermoplastic splints.
  • Splinting can provide prolonged stretch to muscles and soft tissue structures.
  • Splinting is also used to protect joint structures, enhance biomechanical alignment and provide stability during functional activities.
  • Serial casting to improve ROM in shortened muscles of upper extremity.
  • Casts may need to be applied in succession until the desired functional joint ROM is achieved.